Poplar Springs Hospital

Poplar Springs Hospital

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 and aftercare planning is included to help clients reintegrate into their communities.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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. [1]

FINANCING

Poplar Springs Hospital accepts most insurance plans, managed care plans, Medicare and TRICARE.

[1]https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Poplar-Springs-Hospital/reviews?fcountry=ALL

Reviews about Poplar Springs Hospital

I was in the Military Program and found the care to be exceptional. The facility is clean, modern and comfortable. Staff was extremely caring and very professional. I made great improvements while I was there. I've recommend the facility to fellow veterans, six of whom have since voluntarily admitted themselves and have thanked me afterwards. The food was very good, and plentiful. I found the workout facilities to be totally adequate. A great mental health facility in my opinion.
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  • I would have ranked their meals and nutrition at no stars had it been available, I have strict dietary restrictions, needing low dairy and gluten free. While there none of this was addressed and therefore upon my release , I was very ill for month or two following. Letters written concerning this went unanswered . I just wanted a response. I also haas autonomic problems regulating my temperature and was often cold. When asking for additional blankets, I was told would need dr's authorization which never happening...I was there in January. Some staff were responsive others were not Dr's spent about 5 minutes when they visiting bt charged a pretty penny for these times
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  • Nursing staff is very friendly and helpful. They do their best to help and understand whatever issue you may have going on. They do offer detox, benefiting that one doesn't leave the facility going through withdrawal. There isn't any one on one counseling, except when you would see the Dr, and that would always be less than 10-15 min. There isn't any programs targeted to any specific illnesses. Administration treats patients as they are beneath them. There is room for A LOT of improvement!! I truly believe had I gotten treatment for "my" illnesses I would've learned ways to cope with situations and maybe I wouldn't had relapsed.
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  • Overall a good program.
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  • Had group meetings and one on one counseling which was great, NEEDS MORE ACTIVITIES YOGA EXERCISE To be honest this place wasn't the best but it was closest n free for me my addiction was pain pills & I was sick n my life was miserable being on them.popular springs has good doctors and great counselors
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  • Staff listens and a few are recovering addicts themselves. Not much to do but be trapped inside. This facility was nice but they need more recreational activities during free time. Also better food options for the cost you are paying.
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  • The staff is caring. You learn how to do new things. Music and art were great. Some of the staff don't really care about their job and it shows. The meals could be better. There are lots of rules but of course. The point system could be a little better organized but you get what you pay for. The nurses are great but then you have those that are only there for the pay check. Don't get me wrong I love the place it taught me a lot and I made some preying good friends.