ABOUT POPLAR SPRINGS HOSPITAL
Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, Va., 30 miles south of Richmond, provides inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and medical detoxification.
The hospital treats adults and adolescents (11 to 17) dealing with psychological and substance abuse disorders. A specialized military program provides support to active duty members, veterans, and their families.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Poplar Springs Hospital begins with a no-cost assessment to determine the level of care needed.
Adult acute inpatient treatment involves group therapy, skills therapy, and holistic therapies like yoga, music therapy, art therapy and therapeutic activities. Education groups focus on anger, loss, grief, and self-control. Medication-management is also available.
The individualized military program treats chemical dependency and combat-related stress like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, grief, and truama. Treatment is provided to women who have experienced military sexual trauma,
The adolescent residential program is for those 11 to 17 who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, and psychological treatment and those affected by physical and sexual abuse. Clients will participate in individual counseling sessions, weekly family therapy, substance abuse education, and group therapy focused on anger management, trauma, grief, and self-injury. Poplar Hospital requires adolescent residents to attend their private school.
Discharge andplanning is included to help clients reintegrate into their communities.
Poplar Springs Hospital employs a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists, mental health professionals, and nurses.
The hospital’s military program employs a program director, a military-trained psychologist, military veterans, and military liaisons.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center’s website notes it is located on 25 wooded acres, and consists of a main hospital and the adolescent residential facility. While in treatment, individuals have access to two full-sized gymnasiums, a fitness center and yoga room, and an on-site pool. Patients can also play basketball and volleyball, take relaxing walks on nature trails, or reflect in private outdoor courtyards. To accommodate military personnel, the hospital also offers lodging facilities for military families.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Six alumni responding to a Best-rehabs.com survey to date gave mixed feedback about Poplar Springs Hospital. The majority felt treatment was effective and complimented staff. However, alumni indicated that meal quality was poor and that more activities could be offered.
Four alumni gave an average rating of 2.4 out of five stars for the hospital’s exercise and leisure activities and 1.4 out of five stars to holistic offerings. Alum Jen reported: “Had group meetings and one on one counseling which was great, NEEDS MORE ACTIVITIES YOGA EXERCISE.”
Alum Amy was one of several alumni to compliment staff. Amy wrote: “Nursing staff is very friendly and helpful.” Another anonymous alum commented: “Staff is caring. You learn how to do new things.”
George, who attended the military program, wrote that care was “exceptional.” “I’ve recommend the facility to fellow veterans, six of whom have since voluntarily admitted themselves and have thanked me afterwards,” George wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave Poplar Springs Hospital low ratings. The anonymous reviewer gave one- and two-star ratings to the hospital’s level of family participation, cleanliness, affordability, and counseling options. The loved one gave five out of five stars to the hospital’s treatment effectiveness and four out of five stars to meal quality, discharge procedures, and experienced staff.
“Staff listens and a few are recovering addicts themselves,” wrote the loved one. “Not much to do but be trapped inside. This facility was nice but they need more recreational activities during free time.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Though current and former staff members at Poplar Springs Hospital have not yet responded to a Best-rehabs.com poll, 31 individuals gave the hospital an average of three out of five stars on Indeed. 
Poplar Springs Hospital accepts most insurance plans, managed care plans, Medicare and TRICARE.