Family Group Support Sessions Now Offered at UCS Healthcare

Family and friends supporting a person in recovery also need support. We have added a four-week family support group session on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at our Des Moines location at 4908 Franklin Avenue. This is a four-week rolling program, but new participants can start at any time. There is no charge for this family group session, but we will ask you to sign in and participants may provide a free will donation. For more information, contact us at 515-280-3860 or email us at

UCS Healthcare is expanding - hiring medical professionals in multiple locations

UCS Healthcare is expanding. In addition to our recent clinic relocation and expansion in Ankeny, in the coming months, we'll be partnering with other substance use and mental health treatment providers in Iowa to add medication units. This means that medication assisted treatment will be available to more patients who are seeking long-term recovery from addiction.

UCS Healthcare 5th Annual Christmas for the Kids!

This event is open to all children of UCS Healthcare patients ages 0-12. Join us on Friday, December 22, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at 4908 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines for refreshments, craft activities and a visit from Santa Claus! Each child will receive a gift while supplies last. We are accepting donations of cash, gift cards, new or gently used toys and new or gently used clothing for all ages.

Please note: No pets allowed

While we all love our pets, for the safety and security of others and due to our clinic rules, pets are not allowed at any UCS Healthcare location. ADA-approved service animals meeting guidelines are the exception. Thank you for respecting our employees and patients by complying with this rule.

No pets

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.

If you are a journalist or blogger or would like to discuss other marketing opportunities, please contact or call 515-494-2567. We welcome the opportunity to work with journalists and content creators on health care topics, addiction prevention, mental health and substance use disorder treatment options.