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Welcome to Peninsula

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 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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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.

Peninsula Behavioral Health News

  • Dr. Kupfner WBIR Feature: PTSD

    Peninsula psychiatrist John Kupfner, MD, is interviewed by WBIR’s John Becker about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and available treatments. PTSD develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.

  • Staff Feature Friday

    Today’s feature is Taylor Bowman, an administrative assistant at Peninsula Hospital!

  • Dr. Kupfner WATE Feature: Video Game Addiction

    Peninsula psychiatrist John Kupfner, MD, is interviewed by WATE about video game addiction, after the World Health Organization announces “gaming disorder.”

  • Dr. Kupfner WVLT Feature: Suicide Prevention

    In the wake of two celebrity suicides, Peninsula psychiatrist John Kupfner, MD, was interviewed by WVLT about suicide prevention.

  • Graduation Day for Nurse Residents

    Today Parkwest celebrated by graduating its largest cohort of nurse residents to complete the Covenant Health’s Nurse Residency Program.  Peninsula also celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of nurse residents. The 12-month structured program used classroom learning seminars, case studies, small group discussion, precepted clinical practice, and evidence-based practice projects to train the newly-graduated […]

  • Covenant Health Named to Forbes List of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

    Covenant Health has been named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2018 by Forbes magazine, and is one of just three Tennessee companies to make the national list of 250 organizations representing all industry sectors. The designation marks the third year in a row Forbes has named Covenant Health as one of America’s […]

  • Celebrating Mother’s Day

  • Finally Free From Addiction

    It all started years ago with a backyard camp out. Dave Anders* remembers it well. He was about 13 years old, and one of his friends had managed to get some wine coolers and beer. As the night progressed, Anders began to experience for the first time what it feels like to be intoxicated. When […]