Mental Health Cooperative Opens 1st Location In Chattanooga

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Mental Health Cooperative (MHC) of Middle Tennessee will open its first location in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Sept. 3. 

A recognized leader in non-profit behavioral health, MHC will provide psychological and psychiatric services for TennCare enrollees and the uninsured. Services are available to eligible families, adults, adolescents and children in Hamilton and surrounding counties.

“Our entry into East Tennessee offers another option for TennCare users in Hamilton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, Meigs, Rhea and Sequatchie counties. Our consumers can be assured they will receive a professional team approach and evidence-based services customized to their mental health and related needs. This is the same approach we have successfully used across Middle Tennessee,” said Peggy Hoffman, MHC’s chief administrative officer.

A recognized leader in non-profit behavioral health, MHC combines intensive community-based case management, psychotherapy, and child and adult psychiatry to focus on consumers’ rehabilitation and recovery. Case managers help people work through obstacles to productivity and problem solving such as financial stressors, behavior management and transportation.

“We assess the total individual, not just their mental health. This approach consistently reduces the burden on psychiatric hospitals, emergency rooms and jails. We look forward to seeing similar results in Chattanooga,” said MHC’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder Pam Womack.

Located at 801 North Holtzclaw Ave., Suite 101, the MHC office welcomes all TennCare plans and those eligible for the Behavioral Health Safety Net (uninsured adults/poverty-level income). Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-ins also are welcome.

Founded in 1993, Mental Health Cooperative is a nationally recognized behavioral health non-profit agency that incorporates intensive community-based case management, psychiatric clinic, psychotherapy, and 24-hour emergency services into an integrated system of care. Based in Nashville, the agency annually serves 31 Middle Tennessee counties and serves nearly 20,000 children, adults and families. For more information, visit

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