ABOUT MEADOWWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM
Located in the historic city of New Castle, Del., MeadowWood Behavioral Health System is a psychiatric and addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents. The facility offers both residential and partial hospitalization programs (PHP), as well as medically-monitored detox services.is also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at MeadowWood Behavioral Health System begins with a comprehensive evaluation in order to determine the most effective level of care. Clients can contact the admissions department 24/7 to schedule evaluations. Walk-ins are also welcome at any time. Assessments are conducted by senior staff members and registered nurses.
Treatment involves a range of methods that address psychiatric and substance abuse issues simultaneously. Therapy is combined with medication management and educational coursework. Less conventional recreational therapies are also used to promote continued progress.
Treatment programs are available for different age ranges including adolescents (12-17), adults, and seniors. The different programs use similar treatment methods, but tailor them to the needs of the group. Pet therapy and academic programs are added to the adolescent program .
There is a specialized treatment track for clients 55 and older, as well as a dedicated dual diagnosis program for individuals with.
PHP day programs are available for adults and adolescents and meet for six hours a day, five days a week. The primary treatment modality is group therapy, however, individual counseling sessions and medication management services are offered as needed.
The treatment team at MeadowWood includes physicians registered nurses, medical consultants, psychiatrists, Masters-level therapists, certified alcohol and drug counselors, case managers, recreation therapists, and health technicians. The facility is certified with the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
MeadowWood is set on 11 acres of private land, and the 85-bed facility offers dorm-style rooms in a comfortable, but a largely institutional-looking environment. Amenities include an on-site gymnasium.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni who were polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly average reviews. They gave the center an average of three out of five stars when asked if they would recommend MeadowWood Behavioral Health System.
Alumni rated the center’s cleanliness and the staff’s level of experience and training the highest with four out of five stars or higher. Yet, they rated the center’s holistic offerings and exercise and leisure the worst with 1.6 and 1.3 stars, respectively. One alum who wrote that there was“a pool we are not allowed to use”.
On Google, MeadowWood Behavioral Health earned an average of 1.5 out of five stars from 13 reviews.  On CiteHealth, the facility received an average of 1.8 out of five stars based on 10 reviews.  Reviews on both third party sites were mostly negative, centering on a lack of privacy, poor nutritional options, and inaccessible staff.
One anonymous reviewer on CiteHealth did have a positive experience in the outpatient program. “I absolutely and honesty can say it was a wonderful experience,” they wrote. “I learned so much there, way more then expensive rehabs I attended in my past.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones who were questioned by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing about MeadowWood Behavioral Health also provided average reviews. The loved ones gave the center an average of four out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the facility to others.
An anonymous family member wrote the program “helped my husband stop drinking for the time he was in there.” Another anonymous loved one called it “a good treatment facility.” Lorraine, the mother of a former client, wrote to Best-rehabs.com that while MeadowWood offered a good variety of groups, she disliked the fact that she had no face-to-face time with the facility’s director.
Loved ones gave an average rating of four of out of five stars for family participation, affordability, and staff experience. However, loved ones rated the center’s counseling options, holistic offerings, and exercise and leisure the worst with 3.33 stars.
MeadowWood accepts all major managed care insurance plans. Self-pay is also available through the facility’s website.