Effective June 1, Zion Recovery Residential Program will be decreasing bed capacity due to funding changes according to a statement May 21 from counselor Richard Mullen.

“The landscape of the substance use disorder field has been steadily changing the last few years with the privatization of Medicaid along with the challenges of obtaining med-exempt status for patients on Iowa Health and Wellness along with the revisions of the Iowa Block Grant transition to fee for services,” according to the statement.

The Women’s residential treatment program in Clarinda will no longer be operational.  “Currently we are not taking any referrals for women residential services,” according to the statement.

This decision to decrease the bed capacity and eliminate the female designate beds does not impact the male residential treatment program and ZION Recovery Services staff remain dedicated to providing quality residential substance use disorder treatment and processing referrals to the facility in an expediate manner.

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