Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital

Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital


Serving south central Kentucky, Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital in Bowling Green offers programs for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with substance abuse and co-occurring behavioral health concerns. This includes residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), and outpatient psychiatric services.

Medically-managed detox is offered when needed and aftercare planning services are also available through the facility’s case managers.


Treatment at Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital begins with a psychiatric, physical, and mental health assessment to determine a client’s specific treatment plan. Assessments are conducted by medical staff on-site by a team of qualified medical specialists. Clients in need of withdrawal assistance are immediately enrolled in the detox program.

Treatment consists of group counseling combined with the 12-step principles. Educational components for sober living skills and coping skills are also incorporated into treatment. The residential program lasts 30 days. Clients work with case managers to coordinate treatments.

Specialized programs are available for teenagers ages 13 to 18 with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The Teenage Recovery, Understanding Sobriety through Treatment (TRUST) program is available in outpatient and residential forms. The TRUST program utilizes treatment modalities such as Recovery Dynamics, which integrates 12-step and cognitive behavioral approaches. The Seven Challenges, curriculum designed specifically for adolescents with chemical dependency is used as well.

Services for seniors include psychiatric practices to help seniors address behavioral and psychiatric concerns that develop with aging. Services are provided through an outpatient program, and clients receive services and continuing psychiatric evaluations to monitor their health.

Aftercare planning services are incorporated in treatment options. Clients work with case managers to establish support networks and to find resources in their local communities.


The treatment team at Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital consists of a psychiatrist, nurses, a licensed mental health therapist, dietitian, and recreational therapist. Staff members have advanced degrees in their fields as well as state certifications where appropriate. Case managers have extensive experience working with rehab patients.


There are 125 beds situated on a 49-acre campus. The facility features clinical decor throughout. The sole individual polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing rated the facility’s accommodations three out of five stars and cleanliness four out of five stars.


At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has not received feedback from alumni of Rivendell Behavioral Health Services.

On Google, Rivendell Behavioral Health earned an average of 2.8 out of five stars from 15 reviews at the time of this writing. [1] Many alumni described unprofessional staff members, poor living conditions, and bad food. In a representative review, alum Taylor wrote: “the bedding was terrible, it was like you were sleeping on the matting from kindergarten , on top of wood .. some of the staff was good, but you had to wake up super early , even on the weekends, youre not allowed outside , even though the whole place is secure.”

In more positive reviews, alumni mentioned helpful staff and effective treatment, regardless of ultimately transferring to other treatment facilities and leaving treatment due to cost.


The single loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing left mixed feedback. While the family member gave four out of five stars for family participation and staff’s level of training and experience, the loved one rated treatment effectiveness, counseling options, and holistic treatment offerings only two out of five stars. The loved one wrote: “staff not trained right” as a weakness and added “I was only a vistory. They are good to there pations.”


On Indeed, Rivendell Behavioral Health Services received four out of five stars from eight reviewers to date. [2] Employees were satisfied working at the facility after 2014, when there was a transition of management. In a representative review, one former staff member wrote: “You can not find a better place to work. Management is awesome they really care about their employees and patients.”


Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans, including Anthem, Humana, and Tri-Care. Self-pay or payment plans may also be available.

[1] https://goo.gl/wfkeVs
[2] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Rivendell-Behavioral-Health-Services/reviews?fcountry=ALL

Reviews about Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital

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  • Its close to home. staff not trained right I was only a vistory. They are good to there pations