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Since 1966, RiverValley Behavioral Health has been a stabilizing, nurturing force for the communities it serves. We currently host over 21 Kentucky based programs that include dozens of outpatient services and a child and adolescent in-patient service for those with mental health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities (MR/DD), alcohol and drug addictions, prevention, recovery, and treatment.

We care for children, adults, and their families and significant others as they go through very difficult times in their lives. RiverValley has been the honored recipient of the national Mental Health Corporations of America's "Best Practices Award" for client satisfaction with the services they have received.

When you consider the choices you have in your professional psychiatric/behavioral health practice, schedule a visit with us in Owensboro. In addition to working with a supportive group of colleagues and staff, you and your family will find a lot that is appealing about the Owensboro area. The educational, cultural, and recreational amenities here and in the surrounding region frequently exceed those of larger communities and the real estate options will meet anything that you seek.

See the description below about life in Owensboro and contact us. We'll be happy to arrange a visit for you and your family.

Greater Owensboro

Greater Owensboro is the business, retail, medical and cultural hub of the western Kentucky region. Strategically located on the Ohio River in northwest Kentucky, the region has access to several major highways with convenient access to the Henderson, Kentucky - Evansville, Indiana area; Louisville, and Nashville, Tennessee. However, most of your metropolitan needs are met in Owensboro, Kentucky’s third largest city with an estimated population of over 250,000.Owensboro offers all the conveniences of a major metropolitan center along with the comfort, safety, and charm of a small community. Check out our low housing costs, state-of-the-art broadband, exceptional fine arts, low crime rate, clean and well-tended environment, beautiful parks, year-round calendar of festivals, and $1.5 billion worth of new developments. 


Two public school systems, Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Public Schools, plus the Owensboro Catholic School system comprise the K-12 education system in the community. Heritage Christian and Majesty Christian operate Christian schools providing education from preschool to middle school and preschool to high school, respectively.

Owensboro is home to two four-year liberal arts colleges — Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan College. Each has an enrollment of approximately 800 students.Owensboro Community and Technical College is one of 13 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and is one of the fastest growing colleges in the system. Western Kentucky University offers extensive undergraduate and graduate programs at its Owensboro campus. Murray State University also offers classes in Owensboro.


Owensboro MSA median housing cost is 87% cheaper than national median cost and 12% cheaper than Kentucky median cost of owner-occupied homes (American Community Survey, 2006).

Owensboro’s MSA is among the 100 lowest median owner-occupied housing costs of all MSA’s in the country.

Kentucky’s median value of owner-occupied housing in 2006 ranked 7th lowest nationally:  Kentucky ranked 21st in home ownership rate for 2006 (71.7%). The national average homeownership rate was 68.8% (US Census Bureau, Housing Vacancies and Ownership, 2006).

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Source: American Community Survey, 2006

Sports & Recreation

The area has excellent public recreation facilities sponsored and maintained by the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department, the Daviess County Parks and Recreation Department and Ben Hawes State Park. Facilities include numerous parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, a disc golf course, tennis courts, softball and baseball diamonds, basketball courts, nature trails, an ice arena and a new 2.5 mile greenway for biking and walking. There are two softball complexes, a soccer complex, a youth football field and sand volleyball courts. At least four playgrounds are designed for the physically disabled. The Owensboro Sports Center is a 5,500-seat air-conditioned auditorium/arena.

Some of the area's private recreation facilities include three country clubs with golf courses, five swimming pools, 12 indoor movie theaters, three bowling facilities, a large YMCA, the HealthPark and indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

The Summit Golf and Country Club

Arts & Entertainment

Owensboro boasts some of the best arts and cultural activities for a city its size in the country. Whether your interests lie in museums, music, art or theater, Owensboro has it.

Visit Owensboro: Kentucky's Festival City
River Park Center
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro
Museum of Science & History
International Bluegrass Museum
Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts

Mailing Address:
1100 Walnut St., PO Box 1637
Owensboro, KY 42302-1637

270-689-6648; Fax: 270-689-6677

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AudienceSpecialtyPositionLast Updated
NursingNursing – Psychiatric Nurse APRN - Psychiatric (Outpatient) 3/7/2018
PhysiciansPsychiatry Medical Director 2/7/2018
PhysiciansPsychiatry Psychiatrist - Adult 2/6/2018
PhysiciansPsychiatry Psychiatry - Child/Adolescent 1/23/2018

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