Mills Peninsula Children’s Ward

Name of Hospital: Mills Peninsula Children’s Ward

City, State/Province, Country: San Mateo, CA, USA

Number of Stars: 3

Comment: little to no privacy, very boring, group therapy that helped no-one. there was a girl having panic attacks there daily and they reacted to it pretty badly. the only upside is that there was a patio (fenced in, of course) that you could go to fairly often.

the nurses were mostly condescending and didn’t seem to care much about anything one way or another. also, the shower in my room broke while I was there and flooded the floor, though I don’t know if that’s a common occurrence. everyone is very drugged but they give you little cups of Neapolitan ice cream which were good.

I am transgender and they refused to print out a wristband that didn’t say my birth identification even though it meant outing me to everyone there. on the plus side (or maybe minus) they wouldn’t let me have a roommate, which made everyone suspicious but also, single rooms are better.

Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): inpatient

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

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