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Helen Ross McNabb Center

The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier not for profit provider of behavioral health services in East Tennessee. Since 1948, the Center has provided quality and compassionate care to children, adults and families facing mental illness, addiction and social challenges.

With a professional staff including psychiatrists, nurses, clinicians, and case managers, the Center’s clients receive quality care tailored to their specific needs. Services are designed for the express purpose of helping people live successfully in their own communities. The Center utilizes best practice standards throughout our delivery system. We recognize and embrace treatment models for individuals who experience both mental health and addiction issues. Although services span across social and economical lines, the Center has a rich history of going above and beyond to provide necessary care to those in the community with the most severe, persistent mental illnesses and the least resources to treat them.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center currently serves 25 counties and 26,000 individuals each year. As the Center begins its 70th year of providing services to communities in East Tennessee, its mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.”

For more information regarding the Helen Ross McNabb Center’s services and programs, visit