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.

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Adult Psychiatric & Addiction Inpatient Treatment Program

MeadowWood Behavioral Health’s inpatient program for adults is for individuals experiencing a crisis from mental health issues and co-occurring substance abuse. We offer a safe and secure environment to help adults regain control of their lives.

Inpatient Treatment Program for Adults

The adult inpatient treatment services offered here at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital are designed to provide a full continuum of care for adults who are struggling with the presence of mental, behavioral, and/or emotional concerns or chemical dependency issues. Comprised of specialized tracks that are tailored to meet the needs of different adult populations, this program offers comprehensive treatment services for adults aged 18 an older. With the overall goal of helping our patients reach and maintain an overall state of stabilization from any number of psychiatric or substance abuse concerns, this inpatient programming option affords patients an opportunity to benefit from individual and group psychotherapies, as well as educational and recreational activities that are designed to allow those in our care to return home as soon as possible.

Program Objectives

The primary objectives of acute mental health and substance abuse care when received in an inpatient setting, and are outlined in our adult inpatient programming, incorporate the following:

  • Assessments are the starting point of receiving any type of treatment services. At MeadowWood’s inpatient treatment center in New Castle, near Wilmington, we offer comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluations and diagnoses so that our adult patients can begin engaging in the level of care that will most appropriately meet their needs and address all of their concerns.
  • Crisis stabilization is worked towards by providing a safe environment in which patients and their families can work through the existence of an immediate crisis.
  • Coordination of care is a monumentally important aspect of treatment as it allows the professionals at MeadowWood’s inpatient program to remain in contact with any outside behavioral and/or physical healthcare providers. However, your confidentially will always remain of the utmost importance, so any contact that is made on your behalf is only partaken in once we have received your distinct permission. If this permission is afforded to us, we will keep the sources of whom you identify informed of your progress in treatment so that continuity of care can be successfully achieved once you have completed inpatient care. We also actively encourage these outside treatment providers to participate in your treatment planning and administration. Again, this is done so only after receiving your permission.
  • Patient and family education is offered by our highly trained, qualified, and experienced staff in order to educate patients and their families on what mental health treatment entails, what the ultimate goals for treatment are, and provide options for supportive services that may be of benefit.
  • Aftercare and discharge planning is a crucial component of the therapeutic process as this program is designed to be a short-term, intensive intervention that provides acute care and stabilization. The purpose of aftercare and discharge planning is to devise a workable plan that will assist patients in continuing their recovery at the next level of care once they have departed from inpatient programming. Such planning includes things such as referrals to appropriate aftercare programs and/or professionals who will best be able to meet one’s continuing needs in order to remain on track.

What We Offer

While engaged in inpatient programming at MeadowWood’s inpatient treatment center, our adult patients are afforded the opportunity to spend their treatment days attending different types of psycho-educational meetings and therapeutic activities. These meetings and activities are designed to teach social skills and coping skills, while also increasing our patients’ awareness of feelings and thoughts that lead a healthy and productive lifestyle.

The specific mental health and addiction treatment services provided during inpatient programming for our adult patients include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric and physical evaluations
  • Medication education and management
  • Group therapy
  • Creative / expressive therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Aftercare planning and coordination of care

For More Information

Contact us today to speak with one of our Intake Counselors. We are located at 575 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720. We service all of Delaware, as well as southern New Jersey, eastern Maryland, and southeast Pennsylvania.

What Past Clients Say

The staff is cordial and caring. They helped me through a difficult time in my life and offered great out patient care programs that continued my treatment.

– Alumni
Most Insurances Accepted

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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