CRHC Welcomes New Mental Health Provider

Clarinda, IA | 12/10/2019

Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) Director of Clinics, Amy Roop, is excited to announce the arrival of a new mental health provider that has joined the exceptional group of providers here at CRHC.

Dr. Ryan Ernst joins the team this month as a Psychologist at CRHC. He is certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Ernst received his doctorate in Clinical psychology in 2002, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2000 and a master’s degree in Psychopharmacology in 2019. He has completed an internship at Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C. and residency at Nebraska Comprehensive Healthcare. Ernst comes to us from Lincoln, Nebraska and is very passionate about his field.

Roop states, “we realize that there is a huge void in mental health services all over in the state of Iowa. Bringing Dr. Ernst onto our team is a giant step in the right direction. We also want to make sure we’re providing services needed in our community. We do have other mental health resources and we’re looking forward to working with these groups to help enhance care for mental health patients.”

Dr. Ernst will begin seeing patients at CRHC on Thursday, December 12th. Currently, he’ll see patients on Thursdays and Friday only. To Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ernst please call 712-542-8330 or visit for more information.