CareMatch - Iowa's Inpatient Bed Tracking System

The Iowa Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) administers CareMatch, the hospital bed tracking system for inpatient psychiatric services.  CareMatch allows hospitals with inpatient psychiatric programs to indicate whether or not they have an open bed in their program.  That information is made available to others that are searching for available inpatient psychiatric hospital services in the state.  The CareMatch goal is to improve the efficiency of finding inpatient psychiatric bed placement for individuals in a serious acute mental health crisis.

Hospital, court and other community staff that search for inpatient psychiatric services as part of their job duties are eligible to be users in the CareMatch system.

For a CareMatch user ID, password issues or more information, contact:

Karen Hyatt, Program Planner 3
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Disability Services
Bureau of Community Services & Planning
1305 E. Walnut Street, 5th Floor SE
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114
Phone: 515-281-3128
Fax: 515-242-6036
Email: khyatt@dhs.state.ia.us