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We know it can be scary to take that first step, even when you know help is needed. Our trained admissions specialists are here to make the entire process easier, helping you on your way toward a more healthy and productive life. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, contact our admissions team to begin the process today.
What to Expect When You Call
When you or a loved one needs help, it can be hard to know where to turn. We understand. That’s why we have highly trained admissions specialists ready to walk you through the process. They’ll be with you every step of the way.
What will happen during your initial phone call to us? We’ll gather some basic information that includes:
- The current issues that prompted the call
- Basic demographics
- Treatment history
It all starts with a free, brief, and confidential screening.
“I believe in MBH, what it has to offer, and the countless lives changed. I am committed to working with compassion and a sense of urgency to get you the answers you need to make a decision regarding treatment options.”
Vice President, Admissions and Patient Finance
Paying for Treatment
Admitting you need help is hard enough without worrying about how you’re going to pay for it. Our trained admissions specialists will walk you through the process and go over your financial options, including private pay and insurance. The Meadows is in-network with Multiplan and TRICARE, and we also have the ability to work with out-of-network providers.Paying for Treatment
Our goal is your goal: to give each patient the best possible chance for complete recovery and to restore balance to their life. We are committed to providing the highest level of individualized care in a safe, scenic, and nurturing environment. We understand our role as stewards in the care of your patient, and we take every precaution to ensure they receive the level of care needed so that the two of you can complete the recovery journey together.Refer a Patient
What to Know Before You Go
Before you arrive, we have some practical tips to make your stay more comfortable, including information on what to pack, other items to bring, and what things are best left at home.What to Bring
Continue what you started with the resources available in our bookstore, which contain valuable information, helpful tools, and inspiring stories from our Senior Fellows and other trusted experts. We carefully select books, CDs, and DVDs that we believe will enhance and extend your time with us, helping you continue the healing even after you return home.Bookstore
Meet Shawn Mallicoat
Vice President, Admissions and Patient Finance
Born in Minneapolis and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Shawn Mallicoat eventually left the snow behind and has called the desert home for much of her adult life. Her early career…
Born in Minneapolis and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Shawn Mallicoat eventually left the snow behind and has called the desert home for much of her adult life. Her early career was in software development, but she made the move to behavioral health in 1999. She spent 12 years working at Remuda Ranch, assisting in software development and business rules for their Intake department’s new in-house database and computer interface. During that process, she saw the passion in those who were helping hurting people come into treatment, and she was hooked. She knew right then that she wanted to be on that side, making a difference.
Mallicoat began her career with Meadows Behavioral Healthcare in 2012 and has served as patient financial coordinator, manager of patient finance, and director of patient finance before becoming VP of admissions and patient finance in 2019. In her VP role, Mallicoat is responsible for the Admissions, Patient Finance, and Utilization Review Teams. She manages the treatment process at the very start, where help usually begins with a phone call. These teams work with compassion and a sense of urgency to see how they can best help. Mallicoat says her favorite part of the job is “giving her staff the tools and knowledge to be the best they can be, which in turn allows them to confidently provide guidance to the person in need.”
Married since 2001, she and her husband, Kevin, have a blended family that includes three grown sons. These animal lovers have two Australian shepherds and one mutt as well as three horses. Mallicoat and her husband are trail riders, and she notes that Wickenburg has some of the best trails in the state of Arizona. They also like to horse camp in the summer months, heading north to cool off.
Meet Christi Erickson
Director of Admissions
Born and raised in Minnesota, Christi Erickson has called Arizona home since 2003. Early in her career, she worked as an administrative assistant to a CEO, but her personal experience…
Born and raised in Minnesota, Christi Erickson has called Arizona home since 2003. Early in her career, she worked as an administrative assistant to a CEO, but her personal experience with addiction helped her develop a passion to help those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Today, her role as director of admissions allows her to be a voice for others who need help and want to change their lives.
Erickson joined the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare team in Admissions in January 2008, first as an admissions specialist before becoming a lead workshop specialist and then assistant director for the department. Her current role as admissions director includes overseeing the entire Admissions Team, managing a busy staff whose main purpose is to help those in need get the treatment they deserve.
A single mom to three daughters, Erickson enjoys being poolside with her girls, family, and friends. She also finds other time outdoors very relaxing and peaceful. Her favorite thing, though, is going to Minnesota to visit family at their lake house.
Break the Cycle
At The Meadows, we understand the seriousness of addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. In a safe and nurturing community of their peers, individuals are guided on a personal journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of their disorders and given the tools they need to find healing.Schedule a Call
Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and is experienced in assisting others with compassion, dignity, and respect — hallmark values of The Meadows for more than 40 years. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. When you call, they will lead you through a series of questions to determine if The Meadows is a good fit, and how soon your treatment can begin. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out an admissions form today!