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Treatment Resources for the Uninsured

July 12, 2018

In a nation with so many uninsured and homeless people, it is difficult to find treatment if you don't have insurance or a mint of money. The fine folks that started the Memphis War on Heroin Facebook page have compiled a list of treatment options for the uninsured in Tennessee and Mississippi. The list will be updated periodically. People seeking treatment from these facilities must be detoxed first.


Since I have not figured how to add documents, I have copied and pasted the info to this blog post. There is a link to this blog post on the "Take Action" tab of this website.


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Detox Resources for the Uninsured

There are no affiliations, these are suggestions from group members. Some of this information has been verified by Admins, some not. If you have updates, please post in group and tag Admins.

1.      Crisis Stabilization Unit at Memphis Mental Health Institute - “MMHI”

Run by Alliance Mental 
Address: 951 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 1-901-577-1800


2.      Pathways Behavioral Health Services 
238 Summar Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 1-731-541-8200
Length of stay for detox: 5-7 days
Comfort meds only, client will be seen by a Nurse Practitioner or a Psychiatrist
Group counseling
Staff can assist with longer term residential placement once detox completed
Client would need to come with a family member to facility, it may take 2-3 hours to determine if there is a bed available. Beds are given on a first come, first served basis. If no bed available, client would need to be able to be transported with a family member.

3.      Centerpointe – Knox County (Helen Ross McNabb Center)

5310 Ballcamp Pike 
Knoxville, TN 37920 

Intake Coordinator – Matt

Phone:  1-865-523-4704

Length of stay for detox: 5-6 days 
Staff can assist with residential placement after detox, average wait is 1 month

4.      Frontier Health

301 W. Watauga Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37604

Phone: 1-423-928-9062

Waiting list – first come first serve basis. Could be sent to CALM center.
May require medical clearance through a local ER (if not medically stable, can’t be seen at CALM center)
Length of stay for detox: 3-7 days (varies)
Client would then be discharged and set up for outpatient treatment
They could assist with finding residential placement, wait list for this is about 1 month.


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Programs for Uninsured – must be detoxed first:


1.      Serenity Recovery Center
Must detox first, then can wait for a residential bed to become available.

Phone: 1-888-521-1131
1094 Poplar Ave

Memphis, TN 38105

2.      Memphis Recovery Center
Phone: 1-866-304-8254
215 N. Montgomery Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Client needs to call and wait will be determined
Residential, partial and intensive outpatient program

3.      Synergy Treatment Center 
Toll-free: 1-844-779-0820
Phone: 1-901-332-2227
Fax: 1-901-332-0477

2305 Airport Interchange Ave.
Memphis, TN 38132

One year program
First 5-6 weeks is intensive phase, next 10.5 months client will be offered job 
placement and basic education classes 
Job examples may include: pallet jack and forklift operation, order filling, auto body repair, auto detail, golf course grounds maintenance and construction, customer service, security, facility maintenance, merchandising, stocking and rotation of 
inventory, equipment maintenance, landscaping, janitorial, mail sorting, laundry, meal preparation, etc


4.      First Step Recovery Center
1950 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104


5.      Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

2649 Kirby Whitten Pkwy

Memphis, TN 38133

Phone: 901-531-1750 ext 57214 (April Wombles)

This is a 7 month, faith based, work therapy program. Criteria: photo ID * DL or state ID* 
social security card OR Birth certificate, negative TB test in the last year *free at Shelby County health dept*, 30 day supply of any meds, ages 21- 65, no registered sex offenders or schizophrenia diagnosis, no physical disabilities that would hinder you from working an 8 hr day, program is FREE to those with no income, MUST be able to pass a clean drug screen *except marijuana*.


6.      Haven House

152A Hwy 7 South  
Oxford, MS 38655 
Phone: 662-234-7237 (Option 1 – Nikki Thomas)
Fax: 662-513-4100 

Haven House has a sliding scale fee system, but also has grant beds available for heroin/opiate addicts.  The program is 28 days and if you are doing well and apply for transition, you can inter the vocational rehab program, which means you’ll work to pay for 60 additional days.



7.      Harbor House

Deborah 901.743.1836, ext. 2230.


8.      JACOA - Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency
ask for Francis, 721.423.3653,







9.      Fairland, Clarksdale MS

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