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Brittney Parmeter now providing mental health services at Platte Valley Clinic


February 12, 2020

Joshua Wood

Brittney Parmeter has lived in Saratoga for three years and is now providing mental health services at Platte Valley Clinic.

Access to mental health is just one of many issues that rural areas such as Wyoming are forced to deal with. With mental health providers often located in more populous towns, it leaves a lengthy drive time for rural residents in need of those services. This is if they have a vehicle and are able to take the time off work for the trip.

In fact, according to a study from Mental Health America, Wyoming has an overall ranking of 47. This means that the Cowboy State has a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care. According to the Rural Health Information Hub, one of...

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