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Peninsula Behavioral Health

When life seems hopeless or out of control, Peninsula can help. A division of Parkwest Medical Center, Peninsula Behavioral Health is leading the way for outstanding mental health services in East Tennessee. Embracing the latest innovations in behavioral care, our team provides patients with treatment that’s compassionate, effective, and personalized to their unique needs.

A member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network, Peninsula proudly serves patients with facilities in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier counties. Every day, we help these communities build a higher quality of life through better mental well-being.

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A History of Excellence

Providing high-quality mental health services can be a difficult road, but Peninsula has never backed down from a challenge. Throughout our history, we’ve continually developed our staff, services, and expertise to provide top-tier care for our growing number of patients. With backing from Covenant Health, we’ve been able to expand our capabilities, support our community, and offer perhaps the most important service of all: hope.

A Commitment to Service

Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, empowering them to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.Offering both inpatient and outpatient programs, our facilities stand ready to support any stage of your mental health journey.

Our behavioral services include resources like individual, group, and family therapy, medication evaluation and management, crisis intervention and stabilization, substance abuse services, rehabilitation education, and more. From developing children and adolescents to adults seeking better mental health, Peninsula provides care for anyone seeking a brighter future.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our leaders are experienced, hardworking professionals dedicated to enacting change and empowerment through world-class healthcare services.


Devan Johnson

President & Chief Administrative Officer


Liz Clary

Vice President of Behavioral Health


Scott Hamilton

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Mike Cavacos

Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

The Covenant Health Pledge of Excellence

The patient always comes first.

Excellence in everything we do.

First and best choice for our patients.

A Not-For-Profit, Community-Owned Healthcare System

We are committed to improving the quality of life in East Tennessee through better health. In partnership with our generous donors, Covenant’s 10,000+ employees, physicians, and volunteers are providing the very best care for our patients and their families.

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