Meriter Hospital – New Start Program

General Hospital with Separate Chemical Dependency Rehab Unit



Number of Beds: 5
Detox Available: Yes

Last Year’s Admissions:

Adolescent Admits 24
Total Adult Admits: 220
Average Length of Stay 7 days
Percent of Women 40%
Percent under age 25 10%
Percent with College Education: 40%
Percent Covered by Public assistance 3%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 35%

Admissions Procedures:

Night Admission Available: Yes
Weekend Admission available: Yes
Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes



Facility has separate program for:

  • Alcohol Addiction

Facility has special track for:

  • Adolescents (Ages 12-18)
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Codependency
  • Family



Self-pay Cost per day: $415
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No



Licensed by: State of Wisconsin Dept. of Health & Family Services
Type of License: Detox, Inpatient, Day Treatment, Outpatient
Accredited by: JCAHO


Self Description:

“Comprehensive, recovery based, multiple levels of care available, use of ASAM/WIS Uniform placement criterion.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“Addiction is a chronic illness that individuals and families need help with to arrest the progression of the illness.”

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

“Some patients need treatment for psychiatric conditions at the same time as treatment for addiction.”

Family Program:

“Involve families on Sat. morning 9:30-12:30. Also family sessions, referrals for own therapy in our outpatient services.”

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

Encouraged, also provide options for other community based support groups.”

Position on Confrontation:

“Used as appropriate within a supportive environment.”

Additional Characteristics:

“Comprehensive levels of care, inpatient and outpatient detox, Inpatient medical management, Inpatient dual diagnoses, Inpatient residential, day treatment, evening treatment, adolescent inpatient AODA and dual diagnosis treatment.”

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 309 W. Washington Ave
Madison, Wisconsin 53703