Meridian Health Services

Meridian Health Services

ABOUT MERIDIAN HEALTH SERVICES

Meridian Health Services is a behavioral health provider with numerous facilities in Indiana, such as in Winchester and New Castle. The organization aims to provide medical and behavioral health care, along with human services such as job skills training, foster care, and support for independent living. Muncie, in eastern Indiana, is home to the Suzanne Gresham Center, which provides outpatient and home-based services for children struggling with a range of emotional and behavioral problems, including addiction.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The Suzanne Gresham Center uses a Systems of Care model, which coordinates support from a variety of agencies and other supportive sources, with a view to helping children and their families to thrive. Treatment is generally provided with a view to keeping families together, or reunifying them, though the center can also provide foster care placements, when necessary.

Outpatient counseling is provided in individual, group, and family settings. The Suzanne Gresham Center also provides support in children’s homes.

For individuals aged six to 20, there’s a Community Alternative to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (CA-PRTF) program, which provides intensive support, including treatment for problematic substance use. The facility also offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) specifically for teens who are struggling with problematic alcohol and drug use.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Meridian Health employs numerous MDs and psychiatrists. The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it five out of five stars.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would strongly recommend treatment at Meridian Health Services Muncie. “Very nice staff. I’ve been going here for eight years now and love it,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, giving the facility five stars in all 15 of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, family participation, holistic offerings, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders.

Secondary review sites yielded mixed feedback at the time of this writing: a 2.6-star average rating based on 17 reviews on Google, and a single two-star rating on YellowPages.com.[1] [2] The negative reviewers repeatedly cited rude staff and administrative problems. “Worst healthcare service ever. DO NOT book an appointment here because they will not even try to help you get treated. They are understaffed and don’t check the voicemail for weeks and weeks at a time,” K.C. wrote in a representative negative review on Google. However, others wrote that they had received good care at the facility. “They have a MASSIVE amount of clients and a long wait list of people who are trying to become clients because they are such a low-cost place,” an anonymous reviewer wrote on Google, in response to the complaints of some reviewers.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would not recommend Meridian Health Services in Muncie, indicating that treatment did not benefit their loved one and giving the center one out of five stars for its counseling, staff support, addiction treatment, mental health treatment, and mental health treatment. “This is an outpatient facility,” the reviewer wrote anonymously.

FINANCING

Meridian accepts Medicaid and Medicare as well as numerous other health insurance plans. The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the affordability of the Muncie location gave the facility five out of five stars in this category.

[1] https://goo.gl/ANNpyY
[2] https://www.yellowpages.com/muncie-in/mip/meridian-health-services-459056767?lid=1000658581171

Reviews about Meridian Health Services

Most inadequate terrible place you could ever send a person I wouldn't send my dog to signed out after 24 hours went to us Plus Palm Beach Florida learned all the tools I needed and was treated with respect I had a very good experience please don't send someone here
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  • It only works if you work. I was at rock bottom and appreciated every minute there, they saved me. I didn't need spoiling like all of us think we need at that point in life. My best memories of the beginning of my recovery are there.
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  • Meridian specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy vs other "traditional" recovery centers that are 12 steps based. It focuses on positivity and self care to create constructive living habits. It does not rehash all the "war stories" as addicts, we all have. It is not a place for men and women to meet up and leave together like a drug addict dating site. They do not permit it and keep men and women seperate. I believe this is health for addicts because it allows you to actually focus on your self verses the cute boy or girl you meet in the smoking patio. Any treatment center is what the addict makes of it. They do have a lot more for men than for women as well as a lot of down time verse other treatment centers that keep you constantly bisy class after class. I believe this is healthy because in the real world this is life.. We have down time. Its VERY had for an addict to try and sneak drugs into this facility.. They do not mess around when it comes down to this specific situation. They are focused on keeping their visitors in a safe environment. This is a very wonderful treatment center.
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    Worst place ever please if you have a choice good somewhere else! Horrible staff maybe one or two are qualified. It didn't help me and several other people that attended. This place truly should be shut down
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  • OKAY WHERE DO I BEGIN...THEIR CURE FOR EVERYTHING IS " JUST KEEP DRINKING WATER!" AND THE PICTURES YOU MAY HAVE SEEN......THATS THE MENS SIDE WITH POOL TABLE, MUSICAL INSTUMENTS , THE GUYS CAN ACTUALLY GO SMOKE WHEN EVER THEY WANT.....NOW GIRLS ROOMS ARE CRAZY IN DETOX TO SLEEP YOU GOT UP TO 6 BEDS TO A ROOM, IN RESIDENTAL THERE IS A ROOM WITH8 BEDS, FEMAIL SIDE ALSO HAS TO ASK FOR SMOKE BREAK...BUT THIS ONLY HAPPENS IF THERE IS STAFF MEMBER IS WILLING TO TAKE US, WE HAVE NOTHING FANCY WE HAD A FEW GAMES, COLORING SHEETS, A HANDFUL OF MOVIES (OLD) MY SUGGESTION IS TAKE A REAL TOUR AND ASK QUESTIONS! OH 1 MORE THING THE FOOD ISNT EXACTLY FRESH.....BASICALLY ITS STUFF YOU JUST HAVE TO WARM UP...NOTHING HEALTHY....ALL CARBS! , SORRY BUT IT ALSO ISNT RIGHT IF YOU DONT GO TO THEIR LIST OF CLASSES EVEN 1 CLASS THEY TAKE AWAY YOUR SMOKE BREAKS
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  • Absolute worst place! Detox staff was highly unprofessional in the women's unit. Treated us like we were scum in jail, talked about us in their offfice like we couldn't hear them, and one woman particularly was horrible. I seriously don't know how that woman has a job there. Food was ok, lack of communication with family sucked. Also the doctor was mean and thinks she knows everything. People are kicked out over the most minor of things and when kicked out the staff treats you poorly, putting you in the "holding" area to wait for a ride.
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  • I was here for 21 days. Prepare to have up to 5 days detox and then 14 days treatment, you can request extensions with your counselor. This place has pretty much everything I needed. The food is good and plentiful, you go to meditation, therapy, lectures and meetings. You are only going to get out of it what you put into it. Many people leave early (against treatment advice--ATA) because they didn't want to put in the work it takes to gain perspective on your life and addiction--the work it takes to change your thinking. Ladies and men are not mingled here except at a few meetings and for a few activities. You will have to write about your life in perspective papers and exercises. It takes up your time and really gets you thinking about your lifestyle etc. There are washers and dryers. You are allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks. just no caffeine or chocolate. Hard candy, soda, frozen meals, prepackaged foods are allowed. Medication line is kind of a drag. You have to be ready to put forth time and effort to help yourself. Gook Luck
    This treatment center changed my whole life around. The staff is wonderful. It's a very nice facility. The counselors are very attentive. Heaven forbid if I were to relapse I will be going back to Meridian. I highly recommend this center to anyone struggling with addiction.
    My son was in facility for dual treatment. Staff is friendly, prompt, well educated. The rooms from what my son explained were very clean, Meridian gives you 3 very nice meals a day. If your loved one needs help this is the place you want them to be. My son had been in 3 othe facilities and in my sons own word this place "was most helpful for him and the staff didn't treat him like a criminal or mental case because he's bipolar"
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  • My biggest complaint is that such limited contact is allowed with patients there. My partner stayed for almost a month and it was horrible having to deal with how little he was allowed to contact me/anyone in his family. Visitation is on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 but you have to be invited to visit a week in advance and schedule a visit. If you go to detox when you check in and aren't moved to residential by Tuesday, you aren't allowed a visit the following Tuesday and have to wait over 2 weeks in some cases to see a loved one after you check in. Also, patients are only allowed to register 2 adult visitors excluding their children under 18 so some members of my partners family were unable to visit. In addition to this, residents are not allowed to use phones AT ALL in detox and are allowed to make one, ten minute phone call a day while they're in residential. This is very strict compared to some other rehabilitation centers. The treatment was fine enough, but seeing as phone and visitation rules are literally more restricted than they are in a jail, I would reccomend sending your loved one to another rehab if you actually want to be able to see/speak to them at all while they're there.
    Very unprofessional staff. Terrible medical treatment. There is a few of the staff that truly care but rest don't care! Some of the staff treats it like a boot camp I thought I was I. Rehab not the army or prison! I would not recommend this to my worst enemy! And it's to bad because they have great counselors who really do care but besides one. They need a whole new staff. I seen In 2 weeks 14 people leave. Just walk out because they handle the bad stuff!!! So don't waste your time sending a loved one there do your shopping there many other places.
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  • I attended meridan for 21 days and my advice to any new comers is this- You will be fed Breakfast (8:00 AM) Lunch (12:00pm) and dinner (4:00pm). Most meals you are able to get "seconds" if you are still hungry but not always. Ask your family or friends to bring you extra meals they can bring you pop as long as its caffiene free and they can also bring you frozen foods or any kind of snacks (discluding chocolate). Also you can smoke cigarettes as much as you please at Meridian your family or friends can drop you off cigarettes for your time there. Ipods or any electronics are prohibited during your stay. No ipods or cd plays however you can bring a radio only that plugs into the wall. Once 5:00pm hits each day, you have down time from then all the way until 10:00pm which is when you have to go to bed and weekends is Midnight. During your down time you can take a nap, watch movies that meridian supplies, watch tv in the living area or the tv room that is seperate. I advise to bring flip flops or sandals so you can take showers without being barefoot. There is seperate shower stalls. Also if you plan on writting letters to people you must bring your own supplies meridian will not supply you with anything except a pencil and a peice of paper. Also jewlery is allowed that includes earrings or necklaces. Between the hours of 8am-5pm you will attend morning mediation (mandatory) and also group lecture (mandatory). There is also a nurse and you can see her 3 times a day regarding your medication. Lastly, the meals there are not terrible they feed you high carb foods so you can gain healthy weight. They feed you things like lasanga, subs, roast beef sandwiches, etc. they give you decent sized meals with 2-3 sides. You will not go hungry but it is nice to have personal food from drop offs so you are able to eat during your down time at night. Staff is professional they are willing to help you if you are willing to help yourself. Dont be afraid to attend here, its changed my life and it could change yours
    Worst rehab ever. A complete joke. Whoever their doctor is was awful. My girlfriend went in and was given too much medicine. Thanks!!!! U guys r great
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  • I am quite informed regarding treatment centers. I have been sober 24 years and have helped many people make the decision to do something about their problem. This facility did lack in family assistance but for the alcoholic/addict they covered all areas..pysh eval, therapy, writing, accountability, chore assignments, responsibility, aftercare set up before individuals leave, help with insurance applications, 12 step and meetings, well rounded program very impressed with this center
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  • Gave my wife all the mental tools needed to attain and sustain sobriety. I think she said the food wasn't all that good. Did everything they could to follow the rules they set forth for my wife to become a better person and mother of our children. Every member of the staff that I spoke with was very honest and forthcoming about what this journey we are on would be like. And they were right on so far. I think they care about their patients.
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    Worst place ever. Send your sister their if you want her to fed like she's in jail
    Worst place ever!! They kick patients out after only a few days... Not nice!! They only care about $$$