ABOUT SNOWDEN AT FREDERICKSBURG
Snowden at Fredericksburg is operated by Mary Washington Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system founded more than 100 years ago and based in Virginia. Located in the small city of Fredericksburg, eastern Virginia, Snowden at Fredericksburg offers inpatient treatment and a range of outpatient programs for adults and adolescents struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse issues.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The center’s inpatient options are short term and intended for crisis stabilization purposes only.
Outpatient treatment options include day treatment, offered five days per week for adults and adolescents, as well as an intensive outpatient program (IOP), offered three evenings per week for adults only. Treatment includes individual, group, and family therapies, as well as holistic art and music therapies. The center coordinates with community agencies, to help each client to transition smoothly back into life after treatment. To the same end, Snowden at Fredericksburg provides case management services and comprehensive discharge planning.
Staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist and addictionologist, who provides initial assessments. The center also employs clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and registered nurses, plus a registered dietitian, who offers advice and consultation. The two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave three and five out of five star ratings respectively for the staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center is easily accessible, with ample parking and a private entrance, and appears to be situated on a small, wooded lot. According to adated to 2012, the facility had 40 beds at that point, following an expansion. The two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center three- and four-star ratings (out of five stars) for its accommodations. The repondents were divided in their accounts of how clean the facility was, with a perfect five-star rating and a mere two-star rating.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave negative feedback. “I would never want to go back. They would have to TDO me to get me to go here again,” J.B. wrote, giving the center just two out of five stars for the effectiveness of its treatment.
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mixed coverage, including some very negative reviews. The center had average ratings of three out of five stars based on eight reviews on Facebook, 2.1 out of five stars based on 12 reviews on Google, and a single one-star review on CiteHealth. Positive reviews tended to be vague, but the negative reviewers cited problems with staff and a lack of proper care and attention. “The staff were patient for the first couple days, but after that they weren’t. If I didn’t stay the whole day, insurance wouldn’t pay. It was clear all they cared about was money. After several days the nurse actually took ahold of my arm and practically drugged me in the group room which now had 21 patients. I left the program much worse than when I started it,” Michelle wrote in a representative review on Google.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the two reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date by loved ones, one was positive and one lukewarm. The reviewers each gave Snowden at Fredericksburg three- and four-star ratings for its holistic treatment offerings, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders; however, one reviewer remained neutral on the question of whether they would recommend the facility, and gave it two out of five stars for its family programming and the effectiveness of its treatment, while the other would strongly recommend the center and gave five out of five stars in each of these categories.
The lukewarm reviewer had more mixed feelings, and cited a lack of follow-through, writing: “Seems like they just want to get the person out. Will make a plan for them but they don’t really have to follow through. Needs a family visiting area.” However, the other reviewer wrote: “professionals, patient oriented but its costly. Good experience care with results.”
Mary Washington Healthcare offers some financial assistance, which is determined according to the client’s family income. The center also accepts insurance and self-payment via check or credit. The two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it a four- and a perfect five-star rating.