About Us

Parkridge Valley, a behavioral health facility of Parkridge Medical Center, has served the tri-state area for over 30 years, providing unparalleled expertise in treating a broad range of mental health and chemical dependency issues for all ages. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Parkridge Valley is licensed by the state of Tennessee and located on 80 acres of woodland in the heart of Chattanooga. Parkridge Valley is proud to provide the region’s most comprehensive range of behavioral health and chemical dependency services for children and adults.

Valley Timeline

September 15,1973 - Valley opened with a bed capacity of 50. It was the first private psychiatric hospital in Chattanooga and offered only adult treatment.

1976 - Area Psychological Hospital, Inc. purchased Valley. At that time, Hospital Affiliates International, Inc. of Nashville, TN was contracted to manage the hospital.

1977 - Valley added a new building, increasing the bed capacity to 65.

1982 - Valley Hospital opened an adolescent unit and an A&D unit. They now had 100 beds.

September 8, 1985 - The Crossroads opened. This facility housed the A&D program, in a resort-like atmosphere on a property several miles from Valley.

1989 - A new Christian-based counseling program called New Horizons opened at Parkridge Medical Center.

1991 - The Crossroads A&D program moved back to Valley Hospital.

1992 - Child and Adolescent residential program began.

1995 - Employee Assistance Program began at Valley.

1995 - Outreach office at East Ridge Hospital opened.

1996 - Valley merged under Parkridge Health Care System.

1996 - The Senior Life Center opened at Valley. (This program was moved to East Ridge in 1998.)

1997 - The New Horizon program moved to Valley Hospital.

1998 - The Senior Life Center in-patient program moved to East Ridge Hospital.

2000 - Valley opened an office in Cleveland, offering the Intensive Outpatient Program.

2000 - Valley built a new playground for Valley Academy and the Child and Adolescent Program.

2001 - Valley re-named its programs New Path and New Reflections.

2001 - Valley expanded their facilities for the RESPOND team and Registration.

2002 - The Administration building expanded.

2002 - New Horizons became a 12-bed unit.

2002 - Valley began the Impaired Professionals Program.

2002 - The Child and Adolescent Subacute Program began.

2002 - The Outreach office moved from East Ridge Hospital to Parkridge Hospital.

2003 - The hospital renovated the Child and Adolescent facility.

2003 - Valley completed its parking lot expansion.

Valley Community Involvement

The hospital supports the following organizations:

  • AIM Center
  • First Things First
  • Show Me U Care Fair
  • Region III Mental Health Planning Commission
  • State Commission on Children and Youth
  • Tennessee Voices for Children
  • Fortwood Center - Lighthouse Day Program
  • Joe Johnson Mental Health Run
  • Metropolitan YMCA - YCAP Program
  • Junior Achievement
  • Tennessee Association of Social Workers
  • Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association

The Board Members are also involved in the community, such as:

  • United Way
  • Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • American Heart Association
  • Kiwanis, Jaycees
  • Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga
  • National Association of Partners in Education