Iowa Psychiatric Physicians Society

The Iowa Psychiatric Physicians Society (IPPS) is the statewide professional association for more than 200 psychiatric physicians in the state of Iowa. It is affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) with over 38,500 members world wide.

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PO Box 30413, Indianapolis, IN 46230

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Free Clinician Support Line

If you’re a front-line clinician in need of support, call the Physician Support Line. Free, confidential & no appointment needed. Call 1-888-409-0141 any day between 8AM and 12AM EST. 

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Upcoming Events

Physician Day on the Hill

Hosted by the Iowa Medical Society, this event gives IPPS members the opportunity to meet and greet with Statehouse representatives.

Date: TBD for 2021


Des Moines hospitals counter critical psychiatrist shortage by training their own

Chris Stephan was in his first week of training as an Iowa psychiatrist when a patient asked him a central question: “Why are you doing it?”

It was a July morning at Broadlawns Medical Center, which is helping start one of two groundbreaking psychiatric residency programs in Des Moines.

Stephan, 36, a Navy veteran and recent Des Moines University medical school graduate, is part of a wave of young doctors who want to help the country’s tattered mental health system. He’s one of eight successful applicants out of more than 1,000 medical school graduates who applied to begin four years of training in Des Moines’ new psychiatry residency programs. Read more...

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Iowa Psychiatric Physicians Society
PO Box 30413
Indianapolis, Indiana 46230