After paperwork is completed, depending on insurance coverage, new patients can usually be seen by a therapist within a week or two. For psychiatry it can be approximately 4-6 weeks to see a provider. (If you are in a crisis such as suicidal or homicidal, you can see a therapist the same day for an assessment.)
You may also call after the appointment is scheduled to see if there are any cancellations to be able to get in sooner.
We accept all insurances except Title 19 (Medicaid) of South Dakota and Nebraska. We do accept Title 19 (Medicaid) of Iowa. It is however your responsibility to contact your insurance company to find out if we are in network or if the provider we schedule you with is in network.
You will also need to verify what your copay will be, if there is coinsurance and how much that will be, and if there is a deductible that must be met. (We are an outpatient mental health center, therefore copays are usually considered to be under specialist copay).
Cash or check only. We currently do not accept debit or credit cards.
Under a court order you have to comply with the recommendations made by your provider. If you do not comply you may have to present in front of the judge, be admitted to the behavioral health unit at the hospital, or even serve a sentence in the Woodbury County Jail.
There are basically two options. You can visit with the patient to tell them your concerns and ask that they voluntarily receive services or you and another person who is familiar with the patient can go to room 101 in the Woodbury County Court House at 625 Douglas Street to fill out the necessary paperwork to file a mental health court commitment.
There are several groups offered throughout the year. To follow is a list of the types of groups that are offered.
Please contact us for start dates and times for individual groups.
Yes! We have a group that meets monthly; it is an affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. The meeting is held at our Friendship House location at 1101 Court Street. You do not have to call ahead but if you have questions please call 712-255-4209.