Student Counseling Center

Please note: Grand View is temporarily without a full-time counselor for the start of the fall 2022 semester. We are committed to providing quality, confidential and holistic student support and are working to fill these vital positions. In the short-term, if you are in need of counseling, please use one of these community resources:

Broadlawns Crisis Observation Center

Location: 1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50314 (go around to the back)

Phone: (515) 282-5742 In case of emergency, call 911

Hours: Open 24/7

***Highly recommended

The Crisis Observation Center (COC) is open to clients 18 years of age or older who are experiencing psychiatric/psychological stress which does not require hospitalization. The COC provides a safe, calm environment where you can meet with a nurse and therapist, and if needed, receive assistance setting up mental health appointments and services. The COC staff may also coordinate an assessment by a mental health medication provider, if appropriate. This is a free service. They will bill insurance if you have it for initial assessment.

Broadlawns Psychiatric Urgent Care

Location: Center Building, First Floor, 1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: (515) 282-5742

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The Broadlawns Psychiatric Urgent Care accepts walk-in appointments for individuals 18 years of age or older who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The psychiatric Urgent Care is staffed with psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed therapists, nursing staff, service coordinators, and psychiatric technicians. Uses insurance

Unity Point also provides urgent care:

Unity Point Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Location: 1250 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

Phone: (515) 263-2632

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The behavioral health urgent care clinic in central Iowa provides services to individuals who are needing mental health services. Services may include but are not limited to: Psychiatric evaluation and assessment; Addiction medicine; Crisis services; and Community resources. Uses insurance.