ABOUT MEADOW CREEK – MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Part of the 15-facility, Minnesota-based Meridian Behavioral Health network, Meadow Creek provides residential substance abuse treatment for adult women. The facility is located on more than 80 acres of meadows, grasslands, and forests in rural Pine City, a well-known destination for campers, cross-country skiers, and golfers. Meadow Creek, as all centers in the Meridian network, does not accommodate medical detoxification needs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Meadow Creek’s treatment model is guided by 12-step principles and incorporates both group and one-on-one counseling. The philosophy is based on the Health Realization model, which teaches awareness of one’s reactions to circumstances and connection with personal health and wisdom while navigating daily life. Patients engage in 30 to 35 hours of treatment programming per week.
Counselors utilize techniques and therapies such as motivational interviewing, yoga therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Group therapy sessions focus on relapse prevention and employ dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
Specialized services are available for pregnant women and clients with co-occurring behavioral health disorders. Treatment also includes an educational and vocational component.
All of the treatment staff at Meridian Behavioral Health facilities are licensed addiction counselors or mental health professionals with a license in their field of work. That includes psychiatrists, clinical counselors, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. According to its website, Meadow Creek is “staffed by professionals with the ability to treat both mental and chemical health needs.”
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Meadow Creek describes its woodsy environment as “an idyllic setting for women to learn and grow.” The facility provides little information about accommodation specifics on its website, but, who completed an interior redesign in 2015, the modern 18-bedroom rehab has shared, dorm-style sleeping quarters, a cafeteria, and a lounge with a flat-screen TV.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The five alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided positive and mixed reviews. Out of five stars, those who assigned numbers gave the facility the following ratings in three main categories: 4.25 stars for overall effectiveness, four stars for accommodations/amenities, and 3.75 stars for meals and nutrition.
Several reviewers described the staff as caring. Alum Jill wrote: “I was told that some of the girls didn’t like my counselor but she was a perfect fit for me.” Another alum commented about “caring, newer cleaner facility, nice staff.” And yet another wrote: “It was home to me. The staff are amazing and supportive. The most beautiful place in the universe to begin a life of recovery!”
On the other end of the spectrum, alum Makayla, although providing no ratings, blasted the facility in written comments. She remarked about the “rude” staff and “discusting” food, as well as limited phone usage.
The two reviews on CiteHealth to date are favorable, with an average of 4.5-stars for staff, four stars for promptness, and 3.5 stars for both quality of care and overall faciity. One anonymous alum wrote: “The clients bedrooms are a little small,lecture space could be larger ,but the facility is very clean,organized,and cozy.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The only loved one to provide feedback to Best-rehabs.com to date, C.S., gave the lowest one-star rating for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. C.S. wrote: “They are short staffed and have too many women in one place. They do not answer the phone nor do they call back if a message is left.”
Meadow Creek does not currently publish its fees online. The facility accepts a range of insurance plans, including public funding. It is considered in-network with most insurance providers. Alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com indicated they used private or government-funded insurance to cover the cost of their treatment. No clients reported receiving financial aid.