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Medical Services

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


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Dr. Mark Jennings and Dr. Ken Pittman are Pediatric Psychiatrists and founded Agape Youth Behavioral Health in 2013. They see patients with ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Agape now has several other providers, including therapists and medical staff. They are in network with most insurances, although this varies by provider. Contact them for more information on insurance and payment options.


Ages served: 5 - 17 years old, with exceptions on case-by-case basis

Referral: Needed from any Primary Care Provider, Medical Specialist, or Therapist

Web address

Location: 1360 Mackey Branch Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 443-3336

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute provides evaluation, diagnosis and ongoing care for children from birth to 11 with developmental delays and the behavior associated with those delays. Their Board Certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians serve children with attention disorders, Autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues due to developmental delays, behavioral and developmental challenges due to pediatric chronic illnesses (genetic disorders, epilepsy, prematurity, diabetes, asthma, cancer), developmental delays in speech, language and thinking ability, habit disorders, learning disorders, motor skill delays related to other conditions, regulatory disorders, and visual and hearing impairments.

Ages Served: Birth - 11 years
Location: 1201 Burleyson Rd Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-8900


Toni L. Mason, is a Licensed Psychologist who works in Athens Georgia. She works with children, teens, and their families. The goal for her patients is to learn and grow within themselves while developing skills to deal with life’s challenges. She specializes in Behavioral Issues, Trauma, OCD, Anxiety/Worry/Panic and Depression.

Location: 1090 Founders Blvd., Ste. B Athens GA 30606

Phone: 706.548.8697

Centerstone has many locations and they offer services such as, medicine management, counseling, primary care, psychiatric care, for children and adults, as well as other services.

Location: 6110 Shallowford Road, Suite B, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 499-1031 (Main) For Initial Appointments:  (888) 291-4357


Health Connect's Psychiatric Clinical Services provides clients with a psychiatric assessment and medication management. Clients have a case manager who follows clients as they transition through other programs at Health Connect America to ensure coordination of care. The case manager facilitates appropriate referrals for long-term follow-up and maintenance of the client’s behavioral health. Click here for more information.


Ages served: All ages (typically 5 and up for med. management)

Referral: Needed. Can be made online or in person

Web address:

Location: 2115 Chapman Rd #115, Chattanooga, TN 37421 (other locations across the southeastern USA)

Phone: (615) 567-6726


The following medical services are provided:             

  •  Outpatient Services Medication Management - Psychiatric medication services provide an initial psychiatric evaluation and ongoing pharmacotherapy. Clients are seen at least once every two to three months to review current mental health and medications. All forms of TennCare, Cover Kids, and most Commercial Insurance Policies are accepted.

  •  Health Link – Provides comprehensive healthcare services for those individuals who are at a higher risk for intensive mental health services and chronic health conditions. Only clients with TennCare are eligible for this service, and there is various eligibility criteria.

  •  Behavioral Health Safety Net – Helps to provide mental health treatment to individuals who have no access to health care due to lack of health insurance. Provides outpatient medication management, community-based case management, and individual therapy services. The program also assists participants in obtaining their medications via Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs.


Eligibility: Axis I Mental Health Diagnosis, Household Income at or below 100% Federal Poverty Level, Tennessee Resident for the past 6 months and United States citizen, Lack of TennCare or commercial insurance coverage (Medicare coverage is acceptable), No access to VA benefits, the individual is not currently an inmate.


Location: 509 South Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: (423) 756-1295

Life Stance Health has locations all over Georgia and they provide many services such as couples therpy, group therapy, individual therapy, medication management, Neuropsychological Testing, Independent Evaluations, Cognitive Therapy, and Dialectic Therapy. Life Stance health specializes in treating Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Agoraphobia, OCD, ADD-ADHD, Personality Disorders, Anger, Self-Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Attacks,
Schizophrenia and much more. 

Phone: Office: 404-500-4266.
Location: 160 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 445 
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home and community-based private duty nursing and personal caregiving services to medically complex children and adults across the Tennessee Valley. From assisting with activities of daily living to medication management and everything in between, Maxim aims to ensure every patient and their family experience exceptional quality of life regardless of condition or ability.  We are available 24/7 to chat about how we can serve you! Services are typically covered by Medicaid policies, Military policies, and some commercial insurances.


Counties Covered: Hamilton, Bradley, Marion, Sequatchie, Grundy, Rhea, Meigs, and McMinn


Contact: Molly Smith
Phone: Office (423) 553-5530, Cell (619) 458-0792
Location: 6142 Shallowford Road, Suite 103, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Walk-ins are accepted at the Mental Health Cooperative. Their multidisciplinary staff work with people who have TennCare, and often are able to serve people who do not have insurance. One requirement is that client must require or qualify for a case manager. They have a psychiatrist on staff who provides medication management. They also provide counseling services, behavior management assistance in the home, help families understand or find eligibility benefits and financial supports, provide assistance with school meetings and other appointments as well as school consultation.

Ages served: All ages

Referral: Not needed

Web address

Location: 801 North Holtzclaw Ave, Suite 101 Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: (423) 697-5953 intake or (423) 697-5950 office

The Omni Family of Services provides comprehensive behavioral health services using evidence-based models that are driven by outcomes to bring hope and healing to children, families, and adults. Our trauma competent care approach is designed to acknowledge life’s adversities, honor resiliency, and empower clients to find the next step in their ongoing journey to healing.

Services include: 

  • FITT (Family Intervention Treatment Team) which is a community-based/in home program serving clients at a frequency up to 5 days per week

  • Outpatient therapy (individual, families, and group)

  • Medication management

  • TN Healthlink which is a supportive care coordination service

Ages served: All ages

Accepted form of payment: Medicaid (TN Care), Medicare, Sliding Scale and Self Pay


Location: offices located in Chattanooga, Dayton, Athens, and Cleveland

Chattanooga Office Contact: Amy Irvin

1635 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37408
Phone: (423) 207-4712

Orange Grove Center offers comprehensive primary care services to individuals with disabilities.  Eligible patients are those who are supported by Orange Grove in group homes and/or day programs, as well as individuals with disabilities in the surrounding area who may have no formal association with the Center. Health Services clinic is a Primary Practice serving individuals 17 years of age and up. It provides primary care for older teens/young adults who need to transition from pediatrics to adult practice. Very flexible and family-friendly! They are in network with Medicare, All TNCare, Railroad Medicare and most private insurers.


Ages served: 17 years old and older

Referral: Needed

Web address

Location: 615 Derby St. Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: (423) 493-2905 or (423) 629-1451

Dr. Bhandari is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has a broad range of experience and has worked in many different practice settings in the Atlanta area. She has been featured as the guest speaker at a variety of hospitals and organizations within the community.


Ages served: All ages

Web address


Location: 550 Pharr Rd NE, Suite 605 Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404.235.5982

They offer a broad array of mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults that include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, therapy approaches and various other treatment modalities. They provide services to, but are not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tic Disorders/Tourette's, 
Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Ages served: All ages

Web address:


Location:  1325 Satellite Blvd Northwest Bldg 400 • Suwanee, GA 30024

Phone: 678-263-3080

Dr. Johnson has always had a deep interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. She prides herself on her ability to establish rapport with patients and families which sets the tone for the continuing collaboration required for excellent care. 

While her main focus is evidence-based medication management, she has a deep appreciation for cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, family therapy, applied behavioral analysis, parent training and many other modalities of treatment.


Web address

Location: 311 Gwinnett Drive SW Lawrenceville, GA 30046

DR. Christopher Walls, DNP, APN, NP-C, leads this full-spectrum family practice specializing in the care of patients across the lifespan. Their mission is to deliver the best personalized, high-quality care possible. They are an autism-friendly clinic and serve many patients on the spectrum of all ages.

Ages served: All ages

Referral: Needed

Web address

Location: 5720 Uptain Road, Building 6100, Suite 4600, Chattanooga, TN 37411-5640

Phone: (423) 661-3600

The Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics specializes in the care of children with developmental disabilities. Their team provides evaluation of a child’s functioning in numerous areas including their development, social skills, learning, behavior, and daily living activities such as eating and sleeping. They seek to identify each child’s strengths and challenges, then offer treatment recommendations and connection to resources to address the needs unique to this child and family. They are in network with BlueCare, CoverKids, TNCare Select, UHC Community, Amerigroup TN, BCBS, Cigna, TriCare, UHC (regular), Alliant, Aetna, Georgia Medicaid, Amerigroup of GA, and Humana.


Ages served: 5 years and younger

Referral: Needed


Location: 1101 Carter St. Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 490-7710


The Speech Language Reading Center / Chattanooga Dyslexia Center provides evaluations and interventions for children and young adults in the Chattanooga area. The Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of their difficulties in areas including articulation, language processing, expressive language, reading accuracy and comprehension, and social skills. The Psychological Examiner/School Psychologist provides in-depth testing for students (1 st grade through college level) to evaluate cognitive and academic abilities and determine eligibility for gifted, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism, and ADD/ADHD. The SLPs are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. The Psychologist is not in-network with any insurance.

Ages served: 18 months - 21 years old
Referral: needed for BCBS clients
Location: 5819 Winding Lane, Suite 101, Hixson, TN 37343
Phone: (423) 877-5042
Email: or

Urgent Care for Children is a sensory inclusive pediatric urgent care facility. All Urgent Care for Children clinics have sensory accommodations for patients who respond well to a quieter, more secure environment including sensory bags and a mobile sensory unit. Urgent Care for Children’s team of pediatricians, nurse practitioners and medical professionals have been trained to respond to pediatric patients with sensory needs and adapt their approach to treatment accordingly. Walk-ins welcome, or you can book an appointment online. They are in network with all major insurance providers, including Medicaid.

Ages Served: Birth - 21 years
Referral: Not needed
2122 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421


5215 TN-153
Hixson, TN 37343
Phone: (423) 702-4266 (Chattanooga), (423) 664-1151 (Hixson)
Book an appointment:

VIM provides FREE Primary Care medical services. Patients receive care at no cost to the individual, much thanks to the generosity of our community support from foundations, churches and individuals. All medical care is provided by over 100 volunteers consisting of physicians, nurses and other clinicians. Patients also receive onsite lab and x-ray services as well as prescription assistance for crucial medications.


Location: 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1400, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Phone: 423-855-8220

They treat a variety of psychiatric illnesses including, but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic and Stress Disorder. Dr. Brown also has a special interest in Women’s Mental Health psychiatry. Their doctors also provide intensive sessions for individuals & groups including: Mental Skills Training: Stress Reduction Training, Substance Abuse Prevention, Injury Rehabilitation and Team Building. She can help if you are dissatisfied with your performance level or consistency, make mistakes in pressure situations, are negatively affected by personal stress, are overly self conscious while performing or just looking to get to the next level. 

Location: 3469 Lawrenceville Highway Suite 103 Tucker, GA 30084

Phone: 770-939-6480


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