Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New Castle County Offers Free Naloxone Training

Naloxone training in New Castle County, Delaware

MeadowWood Behavioral Health offers multiple levels of care from inpatient to partial hospitalization programming for adolescents, adults, and seniors. We are the trusted provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment in the New Castle, Delaware, area.

Over the past few years, the opioid epidemic has caught many individuals within its grasp, and many of those individuals have been unable to make it out alive. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 52,000 people died nationwide from a drug overdose in 2015. However, 63% of those individuals’ overdoses occurred at the hands of opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers. Rates of heroin-related deaths increased by 20.6% between 2014 and 2015 alone, according to the CDC.

While nationwide rates of opioid use are booming, some smaller cities across the country are seeing a decrease in their rates of opioid overdoses because of the presence of a life-saving substance known as Narcan within their communities. One of these cities is New Castle, Delaware, which has seen a 39% decrease in opioid-related deaths between 2014 and 2015 because this medication is in the hands of the right people.

Narcan, which is the brand name for naloxone, is a medication that is effective in reversing the effects of an opioid overdose in an individual. This medication can be administered nasally or intravenously to help revive an individual who is experiencing an overdose on opioids like heroin, fentanyl, morphine, or other prescription painkillers, or illicit opioid substances.

For the past few years, many state legislations have approved emergency medical workers, such as EMTs and authority figures like police officers, to carry Narcan with them at all times in the event that they come across an individual who is suffering from an opioid overdose. With the proper training, many of these men and women have been able to effectively reverse the effects of these dangerous substances, helping to not only save the lives of those afflicted, but to also help decrease the presence of opioid abuse in cities nationwide. Seeing the benefit of this substance when it is in the hands of those who know how to properly use it, many cities are taking a page from this book and helping to educate their communities on this substance and how to administer it.

New Castle County in Delaware is one of those cities working to educate the public about Narcan and how they can help decrease rates of opioid overdoses within their community. Training sessions have been held in the area that have invited community members to come and learn how to utilize the nasal spray version of Narcan. With many individuals being provided this medication when a loved one is grappling with an opioid addiction and/or is simply being prescribed an opioid medication that possesses the potential to cause overdose if misused, it is imperative not only to those individuals, but to their community members as well, to know how to properly administer this drug to save the life of someone in need.

When communities get educated on a simple, life-saving medication, they can help to continue to decrease the rates of opioid overdose deaths and begin to help save the lives of those who deserve a second chance at a happy, healthy existence.

What Past Clients Say

The hospital staff saved my brother’s life. Everyone was attentive, professional, and available at any time to help me through the process of putting my brother's life back together.

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We accept all major insurances, including Medicare, most Medicaids, and TRICARE.  Please contact us for insurance verification and to learn more about treatment at MeadowWood Behavioral Health.

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