Mission Hospital (PEA unit)

Name of Hospital: Mission Hospital (PEA, not Copestone)

City, State/Province, Country: Asheville, NC, United States

Number of Stars: 2.5

Comment: I was recently in the Asheville Mission Hospital PEA unit (their psych ward where they keep people before being transferred elsewhere such as Copestone or other hospitals) and it was sort of okay. Extremely boring, no structure or classes or therapy, the food wasn’t absolutely terrible but it wasn’t great. I mentioned wanting my estrogen shot (which I was late on) every single day and they never gave it to me. They did prescribe some new meds that seemed to help so that was okay. I spent most of my time there sleeping just to pass the time and avoid fellow patients since I was the youngest there and there weren’t really any fellow women patients out and about. Never giving me my hormone replacement therapy meds was sort of inexcusably egregious, but I was safe and fed.

Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): inpatient temporary psych ward, PEA

Any other identities/marginalizations (i.e. race/gender/sexuality) that could have influenced your stay?: transgender woman

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