Ridgeview is committed to providing high quality behavioral health services through prevention, treatment of mental illness & substance abuse, and support to improve the overall health, well-being, recovery, and hope of the people we serve.

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Ridgeview’s governing body includes eleven community volunteers who represent each of the counties served.

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Ridgeview is committed to continuous quality improvement and relies on both internal and external resources to accomplish this goal.

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Ridgeview Behavioral Health

Thank you for accessing Ridgeview's Website. I hope you will find it both helpful and informative. We have attempted to anticipate the type of information that will be useful to you and we hope that you will find that our links provide you with the information you are seeking.

Should you have questions or need to schedule an appointment please call Toll-Free 800-834-4178. If you have an emergent need please do not hesitate to contact our 24 hour crisis line at 800-870-5481. If you have any suggestions as to how we might improve our site please do not hesitate to contact me at 865-276-1202.

Thanks again,

Brian Buuck, CEO

featured news

Ride for Hope – Save the Date
Ridgeview is delighted to announce the 2nd Annual Ride for Hope is scheduled for Friday, May 13th from 11:30 – 2:00 in celebration of national Mental Health Awareness month. For additional event information, CLICK HERE. Continue to get the latest information through www.ridgeview.com.
MIST Program Garners National Attention
Ridgeview invites you to tune in to NPR’s All Things Considered on November 18 & 19 @ 4:00 on FM station WUOT 91.9 and learn about the profound impact of Ridgeview’s MIST (Mothers and Infants Sober Together) program in providing hope, healing, and recovery to mothers and their babies. To read or listen to the NPR program, you can CLICK HERE.
National Council Magazine Features a Ridgeview Program
Ridgeview’s STOP program was recently featured in the National Council for Behavioral Health magazine’s 2015 Issue 1, page 46 and 47. You may read the story Here.
Ken Minkoff to lead Seminar
Ridgeview is honored to host Dr. Kenneth Minkoff on Monday, September 21st at DoubleTree in Oak Ridge. The seminar is free and will focus on “Integrated, Recovery-oriented stage matched intervention for people with co-occurring conditions.”
Seating is limited so REGISTER HERE TODAY.
Tools for Success -
Dealing with Drug Exposed Children
Ridgeview is proud to present this free training on September 25 from 8:30 – 12:30 at Pollard Technology Conference Center, 210 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge – please join us as we learn about the specific needs for children born drug exposed & practical approaches for care. For event flyer & registration, CLICK HERE.
Drug Use & Abuse Training
Please join Ridgeview staff, Michelle Jones and Melody Morris, at the Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless sponsored training event on July 31st, from 1p-4p at New Covenant Fellowship, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. To learn more, Click Here
Program on Youth Substance Abuse on July 18 in Oak Ridge
Ridgeview staff will present “Youth Substance Abuse – the complex and courageous conversation,” on Saturday, July 18, at Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge. The FREE program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall, and is hosted by the church’s Mental Health Ministry. Childcare will be available. To learn more, Click Here
Ridgeview introduces new Outpatient Clinic in Harriman
Ridgeview introduces the opening of the new Outpatient Clinic located at 307 Devonia Street in Harriman. Please come join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 24 from noon to 1:00 and tour the new facility, while grabbing a quick hot dog lunch. Artwork entitled, “Your Stories Matter,” will be on display for guests to enjoy. To learn more, Click Here
May 29th Ride for Hope –
Mental Health Celebration!
Ridgeview is honored to be host of a national mental health celebration:
Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Place: 240 W. Tyrone Rd, Oak Ridge, 37830
The event is open to the public - Commissioners Doug Varney (TDMHSAS) and Jim Henry (DCS) will share in the celebration! Together we can change the way we think about mental health through prevention strategies, early screening, and public awareness. To learn more Click Here
Hear Our Voices
Ridgeview is co-sponsor of the screening “Hear Our Voices – Transforming the Children’s Mental Health System.” The film will be screened on National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Pollard Auditorium, 210 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge. The screening is open to the public.
Recognizing Outstanding Employees in Crisis Services
Please join Ridgeview in recognizing Rick Duncan, who is the first recipient of the Outstanding Employee in Crisis Services. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services recognizes team members who go above and beyond in the field of Crisis Services. Recipients demonstrate care and compassion in their work; consistent passion about the work; and the ability to help the team operate more smoothly. Rick is featured in the Winter/Spring edition of the Department newsletter and will receive a certificate signed by the Commissioner. Congratulations Rick!
Ridgeview supports Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Clinton
Ridgeview is glad to partner with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Clinton on April 11th & 12th at Scott County High School. Ridgeview staff will be on hand to offer information and support on how participants can receive screening, assessment, and treatment for emotional and behavioral health needs. Ridgeview and RAM are glad to complement services to support the holistic, integrated care of people unable to afford care.
Health Night on the Town
Staff from Ridgeview will discuss substance abuse and its co-occurring mental health issues as well as an innovative treatment for expectant mothers who have used or are at risk of using drugs. Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m. at Ridge Conference Room Methodist Medical Center, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Ridgeview Provides Therapeutic Consultation to FOCUS Forward Pilot Project
Ridgeview is honored to be a partner in the pilot program, FOCUS Forward, a grant funded through the Children’s Bureau and awarded to the Harmony Family Center. The overall purpose of the pilot project is to make significant improvements to Tennessee’s child welfare system’s procedures for identifying, assessing, and finding adoptive families for children who have endured lengthy custodial episodes.
Ridgeview Joins Breakthrough Series Collaborative
Ridgeview is honored to be a participating member in the Breakthrough Series Collaborative with the DCS East Region and the Centers of Excellence. The mission of this Collaborative is to implement, share, and use trauma screenings and assessments for infants, children under age 5, and their families who are involved with the child welfare system in TN in order to strengthen their resilience and overall outcomes.
TAMHO Bestows 2 Honors to Ridgeview
Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) Recognizes Ridgeview for their successful implementation of Same Day Access offered by National Council on Behavioral Health and the TAMHO Program of Excellence Award spotlighted Ridgeview’s Scott/Morgan Targeted Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.) - S.T.O.P. is an innovative, substance abuse treatment program that addresses key accessibility barriers to behavioral health services in several rural counties. To learn more about accessing these services contact 865-482-1076.
Health Insurance Open Enrollment
Are you covered? Let Ridgeview help you access quality and affordable health care. Our certified staff will assist you during the open enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace from November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015. Call 865-482-1076 for assistance. For additional information, Click Here
CIT Graduation
You’re Invited! The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) graduation is scheduled for Friday, November 7th at the Municipal Building, 200 S Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Come congratulate the latest law enforcement officers to graduate from CIT training. Open to the public.
Ridgeview Quality
On October 1, 2014, The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) issued Ridgeview the highest quality classification for providing treatment to individuals who experience substance abuse and mental health issues at the same time. The STOP services (Scott/Morgan Targeted Outreach Program) demonstrated excellence in providing Co-occurring Disorder (COD) Services to adults and their families and received the Co-Occurring Enhanced (CODE) status. STOP is a community-based, non-residential alcohol and drug program serving clients in Morgan, Scott, and Campbell counties.
CIT Task Force
East Tennessee Crisis Intervention Team Task Force Meeting is being held at Roane State Community College in Harriman on 9/18. Anyone interested in learning more about CIT is welcome to attend. To register, please contact Jan Cagle at caglejg@ridgevw.com. To learn more Click Here
MIST Program
Ridgeview is grateful for our partnership with Dayspring Family Health Center in Jellico, where we’re working together to ensure that mothers and newborns begin life together in a healthy, safe environment. To learn more Click Here
Your Stories Matter
Commencement and Open House for “Your Stories Matter” project is scheduled for August 14th @ 5:30 pm at Ridgeview’s Louise Singleton Center, 221 Devonia St., Harriman. Please come celebrate with us and listen to empowering stories of recovery and healing.
Prescription For Success
Ridgeview supports statewide plan to address drug epidemic. "Prescription for Success: Statewide Strategies to Prevent and Treat the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic in Tennessee" is a strategic plan developed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. To learn more about this effort go to: Prescription For Success
Walk In Access
Walk In Access: Ridgeview now offers you the ability to come in for an initial evaluation without requiring an appointment at our Roane County clinic from 11:30 to 2:30. The Roane County clinic is located at 221 Devonia Street in Harriman. Our clinicians will get you started today on your path to mental health and well-being. Regular business hours for scheduled appointments remain 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Extra Mile Award
Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services, presents the quarterly employee Extra Mile award to Bobby Jordan, licensed clinical social worker. Click HERE to read more.
New Partnership
Ridgeview is glad to partner with the Scott County Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic June 21st and 22nd at Scott County High School. Ridgeview staff will be on hand to offer information and support on how participants can receive screening, assessment, and treatment for emotional and behavioral health needs. Ridgeview and RAM are glad to complement services to support the holistic, integrated care of persons unable to afford services.
Buuck Promoted to CEO
The Board of Director’s of Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services recently announced the appointment of Brian D. Buuck to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2014.
Mothers and Infants Sober Together
Ridgeview partners with Dayspring, Jellico Hospital and BlueCare
Scott County Community Health Needs Assessment completed
The Appalachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI), Mountain People’s Health Council and Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services recently announced that the Scott County Community Needs Assessment, initiated in late February of this year, has been completed.
Morgan County Community Health Needs Assessment completed
The Morgan County Medical Center and Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services announced that the Morgan County Community Needs Assessment, initiated by both agencies in late February of this year, has recently been completed.
CIT Training
Oak Ridge Police Department officers Simon Byrne, Leslie Miller, Nathan Stinnett, Jonathan Wilson and dispatcher, Lawrence Marlow completed crisis intervention training on May 10
Ridgeview pioneers telecommunications in mental health in Tennessee
Ridgeview is using telemedicine communication to improve access to mental health services in Morgan, Campbell and Scott counties.
Ridgeview receives $1.5 million grant
Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital and Center, Inc., was recently notified that they were awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to serve chronically homeless individuals with behavioral health problems associated with substance abuse and/or mental illness.
Morgan County Medical Center partners with Ridgeview
Morgan County Medical Center and Ridgeview have joined forces to provide integrated health care at the M.C.M.C. location in Wartburg.
Benning receives special recognition from the Office of the Governor and
Tennessee Department of Mental Health
The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations honored Robert J. Benning, Chief Executive Officer, Ridgeview, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee with special recognition from the Office of the Governor and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health for his exceptional, dedicated service and advocacy for citizens who have a mental illness or substance abuse disorder.