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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.

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Peninsula Behavioral Health provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient services. Programs at Peninsula exist to meet the needs of our community 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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This week we're celebrating National Nursing Assistants Week! Congratulations to our Nursing Assistants of the Year, who were chosen by their peers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Want to know how you can help your local hospitals? Help us show support for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule CMS-1716-P.

Why Is this Important?
● Under the current wage index, all 95 counties in Tennessee fall among the very lowest reimbursement rates in the U.S.

● The wage index has created a challenging environment that has negatively impacted the health care system in Tennessee.

● Tennessee has the second highest hospital closure rate in the United States.The fundamentally flawed wage index has played a key role in these closures. Without the relief that CMS has proposed, Tennessee hospitals will continue to suffer
and more may be forced to close their doors to the many Tennesseans who need care.

● The lower reimbursement rate drives down medical salaries, lower salaries reflect as lower labor costs, and lower labor costs result in further reimbursement reductions because labor costs are a core part of the AWI formula. This formula has sharply driven down Tennessee’s reimbursement
rate over the last 15 years.

● CMS proposed rule CMS-1716-P offers a constructive way to address these wage index disparities for hospitals with a wage index value below the 25th percentile, including 50 of Tennessee’s 88 participating hospitals.

How to Show Support:
● Go to:
● Click on “Comment Now.”
● Type in: “I strongly support the CMS proposed rule CMS-1716-P and its proposed changes to the Medicare Area Wage Index
● Click "Continue"
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Interested in learning more about bariatric surgery at Parkwest? Sign up for our next FREE informational seminar on June 25! ... 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.