Adult Services

Outpatient Treatment

Services include individual, couples, family and group therapy. Outpatient treatment services address mental health conditions, addiction and co-occurring disorders. These services are available at each location throughout VBHCS.

Evaluation Services

VBCHS has a network of trained provides to conduct evaluations. Services include psychological evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, forensic evaluations and psycho-sexual evaluations. Other services available include alcohol and drug assessments and parenting assessments.

Case Management

Case Management is a specialty service to assist individuals and families cope with serious mental illness. For many people, Case Management is a lifeline between resources in the community, medical care and mental health care. Case Managers are in the community every day helping people coordinate appointments, advocating on behalf of individuals and families, and access resources such as food banks or transportation. They provide vital community and home-based support services to people experiencing serious mental illness.

Psychiatric Services and Medication Management

Psychiatric evaluation and medication management can be an important part of the recovery process. Medical professionals trained in the treatment of mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders are a vital part of the treatment team. Psychiatric services include medication monitoring and management. Services are provided throughout VBHCS by psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and nurses.


Telehealth is an innovative way to ensure easy access to medical personnel. Telehealth is a direct connection to physicians and medical staff within our system from all locations within Volunteer’s 11,000 square miles of coverage area. The telehealth program provides psychiatric coverage to rural counties and enables the medical team to consult with one another on a regular basis.

Plateau Wellness Clinic

Located in our Cookeville office, The Plateau Wellness Clinic’s goal is to provide a one-stop integrated care clinic to meet physical and behavioral health needs. Improve health and manage chronic illnesses for the healthiest you.  Services include Primary Care Needs, Co-Occurring/Addictions Services,  Wellness Services and Care Coordination.  Adults 18 years or older who have a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis are eligible for the clinic services. Here are a few services,just to name a few

  • Complete physical exams including weight, blood pressure & glucose evaluatio
  •   Blood draws
  • Wellness labs evaluation and chronic disease labs monitoring

For more information call (931) 432-7828.

This project is funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS).

Peer Support Centers

Peer Support Centers provide individuals experiencing mental illness and co-occurring disorders with a welcoming recovery environment. The program is free to anyone who has a mental health condition or co-occurring mental illness and addiction. Overall health and wellness are important components of the Peer Support Centers. WRAP and Bridges classes assist members in achieving goals. The Centers are peer-run and embrace the principles of recovery, offering a variety of educational, social and recovery-oriented programs.

Residential Services

Volunteer provides a wide range of client driven and community based services that respond to community needs. This includes community based residential opportunities for qualified persons with a history of being severely and persistently mentally ill. Our residential efforts began in the early 1980s and continue today. Residential services are directed toward helping persons with psychiatric disabilities live successfully in diverse communities. Emphasis is placed on insuring a safe, affordable, and empathic environment that is appropriate for the current level of client need. Residential services, in addition to outpatient treatment services, provide qualified clients the opportunity to proceed from hospital settings through a range or continuum of residential options. These level of care options include Supervised Residential (SR), specialized long-term housing, traditional supported living facilities (SLF), supported apartments, and independent community living.

Volunteer housing management is based on the strengths model. It assumes that all persons are capable of growth and that family and communities are resources. It requires a flexible, individualized support system that places clients in settings that maximize their integration into community activities to enhance their ability to function independently. Our housing philosophy is directly linked with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD) housing philosophy. Residential Services are currently located in the following counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Warren, and Wilson.

Criminal Justice Mental Health Liaison

Through a grant from the state Volunteer provides a staff person in Hamilton county to work within the legal system to advocate for persons who have mental illness. Goals include early identification and diversion for those who are at risk for incarceration and linkage with needed services for those who have become incarcerated. Secondly, CJMH liaisons provide overview training of mental health disorders for law enforcement, attorneys, probation and parole and training on the legal system for mental health professionals. This service can be accessed through the Volunteer Chattanooga office.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

The PATH Program is a federal program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The focus of this program is to help meet the needs of homeless people who have mental illnesses by engaging them in the services provided by mental health centers and other mental health providers, community-based social service agencies, health care providers and substance abuse service providers. Services include outreach, screening and assessments, case management services, habitation and rehabilitation, alcohol or drug treatment, and limited housing services. Volunteer offers this program at The Guidance Center in Murfreesboro, Plateau Mental Health in Cookeville, and Johnson Mental Health Center in Chattanooga.

CHOICES Women’s Program

The Choices program provides the support you need to make your recovery real. Experience genuine supportand develop real-life skills to prevent relapse. Become part of Choices and experience real recovery. The Choices program offers an intensive outpatient program, meeting three days per week, for three hours per day. After completing the intensive outpatient program, aftercare support groups meet regularly to help you stay on your path of recovery. CHOICES is offered in our Murfreesboro, Cookeville  and Lebanon locations.

FindingMyRecovery- Online Support

The program, findingMyRecovery, is a way to stay in touch with people in recovery and with a therapist to help you with life issues as they arise. For many people, getting support and therapy on-line may seem unusual. However, there are many advantages to on-line support.  To participate in findingMyRecovery, talk with your counselor about enrolling in the program. You will need to complete a short screening to make sure an on-line program best meets your needs. Once accepted, you will be provided a log-in and password and complete as brief orientation to findingMyrecovery.

Connecting My Recovery

This programs purpose is  to assist individuals with substance use, co-occurring disorders and chronic medical conditions. Connecting My Recovery is an innovative program that serves adults who are experiencing symptoms of addiction or co-occurring disorders and chronic medical conditions. The program uses technology to help individuals monitor and manage chronic conditions. Health education is an important part of the program and gives participants the tools they need to live healthy, recovery oriented lives. For more information please contact our Cookeville office.

M.A.S.H. (Mission Accomplished: Stable Housing)

The M.A.S.H. Program provides supportive services to very low-income veteran families who are at risk of homelessness or who are homeless. This grant allows us to assist very low income veteran families by providing a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability.  M.A.S.H. proudly serves: Bledsoe, Bradley, Cannon,Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Franklin,Grundy, Hamilton, Jackson, Macon, Marion,McMinn, Meigs, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Putnam,Rhea, Sequatchie, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White and Wilson Counties. For more information email:

Health Transitions Initiative Hamilton County

The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16 – 25 that either have, or are at risk of developing a serious mental health condition. Individuals who are 16 – 25 years old are at high risk of developing a mental illness or substance use disorder, and are at high risk for suicide. Unfortunately, these youth are among the least likely to seek help and, as a result, they may “fall through the cracks” and not receive the help they need to assume safe and productive adult roles and responsibilities. For more information call  (423) 661-7133

CABHI Program

(Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals)

Johnson Mental Health Center’s (Chattanooga)  CABHI program provides targeted, time-limited assistance toindividuals who are experiencing or who recently experienced homelessness to promote stability andconnection to mainstream resources during and following the transition into permanent housing.The CABHI program serves residents of the following counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie. For more information call  (423) 825-4390.  This project is funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS).