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Frontier Health – Watauga Behavioral Health Services

Frontier Health – Watauga Behavioral Health Services
Business Address
109 W. Watauga Ave.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Phone Number
Children and Youth Services 423-232-2700

Outpatient mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring programs for adults, children, adolescents, and families. Case management services (home/community-based services) are also available. Case management supports treatment goals and provides linkage to community resources.

Other Departments:
Mother-Child Connection
Intensive Outpatient recovery oriented services for women at least 18 years old who are either pregnant, or have dependent children, and who have a substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder, including specialized treatment to deal with the unique problems women face.
• Co-occurring Treatment
• Substance Abuse Treatment
• Individual, Family & Group Therapy
• Other Recovery Oriented Services
• Medical Evaluation Referral
• Health Education
• Relapse Education
• Follow-Up Services
• Case Management

Family Links
Short-term respite program for families with children who are 2 to 15 years old and have severe emotional disturbances. Family Links serves families in the Tri-Cities area. The program is 8-12 weeks, for 2-4 hours one time per week. The program works with families to improve behavioral issues and social skills. Family Links is free of charge and anyone can make a referral. For eligibility requirements and other guidelines, call 423-232-2665 or 423-232-2719.
• Respite Care Up to 4 Hours One Time Per Week

Regional Intervention Program (RIP)
RIP is a free, internationally recognized parent-implemented program that helps parents work with their own children with behavior problems. Experienced RIP parents provide training to newly enrolled families. Children must be enrolled before their 6th birthday.
• Professional Resource Staff
• Behavior Management Training
• Classroom Programs
• Social Skills Training
• Preschool Intervention
• Follow-Up Services

Student Assistance Program
Clinical services for at-risk students with academic, social, and/or behavioral problems. Helps schools maintain safe, disciplined learning environments. Consultation for teachers and collaboration with counselors is provided.
• Group & Individual Counseling
• Crisis Intervention
• Parent Education & Counseling
• Violence Prevention Curriculum
• Referrals
• Assessment, Intervention for Alcohol or Tobacco Offenses
• Life Skills Training

Mental Health Awareness Training
Contact: 423-895-4436

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Frontier Health provides both the adult and youth version and encourages the faith-based communities to access this training through a SAMSHA funded program. Additional trainings on specific topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), suicide prevention, parenting, and other behavioral health and substance use issues can be provided on request.

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