Mental Health Services - MedQ

Mental health services for you and those you love.

A community toolkit brought to you by MedQuarter Regional Medical District and the Faith & Medicine Task Force.


In times of crisis or distress, mental health services are readily available to you and your loved ones. This toolkit provides information and starting points for help in a variety of situations. Please know that there is no wrong door to seeking help. All resources listed here are interconnected and can help you find the appropriate resource closest to you in Cedar Rapids, Linn County and the Eastern Iowa region. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of resources, but the toolkit will help connect you with mental health services based on your needs.


All ages who are in crisis experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency and require emergency care.

Hospital Emergency Room

 DIAL 911 or Walk-in at Closest Hospital



What To Expect

Emergency care. Criteria for admission on an inpatient mental health unit is a that an individual is a danger to themselves or others. Individual is suicidal with a plan on how they would kill themselves or is a serious threat to themselves or others as a direct result of their mental illness.


All ages who are depressed, despairing, going through a hard time, or just need to talk.


  Crisis Line 319-362-2174 or 800-332-4224 anywhere in Iowa

(Available 24/365)

  Text 800-332-4224 (Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm)

  Live Chat (Available 24/365)


What To Expect

Trained specialists who will listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.

All ages seeking counseling for alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts, and mental health concerns.

Your Life Iowa

  Crisis Line 855-581-8111

(Available 24/365)

  Text 855-895-8398

  Live Chat (Click chat button)



What To Expect

Speak with a person who will listen and offer immediate support through crisis counseling, information, and referrals to additional resources.

All ages who are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Foundation 2 Mobile Crisis Outreach



What To Expect

A team will respond to your location within an hour and provide assessment and counseling.


Mental Health Access Center

  319-892-5612 or Walk-in

  7 days per week 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

What To Expect

An assessment will be completed and crisis services provided.

All ages seeking mental health or substance use services.


  319-398-3562 to inquire about walk-in hours

  Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

      Thursday – Friday 8:30 am – 10:30 am

What To Expect

Walk-in assessment by a licensed professional.

All ages of survivors of violent crimes seeking guidance and advocacy for domestic violence.





What To Expect

Support and guidance for survivors of domestic violence

Adults experiencing a mental health or substance use struggle seeking a peer run, non-crisis resource.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health

  844-775-WARM (9276)



What To Expect

Confidential listening line with people who have been through a similar journey.

Adults needing grief care.

Cedar Memorial




What To Expect

Short- and long-term support for those who have experienced loss.


  Call 211



Help for individuals to find assistance with food, housing, transportation, employment, and more.


Linn County Public Health

Comprehensive list of services available in the area. Information is updated annually

Mercy Cedar Rapids
NAMI Linn County
Tanager Place
Unity Point Cedar Rapids
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