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In 1972, after years of planning and deliberation, the Plains Area Mental Health Center proudly opened its doors one day a week and began serving the residents of Plymouth County. During the first year, 166 patients were seen. Over the years, the organization has grown and changed in response to community needs across the region. Today, Plains Area Mental Health Center serves approximately over 6,000 people each year, with offices in ten locations across Northwest Iowa. Our staff includes 90 trained and experienced doctors, nurses, counselors, therapists and support staff. We are proud of the many benefits and services we provide for people of all ages across the region.