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Oak Plains Academy is a residential treatment facility that provides services to boys and girls ages 5–17, struggling with emotional, behavioral and neurodevelopmental challenges.
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Residential Programs

Oak Plains Academy provides inpatient therapy to boys and girls, ages 5–17, through our 90-day Comprehensive Assessment Program and our Neurobehavioral Program.

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Professional Referrals

Oak Plains Academy takes pride in the relationships we are able to build with referring partners. If you are a medical professional looking to make a referral, visit our referrals page.

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What to Bring

For the safety and comfort of all our residents, we ask that they abide by our guidelines of which clothing and personal items should be brought on unit and which should not.


The Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Oak Plains Academy is a licensed residential program serving children and adolescents between the ages of 7–17. It is a time-limited, 90-day program that provides expert evaluation and treatment of youth who have complex emotional, behavioral and psychiatric symptoms. This specialized program assists parents, guardians and other concerned parties in answering critical questions regarding their adolescent, such as understanding their presenting symptoms and determining the best treatment options for success. The CAP program is designed to stabilize clients who may be experiencing significant impairment in their mood or behavioral functioning.

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The Neurobehavioral Program at Oak Plains Academy serves youth ages 5 to 17 years old with an IQ of 50 or greater who experience neurodevelopmental disorders including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, autism spectrum disorders and intellectual developmental disabilities. The goal of treatment is to reduce inappropriate behaviors by establishing a fit between the environmental expectations and cognitive abilities, teaching adaptive coping skills and increasing social skills that allow the individual to maintain safety in the community.

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Oak Plains Academy’s therapeutic foster care program is designed to serve children and youth with special psychological, social and emotional needs who can accept and respond to the close relationships within a family setting, but whose special needs require more intensive or therapeutic services than are found in traditional foster care.

Our program provides 24/7 access to case managers to provide on-going support and crisis intervention. Our case managers are therapeutically trained to assess situations that may arise so that our foster parents have a knowledgeable support system through Oak Plains Academy.

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Patient Stories

KidLink Treatment Services

This New Year, the KidLink Treatment Services Tennessee facilities will introduce a new process for referrals and admissions. Effective January, 1, 2021, all patient referrals to the following KidLink Tennessee facilities should be sent directly to their respective facility for review, rather than to the KidLink Treatment Services call center. This includes Cedar Grove, Hermitage Hall, Mountain Youth Academy, Natchez Trace Youth Academy, and Oak Plains Academy.

Please see the below Admissions Information for each of the KidLink Tennessee locations:

Cedar Grove:

Donnie Hitchcock, Director of Admissions
(o) 615-895-9590 ext. 104
(f) 615-895-9592
[email protected]

Hermitage Hall:

Richard Miller, Interim Director of Admissions
(o) 615-250-2360
(f) 615-250-2388
[email protected]

Mountain Youth Academy:

Betty Villarreal, Director of Admissions and Susan Osborne, Admissions Coordinator
(o) 423-727-3230
(f) 423-727-9899
[email protected]
[email protected]

Natchez Trace Youth Academy:

Jessica Harrison, Director of Admissions and Sabrina Wyatt, Admissions Coordinator
(o) 931-296-1183 ext. 1065 or ext. 1057
(f) 931-296-5414
[email protected]
[email protected]

Oak Plains Academy:

(o) 931-362-2008 ext. 208
(f) 931-362-2816
[email protected]

For questions, please contact Madonna R. Breece, Regional Director of Business Development
[email protected]

Oak Plains Academy

Oak Plains Academy

1751 Oak Plains Road, Ashland City, TN 37015
Phone: 931-362-4723