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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Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Program

In order to meet the needs of adolescent, adult, and senior adult patients who require care for psychiatric concerns that are compounded by substance abuse or dependence issues, MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital in New Castle near Wilmington, Deleware features a co-occurring disorders program.

Program Overview

In order to meet the needs of adolescent, adult, and senior adult patients who require care for psychiatric concerns that are compounded by substance abuse or dependence issues, MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital in New Castle near Wilmington, Deleware features a co-occurring disorders program. This program aims to minimize the risks involved when a person is experiencing withdrawal from drugs and/or alcohol and affords each patient with a number of mental health and substance abuse services that are geared towards helping patients recover from addiction and mental health conditions.

Treatment Process & Therapies Offered

The first therapeutic intervention implemented within this program is detoxification services so that our patients can become physically and mentally stable prior to engaging in other methods of care. Detox is supervised by medical staff, including physicians and nurses, who can monitor the physical well-being of patients while providing support as the body is rid of harmful substances and toxins.

Once detoxification services are complete, patients are able to partake in the following methods for care, of which are centered on the 12-Step recovery based approach through total abstinence when treating those struggling to overcome an addiction:

  • Medication management and education
  • Group therapy
  • Creative / expressive therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Daily 12-step meetings
  • Educational lectures

Additionally, this program includes education and counseling for coping skill development and relapse prevention. This unique and beneficial aspect of treatment incorporated in this program is facilitated by seasoned Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC), who can offer invaluable support in helping our patients achieve healing and lasting recovery.

What We Treat

At MeadowWood’s inpatient treatment center in New Castle, DE, we put forth every effort to help our patients achieve one hundred percent abstinence from all substances and alleviation from the following mental health concerns:

  • Conduct disorder
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation

Program Goal

In order to fulfill this initiative of helping patients achieve lasting sobriety and healing, we begin the process of discharge and aftercare planning from the moment a person begins treatment in this program. We strive to ensure that our patients will be successful and well-supported once they return to their respective communities so that sobriety can be maintained long after receiving care at MeadowWood’s inpatient treatment center.

For More Information

If you feel that you, a friend, or loved one could benefit from this multifaceted treatment option, feel free to contact us for more information or to speak to one of our admissions staff about receiving the life-changing services offered at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital in New Castle near Wilmington, Deleware.

What Past Clients Say

I came here during the worst time of my life. I had so much anxiety coming in but the girls in the admissions area were so pleasant and answered all my questions. The hospital was clean and staff were friendly and helpful on the unit. The medicine they gave me helped so much, and I finally feel like myself again. If you’re willing to participate and go to all the groups, you will get something out of the program. I went right from inpatient to their day program for a week afterwards, and that helped me stay focused too.

– 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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