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We Are Just Right for… Healthcare

We Are Just Right for… Healthcare

Washington County is home to a number of world-class healthcare providers. The region’s medical facilities offer the highest quality service alongside cutting edge technology and treatment options. Residents are able to receive the best medical care available with nationally recognized hospitals, including the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and East Tennessee State University’s Academic Health Sciences Center (includes the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, College of Nursing, and College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Science).

Ballad Health

Ballad Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 29 counties of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwestern North Carolina and Southeastern Kentucky. Ballad Health was created in 2018 to improve the health of people in these regions. Ballad Health operates a family of 21 hospitals in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including three tertiary medical centers, a dedicated children’s hospital, several community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, an addiction treatment facility, long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, outpatient services and a comprehensive medical management corporation. Learn more about Ballad Health at

Frontier Health

Frontier Health ( is the region’s leading provider of behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, developmental and intellectual disabilities, recovery and vocational rehabilitation services for 46,663 adults, children and youth at 65 sites in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Founded in 1957, Frontier Health has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to establishing and demonstrating local, regional and national standards of excellence for accessible and high quality behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and vocational services. The work alongside health care providers, community agencies, advocacy groups, law enforcement, courts, and government and business markets to develop coalitions that address emerging community needs, tackle health care gaps and thwart evolving social problems.

In 2017, Frontier Health’s Mobile Crisis Response helped 9,300 adults, children and youth. The program helps those facing a crisis due to mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring issues and/or intellectual disabilities through the Crisis Triage Call Center, (877) 928-9062.

The Crisis team responds to emergencies at 25 area hospitals, schools, agencies, physician’s offices, detention centers, etc. Specialized C&Y crisis includes in-home, outpatient, residential and day treatment, case management, foster care, respite, and C&Y therapist follow-up.

Other services include specialized care for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, domestic violence victims, youth in crisis, runaways, adolescent group care, foster care and adoption services.

Holston Medical Group (HMG)

Known across the region for their innovation and coordinated care, Holston Medical Group (HMG) is the region’s largest multi-specialty, independent physician group serving 6 counties with 41 locations and more than 150 care providers. HMG offers primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics and obstetrics/gynecology as well as over a dozen medical specialties, two outpatient diagnostic centers and three rehabilitation centers across northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

HMG provides an innovative approach to meeting patients’ needs by offering individualized services and programs designed to keep patients well and out of high cost settings, such as hospital emergency rooms.  With a focus on prevention and wellness, HMG believes that a trusting relationship between a patient and provider is critical to achieving health goals and aging healthfully.  Offering the latest technologies and treatment options, HMG is a national leader in the delivery of quality care that delivers high value and cost savings.

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We are HMG: Your doctor, your family, your health partner for life.

Mountain Home VA Medical Center

The James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee, is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services. With its state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research, they are able to provide comprehensive healthcare solutions. This includes primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, senior healthcare and extended care. Moreover, the facility offers a variety of treatment options, which include a homeless in-patient treatment program, homeless outreach, substance abuse treatment, and psychiatric care. The VA is an innovative leader in the healthcare industry in Johnson City.

East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Gatton College of Pharmacy, and the VA Medical Center exhibit a unique relationship because of their co-location on the grounds of the VA campus. Congress’ “Veterans Administration Medical School Assistance and Health Manpower Training Act” of 1972 helped develop the school into what it has become today.

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