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About the Facility
The history of this site begins in November 9, 1874 when the St. Joseph State Hospital (originally called State Hospital for the Insane #2) opened its doors. This site operated as a mental health hospital for nearly 127 years. In 1997, mental health services were moved to the newly build Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center across the street from the old hospital while turning over the old ground to the Missouri Department of Corrections. Retaining much of the historic aspects of the buildings, the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center located in St. Joseph, Missouri officially opened in September of 1999. The reception and diagnostic facility serves an area comprised of thirty (30) counties in the western region of the state receiving newly sentenced offenders, probation/parole returns and treatment offenders.