Doctor’s Behavioral Health Center

Name of Hospital: Doctor’s Behavioral Health Center

City, State/Province, Country: Modesto, CA, US

Number of Stars: 1

Comment: They let a patient follow and harass me and did nothing about it. They forced me to take my clothes off for two nurses there when I didn’t want to because I was on my period. They made me take medication, saying I wouldn’t leave unless I took them, and they misdiagnosed me with bipolar disorder when I have borderline personality disorder. They refused to let me borrow a book from their tiny, almost nonexistent library and had almost nothing to do.

In the eating room, they played Law and Order SVU which shows triggering scenes, especially those of rape, which triggered me when I was trying to get better. After leaving they made me promise to take the medication for bipolar disorder that made me dizzy and tired in order for me to be let out. I also was woken up at 4am to get blood tests, where I was scared and unsure what they were doing. They didn’t have feminine products for us to take and use in the rooms – they made us have to ask a nurse there for them. Embarrassing.

After I left I was in shock for 4 days straight because of how traumatizing it was being there and my PTSD issues are even worse than before and are affecting my depression and anxiety even worse than when I was forcibly admitted. I can’t even take common medication now. I only know this because I saw my therapist 4 days later, and he told me I was still in shock, which was appalling since I’d been out for so many days already. Any room I’d be in with artificial lights on the ceiling would make me dissociate and unable to function for a few months after. It was horrible.

I would never recommend anyone to go to Doctor’s. They had patients there they literally ignored when they needed help or were acting up and out at others. Only one nurse during the night helped me with a woman who was harassing me. This place has bad staff who do not respect patients as people.

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

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

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