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The Ridge Behavioral Health


There is a place where pain is met with compassion, fear is met with reassurance and anger is met with understanding. At The Ridge Behavioral Health System, we are making a difference in people’s lives. We treat children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, The Ridge offers a healing environment to reassure patients’ sense of security and confidentiality. Dedicated to excellence, The Ridge is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as a licensed, 110-bed hospital, providing psychiatric (mental health) and substance use disorder (drug and alcohol rehabilitation) services to children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Inpatient care is provided on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Outpatient and partial hospitalization services are provided on a six-day per week basis, days and evenings. Care is provided according to an established code of ethical conduct and strict adherence to patient rights. The Ridge’s treatment philosophy is based on an understanding that mental health and substance use disorder treatment requires a team approach with a caring, positive attitude in which all participants are treated with respect and dignity. The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers treatment and services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. We have professionals ready to help you explore the best treatment options for you or a loved one 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us toll-free at 800-753-4673 (HOPE) or 859-269-2325 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Treatment Services

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Mental Health Treatment

Accreditation and Licensure



Joint Commission


Accepting Patients

Not Accepting Patients

Treatment Type

    • Inpatient
      • Withdrawal Management
        • Medical
    • Outpatient
    • Intensive Outpatient
    • Telehealth

Facility Type

  • Private

Accepted Forms Of Payment

  • Medicaid
    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • Humana
    • Passport
    • WellCare
    • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Medicare
  • Private Insurance
  • Self-Pay
  • Military Insurance / Tri-Care

Additional Services

  • Interpreting Services

Population Served

  • Age
    • Teen
    • Adult
  • Gender
    • Female
    • Male
    • Transgender Female
    • Transgender Male
  • LGBTQ+
  • Pregnant / Postpartum
  • Veterans/Military
  • Preferred Language
    • English
    • Spanish
    • American Sign Language
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Current Mental Health Diagnosis


Referral / Admission

  • Admission criteria
    • We offer psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment designed for each of the following groups: Children ages 5–11 Adolescents ages 12–17 Adults ages 18 and over Senior Adults
  • Referral process
    • The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers confidential, no-cost assessments at any time day or night. To schedule an assessment, call 859-269-2325 or 800-753-4673 (HOPE) to speak with one of our intake specialists. Access to experts can be a challenge in many locations. Patients in remote locations that lack the expertise of a behavioral health specialist can now have access to board-certified psychiatric physicians, without needing to travel. Our clinical team can provide their expertise remotely using HIPAA-compliant ZOOM technology. Documents to bring to assessment (if accessible): Insurance card(s) Social Security number Custody papers (if appropriate) Current medications

Other Requirements / Policies

  • Prescription Medication Policy Details
    • All prescribed medications must be checked in during Intake. The Physician will meet with you to determine the best treatment plan for you, which includes medication regime.
  • Gender-specific Treatment Policy
    • Self-Identified Gender
  • Outside Prescriptions Allowed

Tobacco Policy

  • Dipping
    • Allowed in Designated Areas
  • E cigarettes
    • Not Allowed
  • Smoking cessation products
    • Not Allowed
  • Smoking
    • Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Smoking Cessation Aids Available at Facility