About Us

About Pine Rest

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is a nonprofit organization founded in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pine Rest is the third largest non-profit behavioral health provider in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including psychiatric urgent care, inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential, outpatient and teletherapy services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics.


Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is called to express the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by providing behavioral health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity, and compassion.

Philosophy of Care

In 1910, a group of pastors and laity decided to create an organization that treated all aspects of a person’s well-being: emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.

Initially formed by and for members of the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in America, Pine Rest today offers treatment and services to people of all cultures, religions, creeds and ethnicities.

We still reflect our faith-based heritage in all we do by providing professional behavioral health services that are rooted in Christian teaching and values. As servants of God, we call upon our entire staff to compassionately care for and meet the needs of each patient – respectfully expressing Christ’s healing ministry to all who seek it while maintaining respect for each person’s personal faith, spiritual or philosophical preferences.

At our core we are a team of highly specialized clinicians and professionals dedicated to high-quality, outcome-driven practices. It is these values that drive our quality of care and commitment to our patients and form the basis of our vision:

Guided by mission, we promise an exceptional care experience that changes lives. We support this promise of healing with measurable outcomes and value.

Kent County Community Needs Assessment

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services joined with other health care providers, Kent County Health Department and other community organizations in Kent County to conduct a community health needs assessment. Our study drew on input from citizens, community groups and health care providers through focus groups, meetings and surveys, and included a broad cross section of the community.

The final report and updates are available on the Health Profile page of the Kent County Community Needs Assessment Website or you can download a pdf file of the Kent County Community Needs Assessment  .

Pine Rest identified current services as well as opportunities to develop new programs to meet community mental health care needs over the next three years, and created a strategy to address the Community Health Needs Assessment Report in 2022.

This needs assessment and our final report meet new IRS reporting requirements that affect all State-licensed nonprofit 501(c)(3) hospitals.