About Us

Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System was established to bring together behavioral health professionals dedicated to caring for our communities. Covering over 11,000 square miles in Tennessee, VBHCS provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of over one million Tennesseans.


Our Mission is to serve individuals, families and communities through prevention, treatment and recovery services, ensuring that help today leads to a better tomorrow.


Leading the behavioral health field with innovations in prevention, treatment and recovery for individuals and families which promote the wellbeing of our communities.


  • We believe that behavioral health is an essential part of each person’s overall wellbeing.
  • We believe in honoring the dignity, values and culture of the individuals we serve.
  • We believe that recovery is possible.
  • We believe in integrated services to meet the needs of individuals with mental illness, addiction and co-occurring disorders.
  • We believe that mental illness, addiction and co-occurring disorders are preventable and early detection is important.
  •  We believe our employees must be well trained, enthusiastic, competent and loyal in order to be successful.
  • We believe in innovative approaches to evidence-based treatment and recovery.
  • We believe in the responsibility of our organization to provide cost-effective care.

Volunteer is a non-profit 501-c3 Organization

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Volunteer Behavioral Healthcare System receives funds from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Whereby, no person in the United States or in Tennessee, shall on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural origin, veteran status, political affiliation or socioeconomic level be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal and/or Tennessee State funding assistance (Civil Rights Act of 1964; T.C.A. 4-21-904; Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

This link leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.