ABOUT BLOOMINGTON MEADOWS HOSPITAL
Bloomington Meadows Hospital is a behavioral healthcare center located on seven acres in the southern Indiana hills. The hospital serves youth and adults through its psychiatric andsubstance abuse treatment programs, which include medical detox services, residential stabilization, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and outpatient programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The treatment process at Bloomington Meadows Hospital begins with an initial assessment with the facility’s medical staff. The Initial assessment and referral services are free to the public and available every day. Following a 45-minute, face-to-face meeting, clients and their families receive personalized recommendations for treatment
Treatment incorporates education, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and various recreational therapies including music and art therapy. Clients participate in individual and group counseling with family therapy available as needed. Medication management is also integrated in the treatment process as needed. Bloomington Meadows is guided by a trauma-informed care philosophy. Age specific programs are available that focus on the specific recovery needs of each age group.
The youth program focuses on providing young clients with the resources needed to develop a sober lifestyle. Clients participate in counseling including family counseling. Young clients have the options of participating in the residential program or the partial hospitalization program (PHP). The adult programs follow a similar model of treatment, but incorporate adult-focused educational components.
Outpatient treatment includes a variety of programs such as the tele-psychiatry program, which allows clients to participate in meetings and counseling through internet conferencing. Clients can find support from medication management programs that help clients manage and wean their way of specific medications.
Family participation is widely encouraged throughout treatment. Family counseling services are provided in the treatment programs to help clients establish strong family connections and support networks in their community.
The treatment team at Bloomington Meadows Hospital consists of doctors and registered nurses. Counselors and social workers with Master-level degrees facilitate non-medical treatments. There are also specialized therapy staff members including dietitians and recreational therapists. Bloomington Meadows Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Bloomington Meadows Hospital’s setting is clinical, but significant effort was taken to make the facility more relaxing and feel less clinical. Simply furnished bedrooms are shared and clients eat in a bright, windowed communal dining hall. According to a state regulatory website, the facility is.
Recreation areas include an outdoor courtyard with seating areas, an indoor gym with a rock climbing wall, and a children’s playground. Residents also have access to an off-site YMCA. Visitation and phone calls are allowed on a scheduled basis.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave a mixed review. While the alum wrote to Best-rehabs.com that Bloomington Meadows might not be the best place for adult rehab, the alum gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. He wrote: “It was mainly better for kids not so much for adults.”
The alum gave one out of five stars for its counseling options and three out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience. Despite this, the alum wrote that the staff was “great.”
On Google, the facility earned an average of 3.2 out of five stars from 21 reviews at the time of this writing.  While some loved ones described the inability to bring outside prescriptions into the facility and their loved ones being turned away, alumni opinions were more polarized. While some described an effective treatment program, others were unhappy with the staff. For instance, alum Candice wrote: “Staff is extremely rude mean.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing positive ratings of Bloomington’s care. Both survey respondents indicated that they would recommend the facility to others and gave ratings of four out of five stars or higher for accommodations, meals and nutrition, counseling options, and affordability.
Both loved ones reported positive, active involvement in their loved ones’ rehabilitation. They gave the facility five out of five stars for family participation. One loved one commented that the program seemed “well organized” and the other praised the commitment of staff members.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On Glassdoor, Bloomington Meadows Hospital earned an average of 3.5 out of five stars from seven reviews to date.  While many former employees were happy with their co-workers and management, others had specific criticisms of the facility. One former mental health technician wrote: “Needs to be cleaned more often; therapists need to communicate with technicians and nurses more about a patient’s therapy plan.”
On Indeed, the facility received 3.4 out of five stars from 12 reviews.  The staff members who left feedback on Indeed had varied opinions from those on Glassdoor. One current employee wrote that there was “Not a lot help from upper management” and several called the working conditions “stressful.”
Bloomington Meadows Hospital offers free assessments and referrals. Other information about self-pay and insurance is not available.