Community Health Resources


Vanderbilt Respond, a service located at the Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt, offers free, confidential services to families and/or individuals who may be experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or chemical dependency difficulties. When you call, an assessment specialist will ask several key questions that will assist them in determining what assistance is needed. You may be offered a free, confidential clinical assessment by a RESPOND mental health clinician. Based on the assessment, recommendations will be made to meet the appropriate level of care needed. Some of the services that may be recommended include outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient services, after school program, partial hospitalization, and inpatient programs.

RESPOND offers immediate help in many situations, including:

  • suicide attempt / thoughts of suicide
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • unusual or unrealistic thinking
  • physical and/or sexual abuse
  • alcohol/drug abuse

RESPOND can be contacted at (615) 327-7000 or (800) 365-2270 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Tennessee’s largest and the nation’s ninth largest behavioral healthcare organization, providing a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and related educational services for people throughout the Middle Tennessee region.

Programs and Specialized Services

  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment
  • Case Management Services
  • Child and Family Services
  • Child and Family Services – School-based
  • Court Services
  • Homeless Services
  • Immigrant & Refugee Services
  • Residential Services
  • Respite Services
  • Specialized Services

Phone: (615) 463-6600| Fax: (615) 463-6603 | For immediate assistance, call toll-free: 1-800-681-7444


Vanderbilt Institute for Treatment of Addiction (VITA)

VITA (a part of the Vanderbilt Addiction Center) provides a comprehensive approach to the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency for patients 18 years of age or older. The program consists of an inpatient detoxification and assessment followed by inpatient, day patient or structured outpatient treatment, depending on the patient’s needs. Group counseling, psychiatric care, physical, recreational and social activities are designed for each patient.

(615) 327-7200 / 24 hour |


Mental Health Cooperative

MHC’s Crisis Team provides the extra support needed to help clients move past their temporary crises. Clients receive assessment, medication, counseling and group therapy.

Our wide scope of services are supported by evidence-based and community-based treatment models and include case management, psychiatry, pharmacy, medication management services, housing and other support services that enable the client to live in the community. Additionally, we provide a host of intensive services including 24-hour emergency services, crisis resolution, respite care, and hospitalization alternatives.

In addition to our core system of care, we offer services for special populations such as the homeless, persons in the criminal justice system, those suffering from HIV/AIDS as well as those under court ordered treatment.

24-hour Crisis Care Center: 615-726-0125 |