Story County Medical Center partners to provide mental health services in Nevada

Phillip Sitter
Ames Tribune

Story County Medical Center has partnered with Central Iowa Psychological Services to offer mental health care in Nevada.

Story Medical announced in a news release that the mental health services will be offered at Story Medical Clinic-Nevada and via telehealth.

Story Medical CEO Nate Thompson said in the release: "Mental health is an everyday and very real occurrence for people from all walks of life. In partnering with CIPS we are expanding access to mental health care close to home. We join CIPS in committing to establishing a welcoming and positive experience, while offering a local option for care."

CIPS — which has locations in Ames, Ankeny and West Des Moines — is in the process of growing a statewide telehealth network to provide mental health consultation services, and will be a referral partner for Story County Medical Center.

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Care at Story Medical Clinic in Nevada will be provided by Jennifer Sambu, a nurse practitioner in psychiatric mental health listed with CIPS' Ankeny office.  

As a referral partner, CIPS' psychologists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, marital and family therapists and social workers will work with Story Medical nursing staff and care teams to provide patients with consulting, diagnosis and treatment plans.

A consultation can be scheduled by calling Story Medical Clinic-Nevada at 515-382-5413. More information about mental health services at Story Medical can be found at storymedical.org/mentalhealth.

Phillip Sitter covers education for the Ames Tribune, including Iowa State University and PreK-12 schools in Ames and elsewhere in Story County. Phillip can be reached via email at psitter@gannett.com. He is on Twitter @pslifeisabeauty.