What is the CPC?
Each county in the State of Iowa has an appointed Central Point of Coordination
or otherwise known as CPC. The purpose of the CPC of each county is to act as
the entry point for accessing county Mental Health funding for persons with
disabilities including persons with Mental Retardation, Mental Illness, and
Chronic Mental Illness. Some counties also provide funding for persons with
Developmental Disabilities. The CPC is responsible for monitoring all county
Mental Health services including processing CPC applications, determining legal
settlement, service planning, and approval/denial of all Mental Health
expenditures for their county.
Administrator must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school and has
demonstrated competency in program administration and planning in human services
or a related field working with persons with disabilities.
||Accept CPC applications from residents of Monroe County who are
requesting funding for services through the county’s mental health
||Determine what county in Iowa is responsible for funding services
||Administration of county funding for eligible county individuals and
persons served by the State Payment Program.
||Coordinate the response to individual needs ie. hospitalizations,
residential , vocational, other support services; with families, the
court, service providers etc.
||Negotiate rates and monitor contracts with service providers
||Collect data of individuals served through the county MH/DD budget
What does the CPC do?
Each county is required to develop a Mental Health Management Plan. The
plan explains what the county will and will not fund in regards to Mental Health
services. Some counties fund different services than others. Some of the
different types of services that counties may fund include:
||Vocational Services: such as Supported Employment,
Pre-Vocational Services, Work Activity, Sheltered Workshop, Job
||Residential Services: such as Supported Community Living,
Respite, Residential Care Facility, Intermediate Care Facility, etc.
||Other Services: such as Targeted Case Management, Mental
Health hospitalizations and other commitment costs, transportation,
psychotropic medications, therapy, counseling, psychiatry, etc.
How do I qualify?
In order to determine eligibility for county funded services, we look
at several criteria that could include:
||Diagnosis – applicants must have a diagnosis that is
covered by Monroe County’s Mental Health Management Plan. These include
a diagnosis of Mental Illness, Chronic Mental Illness, and Mental
||Financial – applicants must meet income and resource
||Need – applicants must be in need of particular service
they are requesting.
||Legal Settlement – applicant must have Monroe County legal
settlement. Legal settlement is established when you live in a county
for at least one year without services.
1801 South B Street
Albia IA 52531
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
IF AN EMERGENCY or
Please call Behavioral Health Centers of Southern Iowa,
911, or go directly to the Emergency Room
used in the CPC office
State of Iowa - Disability Resources
Iowa Department of Human Services
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)