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Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

320 North Eisenhower Avenue, Mason City, Iowa, 50401
Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services provides individualized, gender-specific treatment for adults with substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders. Evidence-based prevention and treatment options at Prairie Ridge include residential programs, low-intensity and high-intensity outpatient services, as well as relapse-prevention training, individual and group counseling, and 12-Step meetings.

Facility Highlights

  • Gambling Treatment Services
  • Healthy Alternative Activities
  • Education Services


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Jay Hansen
    Jay HansenExecutive Director
    Jay has worked for Prairie Ridge since 1974 and has served as the Executive Director since 1984. He is past President of ISPDA and was involved in the original NIATx project sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He currently serves on the Iowa Board of Health and has provided numerous trainings and presentations at the National, State and Local level.
  • Kelly Grunhovd, CPS
    Kelly Grunhovd, CPSPrevention Manager
    Kelly Grunhovd is the Prevention Program Manager/Program Director. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2002 with Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Spanish. While studying at the University of Northern Iowa, she concentrated her class load in Psychology of Adjustment and Abnormal Psychology. She was also able to fine tune her Spanish skills by studying a semester in Spain. Ms. Grunhovd is a certified instructor for Strengthening Families Program, Reconnecting Youth and Prime for Life programs.

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Located in northern Iowa and founded in 1969, Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare offers gender-specific residential treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder. The rehab also offers outpatient care, as well as tailored treatment for clients with co-occurring disorders, which is a specialty offered by half of all treatment centers in the country.


All clients receive a comprehensive assessment upon admission to determine the appropriate level of care. Residential treatment lasts 28 days and utilizes evidence-based practices such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which is a modality used by 58 percent of treatment centers in the U.S.

Clients participate in group, individual, and family therapy, in addition to workshops on topics like relapse prevention and anger management, and on-site 12-step meetings.

Residential graduates often use Prairie Ridge’s outpatient services as a form of aftercare. Outpatient options, including a day treatment and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), follow the Matrix Model, which is a treatment approach used by 46 percent of treatment facilities across the country.

Prairie Ridge also provides specialized outpatient programming for gambling addiction, which is an a extra offered by less than a quarter of treatment facilities nationwide.


The treatment team includes certified addiction counselors, certified alcohol and drug counselors, and licensed clinical social workers. To date, the five individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com generally appreciated the facility's staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4/5


Photos on the facility's website indicated double- and triple occupancy rooms for residents, in addition to computer stations, fitness facilities, and lounges with TVs. According to the facility’s website, it has a quarter mile walking trail through grass and flowers.

Prairie Ridge is tobacco-free facility. Nicotine cessation classes are offered for clients struggling to quit. To date, the five individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com approved of the facility's upkeep and its amenities.

Cleanliness: 4.2/5
Exercise and Leisure: 3.6/5


The majority of former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com to date (four out of five) gave Prairie Ridge positive feedback, indicating that the treatment was comprehensive and effective, and the staff were knowledgeable and compassionate. "They focus on three different groups of recovery. DBT, Matrix and twelve step. Those combined with psychiatrist on staff armed me with all the tools I'll need," an anonymous alum wrote in a representative review.

The facility also fared well on Google[1], earning an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars based on 30 reviews. "Very nice place. Everyone from check in, admissions, counselors, supervisors and front desk were friendly and helpful," Crystal wrote in a representative review.


Five of six of the loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Prairie Ridge positive reviews. They described the rehab as a well-run treatment facility with caring staff and effective family programming. "They do a good job working with the families. They make people feel welcome and help them on their journey to quit addiction," one family member wrote in a representative review.

The five loved ones polled on the matter by Rehabs.com generally approved of the facility's family involvement and staff, as well as reported a moderately high likeliness to recommend the facility to others.

Staff Experience and Training: 4/5
Family Participation: 3.8/5
Would Recommend: 3.8/5


Prairie Ridge accepts most private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare, the latter of which is taken by 36 percent of treatment facilities nationwide. The facility also offers a sliding scale fee to Iowa residents. To date, the three individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com gave high four and five-star ratings for the facility's affordability.

[1] GoogleReviews

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