Details for Siouxland Community Health Center - Behavioral Health and Social Services

Behavioral Health and Social Services

BehavioralUnderstanding that an individual’s mental and physical health are interrelated, the SCHC behavioral health team believes in being proactive and taking a team approach to treating both.

Patients are referred to Behavior Health and Social Services by their medical provider if concerns arise about their mental health, social or emotional needs. Providers will page the behavioral health team to further assess the situation, provide education/information, offer support, make appropriate referrals, or schedule therapy.

In therapy, the team can help individuals with the following:

  • Understanding the relationship between physical health and well-being;
  • Making lifestyle changes to improve health and well-being;
  • Addressing stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues;
  • Creating a plan to achieve better health outcomes;
  • Managing health challenges and diagnoses; and
  • Providing referrals to outside agencies

Programs we offer:

Consultation and TOVA testing for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Health and Law Project

Through the Health and Law Project, SCHC partners with Legal Aid to offer assistance with issues such as disability, discrimination, housing, domestic violence, financial concerns, divorce, custody issues and unemployment concerns. To make these services available, an attorney is on site at the health center one day a week. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Legal Aid, contact Shelly Backhaus at 712-202-1004. You may also visit to learn more about Legal Aid.

TeenScreen Program

TeenScreen is a nationally-recognized program developed by Columbia University to identify risk factors associated with mental health. TeenScreen is offered in all Sioux City public schools as well as Sergeant Bluff. This screening tool has been recognized by the State of Iowa as a proactive approach to preventing suicide. The program is free and completely voluntary and confidential. For more information on TeenScreen, go to or contact Leslie McDonald-Gonzalez, Program Coordinator, at 712-202-1019.

Siouxland Community Health Center

1021 Nebraska Street, Sioux City IA


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