Hope Harbor

About Us

Hope Harbor is an inpatient behavioral health unit at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. For over 20 years, Hope Harbor has specialized in medical management of psychiatric disorders for the older population.

Our Goal

To improve self-esteem, dignity, abilities and independence. Consistent with our holistic treatment philosophy, we focus on healing the mind, body and spirit.

Hope Harbor Team

Our ability to provide excellent care to our patients, often with complex illnesses, is possible only with the quality and commitment of our entire clinical team.

  • Psychiatric Medical Director
  • Medical Director
  • Program Director
  • 24-Hour Psychiatric Nursing Staff
  • Two Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
  • Two Social Workers
  • Activity Therapist

Program Features

  • 24-Hour Services.
  • Medical and Psychiatric Evaluation.
  • Medical Management of Psychiatric Disorders.
  • Management of Medication and Education.
  • Individualized Treatment Planning.
  • Therapeutic Exercise.
  • Stress Management.
  • Activity Therapy Groups.
  • Spiritual Counseling.
  • Community Referrals for Support.
  • Neuropsychological Testing.
  • Consultation for Speech, Occupational and/or Physical Therapy Based on Individual Needs.
  • After Care Follow-Up.

Who Would Benefit

Those that struggle with:

  • Depression or anxiety.
  • Anger, aggressive behavior or notable changes in mood.
  • Sudden onset of forgetfulness and/or an inability to concentrate.
  • Inability to care for yourself.
  • Seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear.
  • Problems related to changing health status, illness or disability.
  • Personal safety.

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by a family member, friend, psychiatrist, doctor, nursing home, hospital or community agency. An older adult may also make a self-referral.


Visitors can use the BVRMC Main Entrance Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. After hours and on weekends, visitors can use the BVRMC ER Entrance.

Contact Us

Hope Harbor
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
1525 West 5th Street
P.O. Box 309
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Toll Free 1.888.712.5433, extension 8656

For more information, or to schedule a confidential, free screening; please call 712.213.8656 or email Hope.Harbor@bvrmc.org.