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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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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.

Peninsula Behavioral Health News

  • Job Fair Scheduled

    Join us for a Job Fair this Month! Clinical healthcare workers seeking a new job opportunity are invited to  a Job Fair  at Peninsula Hospital. The job fair is on Tuesday, January 23 at 2 p.m. Hospital leadership will kick off the event with a welcome message about our commitment to excellence. Afterwards, you are invited […]

  • Peninsula recognized by TAMHO

    Congratulations to the Peninsula team for being recognized at this year’s annual Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations meeting.

  • Peninsula’s 2017 Holiday Survival Guide

    Annually Peninsula publishes this online tool to help folks manage all kinds of holiday stress … from budgeting for gift-giving to overindulging at parties.

  • Peninsula Hospital Hosts Employment Event on Nov. 16

    Clinical healthcare workers seeking a new opportunity in psychiatric nursing are invited to attend an open house at Peninsula Hospital. The open house will take place on Thursday, November 16, at 2:30 p.m. Hospital leadership will kick off the event with a welcome message about Peninsula’s commitment to excellence. Afterwards, candidates are invited to meet […]

  • Artsclamation! fine art sale to benefit Peninsula

    The 16th annual Artsclamation! fine art sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive. Admission and parking are free.  Since the first sale in 2002, Artsclamation! has brought original works by hundreds of noted regional and local artists to Knoxville for the annual event […]

  • Welcome Kaycia Vansickle, MD

    Parkwest Medical Center is proud to welcome board certified psychiatrist Kaycia Vansickle, MD to Peninsula Hospital, a division of Parkwest.

  • Employees Receive Silver Lamp Scholarships

    Congratulations to Jonathon Hash, program counselor at Peninsula Behavioral Health, and Kellie Smith, housekeeper at Parkwest Medical Center, for being named 2017 Silver Lamp Scholarship winners. Hash already holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has chosen to pursue the field of nursing. His hope is that his understanding of psychology, his dedication to patient […]

  • Back to School-Back to Stress

    Back to School-Back to Stress. How to know when your teens needs help