Name of Facility: Dominion Mental Hospital
Location of Facility (City, State/Province, Country): Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Number of Stars: 1
Description of Experience: When I was hospitalised back in 2015, I was recovering from a suicidal attempt and was on Prozac with Abilify. When I was admitted, the staff would constantly stare and whisper to each other about patients and made unprofessional remarks. The psychiatrist who only gave me five minutes of his time, assured me that I needed to lose weight and that good Muslims don’t attempt suicide.
When I was discharging, I learned that my insurance didn’t pay for the rest of the stay because the psychiatrist wrote that I am a normal adolescent who doesn’t need psychiatric treatment. I have been diagnosed by countless medical professionals and have been on antidepressants a year prior. When I was discharged and spoke to my primary psychiatrist and told him what happened, he tried to negotiate with the insurance company saying that the psychiatrist had obviously misdiagnosed me but insurance wouldn’t have it, even though I have made many claims for my therapy sessions and have picked up my prescriptions which was paid for by them. I do NOT recommend this place.
Type of Program (inpatient, outpatient, residential, etc.): Inpatient Hospitalization
Anything that might have impacted your stay? i.e. being LGBTQ+: Being a Pakistani American Muslim
Year(s) Your Experience(s) Occurred (i.e. 2015): 2015