Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services


Founded in 1882, Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services occupies part of 92 acres deeded to the State in the 1800's for the benefit of the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Located adjacent to the Truckee River in Sparks Nevada, it shares sculpted grounds with Lake's Crossing Center, the State Forensic Hospital, and Sierra Regional Center, the treatment center for the developmentally disabled. In recent years NNAMHS, formerly known as the Nevada Mental Health Institute, has developed from the only state hospital in Nevada to a comprehensive, community-based, mental health system supported by an acute care psychiatric inpatient hospital. The agency is fully licensed and is certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

…to provide psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation services in the least restrictive setting to support personal recovery and enhance quality of life.

Mission Statement

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services is staffed by more than 270 employees. In addition to the Dini-Townsend Inpatient Facility, numerous outpatient services are available, including the Washoe Community Mental Health Center, Outpatient Pharmacy, Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program (PRP), Consumer Peer Counseling, and Service Coordinator Services.

It is the intention of Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services to provide an environment which fully respects human dignity and which consistently reflects human caring.

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services

480 Galletti Way
Sparks, Nevada 89431-5573
(775) 688-2001
Fax: (775) 688-2192


Quick Contact

Behavioral Health
Phone: 775-684-5943
Fax: 775-684-5964