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Agape Youth Behavorial Health
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: http://youthbehavior.com/
Location: 1360 Mackey Branch Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Anna Shaw Children's Institute
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 to 11 years
Location: 1201 Burleyson Rd Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-8900
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 America: Psychiatric Clinical Services / Medication Management
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: Referral required. Can be made online or in person.
Location: 2115 Chapman Rd #115, Chattanooga, TN 37421 (other locations across the southeastern USA)
Helen Ross McNabb Center
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
Maxim Healthcare Services
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
Mental Health Co-Op
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
Location: 801 North Holtzclaw Ave, Suite 101 Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 423-697-5953 intake or 423-697-5950 office
Omni Community Health
Omni Community Health is a full-service, statewide behavioral health organization helping to heal children and adults, ages 2 to 92. Omni offers a prescriber that manages and evaluates medication. All major forms of payment accepted, along with TennCare and most other insurances.
Ages served: All ages
Orange Grove Health Services Clinic
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
Web address: www.orangegrovecenter.com/113/health-care-services
Location: 615 Derby St. Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 423-493-2905 or 423-629-1451
Scenic City Family Practice
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
Web address: https://sceniccityfamilypractice.com/
Location: 5720 Uptain Road, Building 6100, Suite 4600, Chattanooga, TN 37411-5640
Phone: (423) 661-3600
Siskin Children's Institute
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 and under
Web address: www.siskin.org
Location: 1101 Carter St. Chattanooga, TN 37402
The Transition House
The Transition House of Tennessee, Inc. is a comprehensive, full-spectrum community health center, licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The services they provide are many, and include include medication management. They serve a variety of adult clients, including autistic adults.
Other services include psychiatric care substance use counseling, family therapy, and therapy for adults on the autism spectrum for anxiety and depression. The insurances accepted are Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana Tricare (PGBA), TennCare (Medicaid), TriWest Veterans Choice, United Healthcare, Medicare, and other commercial insurances.
Location: 1024 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403
Urgent Care for Children
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: 0-21
Referral: Not needed
2122 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Hixson, TN 37343
Phone: 423-702-4266 (Chattanooga), 423-664-1151 (Hixson)
Book an appointment: https://www.solvhealth.com/book-group/lpoO5p