Meridell Achievement Center

Meridell Achievement Center is a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). We specialize in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry for children and adolescents (11-17).

All of our patients have a history of treatment failure in inpatient and outpatient care. Our patients are referred from throughout the USA and internationally.

Our capacity is 134-beds, distributed into seven residences.

We are a private residential treatment center on a 63-acre ranch-style campus in Liberty Hill, Texas, 35 miles northwest of Austin.

Our medical staff includes Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, a Pediatric Neurologist, a Neuropsychologist, a Psychologist and a Consulting Neuropsychiatrist.

The John H. Wood Jr. Charter School is located on our campus. Completed courses and credits are transferred to patients public and private schools throughout the USA and worldwide.

Nurses staff our seven residences 24/7.

Individual, family and group therapy are conducted by master’s level licensed therapists and by certified recreational therapists.

Mental Health Techs manage structure and safety 24/7.

Clinical and educational professionals work as a team. We look for the best in each patient and focus on their strengths.

We strive for successful outcome: continued success after discharge.

Meridell opened in 1961 in Liberty Hill, Texas. It started as an emotional-growth ranch with one residence for teenage boys. In 2016, we celebrated our 55th anniversary. We are a 134-bed co-ed medical-model residential treatment center (RTC). In 1961, Liberty Hill was a rural exurb of Austin. Today, highways make Liberty Hill a northwest suburb of Austin with an easy commute to the city center and international airport.

Meridell Achievement Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; accredited by The Joint Commission; certified by TRICARE ®. The Charter School is accredited by the Texas Education Agency.


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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 87
Liberty Hill, Texas 78642

Driving DirectionsPhysical Address

12550 W Hwy 29
Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Telephone & Fax

(512) 528-2100 (phone)
(800) 366-8656 (toll-free)
(512) 528-2193 (fax) Privacy Policy
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices - English
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices - Spanish

Physicians are on the medical staff of Meridell Achievement Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Meridell Achievement Center. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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