Chris Ogle, UCS Healthcare Crisis Counselor, earns Master degree and LMSW designation

We're excited to congratulate Chris Ogle, crisis counselor, who recently earned his Master's degree in social work from the University of Iowa and is now a Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) counselor in the state of Iowa. Chris joined UCS Healthcare in April 2014 and has worked in a variety of roles in our organization while earning his degree. Learn more about Chris.

Dr. Frank Filippelli speaks to legislators about opioid epidemic

Dr. Frank Filippelli, medical director of the UCS Healthcare medication assisted treatment program, recently presented to legislators about the opioid epidemic in our state and appears in this news segment. Emergency room visits due to overdoses are climbing dramatically. Dr. Filippelli emphasized that this epidemic affects people from all walks of life - nurses, lawyers, moms, students, bankers - the disease of addiction does not discriminate.

UCS Healthcare's 4th Annual Christmas for the Kids serves more than 75 children

Our annual celebration event for the children of our patients held on December 23 encompasses cookie decorating, crafts, facepainting, gifts and a visit from Santa! Each child received a gift and the families had the opportunity to select from new or gently used clothing items. Thank you to our amazing team, our sponsors and all who donate to make this a memorable event.

UCS Healthcare delivers comprehensive health care services including primary and behavioral heath diagnosis education and treatment.

Our Patients tell us that we are caring, professional, casual, respectful, positive, comfortable, and honest.

Our Vision is to become the leading provider of integrated health care services for our diverse community in a safe, respectful and accessible environment.

Our Mission is to deliver comprehensive health care services that create renewed hope for healing and lifelong well-being.

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