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Information current as of May 13, 2013.
Community Mental Health Center (Ville Platte Behavioral Health Clinic)

Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health

Ville Platte Behavioral Health Center is an outpatient psychiatric facility serving residents of Evangeline Parish. Evangeline Parish includes the following towns: Basile, Bayou Chicot, Chataignier, Lone Pine, Mamou, Pine Prairie, Point Blue, Reddell, St. Landry, Turkey Creek, Vidrine, and Ville Platte.

Established in the 1970’s, Ville Platte Behavioral Health Center currently serves, on average, 500 patients which include adults, adolescents, and children. The target population consists of chronic mentally ill adults and emotionally and behaviorally disordered children and adolescents. Treatment team consists of one (1) part-time physician, one (1) part-time psychiatrist, two (2) clinical social workers, two (2) registered nurses, and one (1) social service counselor. Request for services are accepted from individuals, physicians, and other community agencies. Need for services are determined by eligibility criteria. Referrals are made elsewhere for individuals not meeting criteria. Cost of services is based on a sliding fee scale according to income. Services provided include psychosocial, psychological and psychiatric evaluations, individual and group counseling, medication management and crisis management. The Center also serves as a referral source for case management, mental health rehabilitation services and inpatient psychiatric services. Adults, adolescents and children who meet target populations are served.

Ville Platte Behavioral Health Center’s purpose is to uphold the mission and vision of Office of Behavioral Health Region IV by helping individuals through their own recovery within their immediate environment and to reduce the rate of recidivism. Accessibility of services, person-centered treatment, cultural competency, community outreach and networking are at the forefront of effective service provision for residents of Evangeline Parish.

For additional information please contact the center directly using the information provided below.

Contact Information
Patsy Dugas, LCSW
( 337 ) 363 - 5525
Community Mental Health Center (Ville Platte Mental Health Clinic)
Physical Address
312 Court St
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 179
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Primary Phone Number: ( 337 ) 363 - 5525
Fax Number: ( 337 ) 363 - 1567
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed