Mental Health & Disabilities Services Central Point of Coordination (CPC) Office
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.
The CPC office acts as the gatekeeper to a countywide system of services and supports for consumers. We accept applications from residents of Winneshiek county who are requesting funding for services, make eligibility decisions, evaluate the needs of individuals, and work to create and implement a service-funding plan.
The department embraces the philosophy that individuals with disabilities have rights and responsibilities, including the ability to direct their lives within our community. Counties in Iowa have a commitment to provide cost-effective services in order to assist our consumers to be as independent, productive and integrated into the community as possible within the financial limitations of federal, state and county resources.
To be eligible for services you must:
- Have legal settlement in Winneshiek County.
- Meet the criteria defined as having mental illness, chronic mental illness, mental retardation or have a developmental disability.
- Meet income and resource guidelines.
Services funded by the CPC office include, but are not limited to the following:
- Outpatient mental health services
- Residential services
- Vocational Services
- Respite care
- Commitment cost
- Case Management/Social Work
- Adult day care
The CPC office also works with the Clerk of Court in the Civil commitment process. If an individual's behavior requires involuntary commitment, an application is completed in the Clerk of Court's office in the county where the individual lives. The application describes the behavior suggesting that the individual is seriously mentally impaired and must be a danger to themselves or others.