Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa (SATUCI) is committed to providing high quality treatment, prevention, and education to individuals and families with substance abuse and gambling disorders through the use of evidence-based practices focusing on client self-determination and personal recovery growth.

SATUCI COVID-19 Update 3/1/2021

Effective March 1, 2021, all evaluations and individual sessions as well as groups will be held in person.  Masks are still required, and COVID precautions will be observed.  Telehealth will continue to be offered to ensure all client needs are being met. 


When you come to the office for your appointment, you will be asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

*All clients will be expected to wear a mask when entering the building. If you do not have a mask, ask the front desk and a disposable mask will be furnished to you.

*Upon leaving the building, face masks need to be disposed of in the waste basket labeled “FACE MASK DISPOSAL ONLY” located in the lobby area.

*Please do not bring family or friends in the building with you, if you have someone driving you to your appointment they must wait outside of the building.

*If you come early to your appointment, please remain in your car or outside the building until time to meet.

*A poster with COVID symptoms is posted on the entrance doors for you to review. If you are running a fever, have COVID symptoms, have been diagnosed, or have been around another individual who has been diagnosed with COVID you will need to reschedule your appointment.

Please notify the office if you want to reschedule.

Thank you for your patience during these difficult times. We look forward to providing continued services to you and or your family members. Please stay safe and healthy.

Jenny Etter

SATUCI, Executive Director

DUI/OWI Classes

July’s DUI/OWI class is being held on July 9th & 10th and will be held in person, with a limit of 15.  Masks will be required.  Call (641) 752-5421 for more information.  This is an approved class for the DOT. 

Surveys for Clients (for current clients only!)

New Client Questionnaire

Mid Treatment Survey

Discharge Survey

Clinical Changes Effective August 3, 2020

Open Clinic: We will have Open Clinic on Tuesday afternoons from 2-3pm.  The purpose of this slot is for re-engagement.  If a client has had two consecutive no show appointments they will be asked to come in to the Open Clinic time before being allowed to reschedule with their clinician.  The purpose of this session will be to address barriers and develop a re-engagement plan.  These are meant to be short sessions.  This time may also be used for an individual who has no showed, cancelled or re-scheduled their evaluation 2 consecutive times. The individual would be instructed to come in during this time period.

Daily Crisis Slots: In an effort to better meet the needs of our clients, we will be offering a daily crisis slot from 1-2pm.  If we have an individual that is experiencing a crisis or needs to be seen that day, we can offer the crisis slot.

No Show Policy 

Any client who has had two consecutive no show appointments (individual or group), will be asked to attend a one-time re-engagement session before being allowed to schedule another appointment with their counselor.  The no show appointments will be tracked by support staff and flagged in the client’s clinical record.  The client will have 30 days from the date of being notified that they have been placed on the re-engagement to come in to the Open Clinic time on Tuesday from 2-3pm.  If the client fails to attend a Re-Engagement session with-in the 30 days they will be discharged from services.  The focus of the session will be to explore level of motivation, address barriers for non-attendance and develop a re-engagement plan.  For the clients who are calling to reschedule individual sessions or to be excused from groups, the clinician will be responsible for monitoring, addressing with clients and notifying support staff if the individual will be moved to re-engagement status.

Substance Use Disorder & COVID-19

What people with a substance use disorder need to know about COVID-19.  Please visit this website.


List of items to bring to evaluation.

If you are over 18 please fill out this form prior to being seen for your evaluation.

If you are under 18 please fill out this form prior to being seen for your evaluation.