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Welcome to Peninsula

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Before You Visit:

We are limiting visitors to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. Read our visitation policy.

Visitors and staff are required to wear masks at all Covenant Health facilities and medical practices. To help conserve our supply of masks, we encourage you to bring a mask from home to wear. We also appreciate your donations of cloth masks. Thank you for  your cooperation in protecting the health and safety of our patients and employees.

In our ongoing efforts to ensure we are providing excellent care, we ask that all patients bring all home medications, including inhalers and spacers, with them when coming to our emergency departments or when being admitted to any of our hospitals.

Thank You for Your Support:

Thank you to so many in our community who have graciously donated cloth masks, PPE, and food for our Covenant Health family. Visit our Gratitude Page.

Learn how your donation can support your local Covenant Health facility.

We appreciate Knox County Mayor Glen Jacobs recognizing our efforts in our fight against COVID-19. Read his letter to our CEO and employees.

Scam Alert: 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Trade Commission have issued alerts about various coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud schemes. Read more about these scams to protect yourself.

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.

Offering both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, Peninsula is a leader in the changing healthcare environment. The hospital is located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. Additionally, Peninsula offers care specifically designed for seniors with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions at the Senior Behavioral Center located at Parkwest Medical Center. Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.

Peninsula is more than just buildings. We are people with a strong commitment to caring, quality programs and service. Peninsula is dedicated to maintaining a high level of professionalism for employees by offering ongoing training and educational opportunities. Call us today: (865) 970-9800.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

Services Quick Links

Peninsula Behavioral Health provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient services. Programs at Peninsula exist to meet community needs and to enrich the lives of each patient we serve.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

Patient Resources

Patients are the most important people at Peninsula Behavioral Health. Use the quick links below to conveniently access your information, register for a class or event, or find a physician.

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Have you recently had weight loss surgery, or are you considering it? Check out our bariatric support group! We're still hosting two sessions a month to accommodate for social distancing. Our remaining session this month is July 26! ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget! Today's the day to come by and enjoy local food trucks! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're excited to welcome our new chief nursing officer, Mike Cavacos. Read more here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Have lunch plans for Thursday? Stop by and enjoy lunch with local food trucks from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats to Erin M. for receiving the Speak Up! Award today at Peninsula! Erin was recognized by another coworker for the efforts she took to insure her patient was safe and received the best care. Thank you, Erin, for being an advocate for patient safety! ... See MoreSee Less

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Find Your Value

Peninsula Recovery Education Center classes help people see themselves in their best light and appreciate the value that they have to offer. Click here to learn more.