McLean Hospital

Name of Hospital: McLean Hospital (Short Term Unit)

City, State/Province, Country: Belmont, MA, USA

Number of Stars: 4.5

Comment: I was treated very well during my stay here. Food was terrible, but they let us order takeout from various restaurants nearby and allowed visitors to bring food in for patients. Groups were pretty good most of the time. Cell phones were allowed as long as they didn’t have cameras in them. I was here for ECT, so I was inpatient for a month for treatment. Most of the staff was great, though there were a couple clueless people who were unhelpful. My doctor was attentive and helpful. I left feeling much better than when I was admitted. There was a lot of opportunity for art therapy, which I found really useful. I’ve been in several of the hospitals in the area and this one was the best of those, though really hard to get into. I only found my way here because I was admitted from one of their day programs after admitting that I was suicidal.

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

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

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