KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — After last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony with city, county and community leaders for the soon-to-open Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine facility, patients needing mental health support will soon be accepted.

The medical facility will focus on emotional and mental health for adults. The center is located off Middlebrook Pike in West Knoxville. The 64-bed, 55,000 square foot facility has been in development for two years. It’s a collaborative project between NHC, Tennova and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine, located at the new Tennova Health Park at 1240 Tennova Medical Way will offer all forms of psychotherapy and mental health support to help the elderly along with those facing mental health disorders and addiction. The facility will provide more than 100 jobs.

“We get challenged by various things in life and sometimes we need some extra help with things,” Dr. Brent Coyle, Chief Medical Officer of Knoxville Center of Behavior Medicine, said. “We’ve been without services for the most part in Greater Knoxville for a long time. We’ve needed this.”

The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine will begin taking patients on April 21.

Clay McCoy has been named the chief executive officer of the new mental health facility; with Brent Coyle, MD, named chief medical officer.

Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs will be offered with individualized treatment plans based on clinical need.

Conditions to be treated include:

  • Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder
  • Acute Depression
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Memory Loss
  • Dementia
  • Psychotic Break
  • Co-existing medical care needs