Our mission

Guthrie County Hospital (GCH) has partnered with Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) to provide access to mental health services.

Central Iowa Psychological Services is a unique group of psychologists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, marital and family therapists, and social workers who deliver mental health care across Central Iowa. As a partner, CIPS providers will work closely with Guthrie County Hospital staff and care teams to provide patients with Medication Management and Therapy.

Services are delivered by Jennifer Sambu ARNP, PMHNP and Megan Thompson-Hansen LMSW. Learn more about our CIPS providers below.

Request an appointment

While we attempt to schedule as quickly as possible, request forms submitted outside of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm will receive appointment responses during business hours.

Our team will be available on-site on Wednesdays.

To schedule an appointment please contact Guthrie County Hospital at 641-332-2201.

Meet some of our team

Jennifer Sambu

Jennifer Sambu, ARNP, PMHNP

I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based out of Ankeny, Iowa. With over 10 years of diverse experience in mental health, I am affiliated with Broadlawns Medical Center and a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International- Honor Society of Nursing. I currently accept the Medicare-approved amount for services. Looking forward to meeting you!

Megan Thompson-Hansen

Megan Thompson-Hansen, LMSW, CADC

I am a Licensed Social Worker providing mental health therapy services to adults. I have several years of experience facilitating individual and group sessions for individuals facing substance use challenges and have a background in hospice work as well. When working with clients, I use a variety of practices including compassion-focused therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I always use a person-centered approach and tailor your therapeutic experience to fit your unique needs.