Bradford Health Services in Chattanooga, TN

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6160 Shallowford Road, Suite 103
Chattanooga TN 37421

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One of 29 facilities of Bradford Health Services’ large network of addiction treatment centers, Bradford Health Services of Chattanooga, Tenn., offers intensive outpatient programs and continuing care services for adults and adolescents struggling with chemical dependency. The Chattanooga location does not offer detoxification services, though no-cost consultations and intervention services are available.


According to the facility's website, to determine if an outpatient level of care is appropriate, clients participate in an initial substance abuse assessment. Founded in 12-step philosophies and practices, the abstinence-based program immerses clients into the 12-step process by introducing literature and guiding clients through “step work.”

Along with its 12-step foundation, the program also incorporates a weekly schedule of group counseling sessions and educational presentations.

Reflecting the outpatient level of care, educational presentations focus primarily on relapse prevention and coping with environmental stressors. Program are specialized with age-relevant topics and issues to better serve clients (adults vs. adolescents). Family involvement also plays an important role in the facility’s programming, and loved ones are invited to enroll in the family program, which offers addiction education and ongoing support for loved ones.

Once a client successfully completes the intensive outpatient program, they may choose to enroll in the Chattanooga location’s continuing care services. Available to both adults and adolescents, these services include references to 12-step involvement, ongoing monitoring, and referrals to Bradford Health Services’ alumni association.


The facility's website notes Bradford Health Services of Chattanooga is accredited by the Joint Commission and employs a qualified team of master’s-level substance abuse counselors, intervention specialists, program coordinators, and counseling professionals experienced with adolescent psychology.

The one alum surveyed by at the time of this writing gave four out of five stars for the staff's support.


Of the three alum questioned by at the time of this writing, two provided positive feedback, and one alum gave a negative review.

The alum who left negative feedback gave two out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and three stars for accommodations and amenities. "Aftercare is the most important should of been explained! For the price they should make more effort to stay in contact. Overpriced," they wrote.

The other alumni both gave five stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities. They also both indicated they would recommend Bradford Health Services. "This is a great rehab but the addict has to want a change," an alum wrote in a representative review.

WHAT STAFF SAY has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s staffers. However, the 63 individuals who left reviews for Bradford Health on Indeed at the time of this writing provided a 3.5 out of five star average. Yet, it's important to note the Indeed page is for all Bradford Health locations.[1]

A former employee from the Chattanooga location gave one out of five stars along with a negative review and complained about the lack of management.


According to the facility's website, Bradford Health Services of Chattanooga works with most most major insurance companies and offers private payment plans to assist with any out-of-pocket costs.


Published on November 2017

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Aftercare is the most important should of been explained! For the price they should make more effort to stay in contact. Overpriced.

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This is a great rehab but the addict has to want a change

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