Central Point of Coordination (CPC) is the term defining the “single point of entry” required by Chapter 331 of the Iowa Code. CPC is an administrative function and is a component of the managed care system for county assistance.

  Monroe County, Iowa - Central Point of Coordination (CPC)

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.

A CPC 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.

CPC Responsibilities:
Accept CPC applications from residents of Monroe County who are requesting funding for services through the county’s mental health budget
Determine what county in Iowa is responsible for funding services (Legal settlement)
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 Development, etc.
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:
1. 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 Retardation.
2. Financial – applicants must meet income and resource guidelines.
3. Need – applicants must be in need of particular service they are requesting.
4. 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

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm


Please call Behavioral Health Centers of Southern Iowa,
911, or go directly to the Emergency Room

Phone Number:

FAX Number:

CPC Administrator:
Katie Fisher

CPC Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the CPC office

CPC Links:
State of Iowa - Disability Resources

Iowa Department of Human Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)