Memphis Mental Health Institute


Jeff Coons, Chief Executive Officer
951 Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38013


Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI) is a psychiatric hospital that has been serving the Memphis community since 1962. Hospitalizations are primarily on an involuntary basis, and patients can also be referred by the court system for pre-trial evaluations. The hospital offers 2 acute care units for a total of 55 beds.

The mission of Memphis Mental Health Institute is to provide a therapeutic environment centered on compassion and quality care for each individual we serve.

It is the vision of MMHI to be recognized for providing person-centered psychiatric care in a therapeutic, supportive, and compassionate environment.


Memphis Mental Health Institute assists patients who are not typically served by the private service sector and have no other inpatient treatment resources available to them. Most patients have a severe and persistent mental illness and are hospitalized on an emergency, involuntary basis. The hospital is an authorized provider under TennCare.


Memphis Mental Health Institute patient care teams, which consist of a psychiatrist, a social worker, nursing staff, a recreational therapist, and a treatment team coordinator, help individuals receive personalized care based on their specific needs. The staff works together with patients to help facilitate the individual’s transition back to the community. Patients are provided individualized care centered on compassion and quality. MMHI also offers:

  • Internal Medicine Services
  • Beautician Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pharmacy Services
  •  Dietician Services
  • Psychological Services
  •  A patient rights advisor
  • Forensic Evaluations



Memphis Mental Health Institute  ensures the highest quality of inpatient psychiatric services through accreditation and regulations from the Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). These agencies work to ensure practice and standards of safety.


Chief Executive Officer
Memphis Mental Health Institute
Phone: (901) 577-1800

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Office of Consumer Affairs
Phone: (800) 560-5767
Email: OCA.TDMHSAS@tn .gov

Joint Commission
Phone: (800) 994-6610
Email: complaint@

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