Kindred Place Now Accepting TennCare, Expands Access to Mental Health Services

More individuals and families in Memphis can now receive low-cost or free counseling and support

Kindred Place, a counseling and education center in Midtown Memphis, today announced it has begun accepting TennCare, the state Medicaid program in Tennessee. With this expansion, Kindred Place will provide quality mental healthcare services to more individuals in need.

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TennCare is a government-funded healthcare program that provides low-cost or free healthcare coverage to eligible residents. As one of the few Memphis-based counseling centers that accepts TennCare, Kindred Place is making its services more accessible to a larger population and ensuring that everyone receives the care they need without additional financial burdens.

“Our therapists and coaches help people of all ages, including children, adults, and entire families, navigate everything from setting healthy boundaries to recovering from traumatic experiences,” said Pam Meiners, Kindred Place Interim Executive Director. “Removing access barriers – financial and otherwise – to these services has always been a key part of our mission. Now, we’re able to serve an even larger sector of the city.”

According to June 2023 data, Shelby County leads the state in TennCare enrollment. For individuals and families seeking affordable and accessible counseling services, health insurance coverage plays a crucial role in promoting overall wellness and ensuring timely access to care and treatment. By joining the TennCare network, Kindred Place is contributing to the improvement of community health outcomes in Memphis and surrounding areas. Clients with Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Optum, and UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH are also eligible.

To ensure universal access to high-quality, specialized behavioral health services, Kindred Place provides income-based client assistance for counseling and psycho-education offerings that helps bridge the financial gap for people who want and need counseling services but do not have insurance or resources for private payment. The average cost per client session is $125, and the average fee paid by the client is less than $25. Victims of domestic violence and their children are not charged at all – their fees are covered by funding through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

Kindred Place offers counseling, parent coaching, and relationship support for families and individuals. The clinical and administrative teams also include bilingual family services therapists and client information specialists. For more information about services or to make an appointment, call (901) 276-2200 or email

About Kindred Place

Kindred Place is here to help Memphians navigate the challenges of parenting and intimate partnerships. As a non-profit and mental health agency, Kindred Place provides comprehensive resources to improve family relationships, with particular emphasis on parenting and intimate partner dynamics. For more than 40 years, we have helped people make meaningful connections that support healthier, happier lives. With a team of experienced therapists and a program line-up that includes counseling, classes, and coaching, Kindred Place offers individualized and culturally responsive support. Whoever you are, and whatever your relationships look like, Kindred Place is here for you. Learn more at

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