General Questions

How much does treatment cost?
The cost of getting treatment varies greatly depending on the type of care that is needed. Health insurance often includes coverage for chemical dependency treatment, which can help reduce costs. Minnesota residents may also apply for financial help through their local county.
What is the success rate for treatment?
Success can be defined many different ways, but the reality is that drug treatment outcomes depend mostly on the clients themselves. Treatment provides safety and stability, teaches relapse prevention skills and builds sober networks. But using the tools provided is always an individual choice. By helping people build the skills and motivation to recover, we can give them every hope for a new beginning.
Are you able to help me detox?
Although we are able to help comfortably manage many withdrawal symptoms, our facilities cannot accommodate medical detoxification needs.
How do I begin the process of getting into a Meridian Behavioral Health Facility?
Whether you are looking for Residential or Outpatient treatment, the first step is to talk with our Access Team. If you have not yet had a Chemical Health Assessment, we will help schedule a time for you to meet with one of our Licensed Specialists to complete an assessment. Our Access Team can be reach at 855-771-1659.
How do I know which level of treatment is right for me?
In order to create a comprehensive, individualized treatment experience for you, the first step will be completing a Chemical Health Assessment which will help determine what level of care would be the most appropriate for you.
What is involved in a Chemical Health Assessment?
You will work with one of our Licensed Alcohol and Drugs Counselors (LADC) to go over items such as:

  • Substance Use History
  • Family History
  • Individual Treatment Goals
  • Supportive Sober Environment
Does Meridian Behavioral Health accept insurance?
Yes, all of our programs will work with your insurance provider for payment including public funding. Only Beauterre Recovery Institute does not accept public funding. During your first call, our Access Team will help check your current benefits with your insurance provider. We are considered In-Network with most insurance providers.
I am a referring professional. What information do you need for my patient to begin the admission process with Meridian Behavioral Health?
Although each situation can be unique, you will want to begin by contacting our Centralized Access Team to begin the admission process. In order to begin, we would ask that the following information be faxed to one of our Access Team members:

  • Patient’s insurance or funding information. If the patient will be utilizing county funding please include the contact person for that county if it is different from the referent.
  • If the patient is currently hospitalized, we ask that the first 72 and last 72 hours of progress notes be included and provided to our Access Team
  • Commitment paperwork (if applicable)
  • Release of information for Meridian Behavioral Health
What types of programs does Meridian Behavioral Health offer?
We offer both residential and outpatient programs designed to support all individuals. We have programming specifically designed for Native Americans, Men, Women and the LGTBQ community.

We specialize in MI/CD (Dual Diagnosis) programs that have a strong focus on the whole person. Along with handling substance abuse concerns we have a dedicated staff of Mental Health Professionals on site to assist with your journey towards recovery.

All of our programs are built around individual and customized treatment plans with a ONE-SIZE DOES NOT fit all approach to care that spans multiple therapeutic modalities including but not limited to:

  • Health Realization
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Family Services
  • Trauma/Loss
  • Motivational Interview
  • 12 Steps
  • Sexual Health Groups
  • Drug & Alcohol Education
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
Are Meridian Behavioral Health's programs and staff licensed?
All of the counselors at our programs are either licensed addiction counselors or mental health professionals who hold a licensed in their respective field of work. This includes psychiatrists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed professional clinical counselors, registered and licensed professional nurses. Our programs also hold a license by the State of Minnesota.

Residential Treatment Questions

What can I bring and not bring when entering a residential program?
You will want to bring approximately one week of casual clothing. We also have exercise equipment available and would recommend bringing a set of tennis shoes and separate exercise attire. Laundry facilities and detergent are provided for free at all of our residential locations.
All personal hygiene items must be non-aerosol and alcohol free. If needed, we can provide personal hygiene items.
You will want to bring all current medications that you are taking in the original container with the prescription.
Most everything you’ll need is included in your stay at our facilities. Your room is furnished with twin beds and all bedding is provided. All meals and snacks are provided, as well as any books or materials you may need for your care plan.
Can I bring things to do in my free time (books, coloring stuff, paints, knitting)?
Yes, you can. We also offer extracurricular activities on site, so even if you don’t bring your own things, there are many choices offered.
Am I able to have my cell phone while I am there?
In order to protect patient’s privacy rights and keep our focus on recovery we do not allow cell phones or personal computers. When you arrive, we give you some time to get any contacts you may need before we store it securely for your stay. We do allow personal mp3 players as long as they are not able to access internet and do not have a camera.
Is smoking allowed at your facilities?
Smoking is allowed at our facilities, as long as it is done in the designated smoking areas. We recommend you bring a small amount of cash for staff provided tobacco runs throughout your stay.
What does a typical day look like?
At all of our residential facilities our patients will receive between 30-35 hours of programming per week. An example of a typical day would consist of waking up/cleaning room/exercise, breakfast, daily goals, primary group, mental health group, Lunch, coping skills, leisure time, dinner, relapse prevention, leisure time, clean up, and lights out for bed.
Can my family contact me or visit while I am in treatment?
Yes, across our residential programs each site offers visitation on specific dates and times of the week. We also offer family education along with visitation at a select number of our programs. Once you or your loved one has been admitted into a program we recommend speaking directly with staff to find out the exact schedule for visitation.
Am I allowed to work while I am at the facility?
You will not be able to work at the facility. This is a time that you are taking to focus on yourself and your recovery without the distractions of day-to-day life.

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