Mental Health and Disabilities Services

Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) funds, supports and provides services for individuals with qualifying diagnosis or disabilities in an effort to provide quality of life in the least restrictive environment.
MHDS is responsible for managing the funding for services to people with:
• intellectual disabilities
• mental illness
• developmental disabilities, or brain injury.
Applicants can complete a South Central Behavioral Health Community Services application either online or in person at 102 E. Main, Ottumwa Iowa 52501.

South Central Behavioral Health Region Application

To view the Annual Service and Budget, South Central Behavioral Health Regional Management Plan and the Transition plan along with an explanation of the Jail Alternative Program click on the SCBH region tab.

Community Services Director: Jennifer Vitko
Clerk I: Latisha Murray
Clerk II: Lee Ann Criswell
Clerk III: Karen Wilcoxson