Woodridge is an 84-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital in Johnson City, Tenn.
Woodridge Hospital, first built in 1985, provides mental health and co-occurring substance use disorder services for adults, adolescents and children ages 6 and older. Woodridge psychiatrists and advanced practice providers lead a team of professionals that includes behavioral health therapists and expressive therapists, a psychiatric nursing team and discharge planners, who will help coordinate follow up care post discharge.
To address the growing need for behavioral health services, Woodridge Hospital opened a walk-in crisis center in late 2022. The center is located at the hospital’s main entrance and is open 24/7. It features a triage room, nursing station and eight evaluation rooms. The goal of the walk-in crisis center is to promptly treat patients experiencing a behavioral health crisis and efficiently disposition them to the level of care most appropriate for their needs.
Mental health is just as important as your physical health. Ballad Health has developed a system of behavioral health services that give you and your loved ones the tools you can use to enjoy a more satisfying, productive life.
When to seek care at the walk-in crisis center:
- When experiencing suicidal ideation or a preoccupation with suicide
- When experiencing homicidal ideation
- During acute psychosis
- When experiencing auditory and/or visual hallucinations
- When experiencing extreme mental or emotional crises
- Depression and anxiety lasting longer than 2 weeks
Please note the walk-in crisis center does not treat the following conditions:
- Any medical emergency related to the physical body
- Patients who are detoxing and likely need additional medical care
Mental health treatment provided at Woodridge
- Addiction treatment
- Expressive therapy – providing non-traditional therapy in art, music, relaxation, drama and writing
- Mood disorders
- Psychiatric disorders
- Family support
- Individual or group therapy
Woodridge provides inpatient mental health care for adults, children and seniors, as well as intensive outpatient programs.
Respond 24/7 intervention helpline
Reaching out is a sign of strength.
No matter what you’ve done or what life’s done to you, you aren’t alone.
Call the Respond helpline – any day, any time – at 1-800-366-1132.
We’re here to listen.
A safe place for patients and families
We provide a safe place where patients and their families can be comfortable, supported and treated with compassion and dignity.
For inpatients, we offer visiting hours to ensure family members can see their loved ones during their hospital stay.
Please note that our front lobby is currently closed due to ongoing construction.
Medical care and community impact reports
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Woodridge and Johnson City Medical Center CHNA [PDF, 2.2MB]
CMS price transparency
Johnson City Medical Center Standard Charges, including Woodridge Hospital and Niswonger Children’s Hospital [CSV file, 33 MB] – updated 9/8/2023
You can learn more about pre-visit coordination and registration here and about payment options here.
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Awards & Accreditations
Woodridge Hospital earned a Press Ganey 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award for providing a patient experience ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals measured.
That means your neighbors reported feeling very satisfied with our care – and you can expect us to help you get the care you need, too.
- Accredited by The Joint Commission
- 2015, 2016 and 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award
Tammy Albright – VP, Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Health Services
John Betts - Assistant VP, Administrator
Brook Graham – Assistant VP, Chief Operations Officer, Behavioral Health
Nikki Vanburen – Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Administrator
Dr. Kevin White - VP, Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health Services
Emily Murr – Market Director, Marketing and Communications, Southern Market
Woodridge Hospital was built in 1985 by Watauga Mental Health Services (now known as Frontier Health) to serve this region’s psychiatric hospitalization needs.
In 2006, Mountain States Health Alliance acquired Woodridge Hospital. It was designated a service of Johnson City Medical Center at that time and is physically located directly across the street from Johnson City Medical Center.
Woodridge Hospital is currently designated as one of the four hospitals in the Washington County Region (which includes Johnson City Medical Center, Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Franklin Woods Community Hospital).
Bustling with a population of more than 60,000, Johnson City lies just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Tennessee. The rugged beauty of the Appalachians surrounds the thriving city that encompasses all of Washington County and parts of Carter and Sullivan counties.
It is known for its rich history (Daniel Boone, Al Capone and railroads), cultural heritage (bluegrass music, quilts and storytelling), outdoor adventure area (hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing) and beautiful lakes and mountain vistas. Yet, the eighth largest city in Tennessee also boasts diverse economic and educational opportunities and has become a regional hub for health care, including medical and pharmacy schools associated with East Tennessee State University. The city is also home to a beautiful and historic Veterans Administration campus and hospital.
Food, crafts, music and other entertainment abound at the area’s many annual events such as the Blue Plum Festival (June), Pepsi Independence Day Celebration (July 4), Umoja Festival (August), the Taste of Johnson City (September), the Storytelling Festival (October). Local bands bring the nights alive at popular downtown locations. Exciting day trips to Asheville, Knoxville, Gatlinburg and the ski areas of North Carolina are about an hour away.
All this, an excellent economy and one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S. led Forbes magazine to list Johnson City as one of the “Best Small Cities for Business and Careers.” Kiplinger’s named it one of the “10 Least Expensive Cities for Living in the U.S.A.” Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the big city opportunities and small-town atmosphere of Johnson City, a one-of-a-kind town. For more information about the area go to visitjohnsoncitytn.com.
Learn more about behavioral health / mental health services provided across the region at Ballad Health.