The Iowa Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT) is a trained team of volunteers who mobilize resources to provide post-event behavioral health services statewide for individuals, family members, volunteers, responders, and the community affected by critical incidents and disasters.

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How Do I Request Disaster Behavioral Health?

  • Accessing the 24-hour Duty Officer for Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Accessing the Iowa Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator within HHS at 515-601-7899,
  • Accessing the Incident Command System (ICS) within HHS at 515-229-5795 or

Who Can Request Disaster Behavioral Health?

  • Emergency Management
  • County Personnel
  • Iowa State Departments
  • National Guard
  • Behavioral Health providers
  • DBHRT members

For questions or information on how to become a team member or request services please contact Karen Hyatt at 515-601-7899,

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For Families, Children & Educators

Human Made and Natural Disasters

For People with Disabilities

Adults 60+

For Home Repairs

For Response Personnel

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