If not within the framework of strip searching patients, it would be illegal for an adult to force a minor to undress and “spread and cough”. A strip search like that wouldn’t even be effective. If that sounds like something you don’t want to happen to you or your child, do not come here. I needed care but instead got more trauma. Also, the staff that preformed my strip search was one-sidedly flirting with my roommate (not that it would be okay if it was reciprocal either because they were a minor and a patient). The facility will likely respond to this with a copied and pasted “we care about your feedback and this is serious” like they have on other reviews. This is not a one time incident, as shown in other reviews, these are policy choices which occur again and again. I do not appreciate the facility trying to do PR by pretending to care so deeply about the treatment of patients when clearly they have known for a long time about negative treatment and it is still on-going.
So after my daughters first visit I left a 1 star rating because the staff was the rudest people I've ever had to deal with in my life. Fast forward 3 months and my family needed the help again and against my better judgement I called upon them again when everyone told me not too. This place has been the worst experience ever! They are rude to you over the phone, never want to help with anything involving your child and they could care less how many families they ruin. I will literally tell every single person I know about this place and how horrible they are. The only positive people at this facility is Hannah Green and nurses Christy and Audrey. The rest of the staff needs reworked. Especially Lauren with the worst attitude I've ever seen! It took over an hour and a half to get my child discharged when we had a set time! They hold your children from you like they own them! My child will never attend again and I am looking forward to my future court date because I plan on pressing the biggest lawsuit this place has ever seen
About two years ago i was in belmont for 8 days. Anything they said they would do they didn’t. They took me off my medications and wouldn’t tell me why. I saw my “doctor” twice i saw my “social worker” twice and those were both day in and day out. Group was for the most part terrible. They asked what you learnt at the end of each session and if you didn’t say anything they threatened to keep you longer. I didn’t get to go outside once and the blinds in my window were broken shut. I was given the wrong diagnosis after my 8 days there. Some staff were very nice most were not. If we went up to the nurses station we were threatened to be kept longer. They didn’t monitor what anyone was eating. They could restrict your phone calls if they wanted to. I would ask to talk to my doctor or my social worked and all they would say is to talk to my doctor and I never got to see him. They keep you there only as long as your insurance will pay them. There was no reason for me to be in there 8 days. I was stable after 5. Showers were always cold no matter what and the deodorant didn’t work so everyone smelled like garbage and then they told us how hygiene is very important. Do not send your suicidal teens here it does not help. As well upon intake they take to blood the following morning and every single person in there had a giant bruise because the nurse would shake the needle. Literally we would compare bruises in the morning when they took our temperatures.
Well, first off i would like to say that if you need help go get the help that you need. When i was here for a week in April, that week really help me with my mental health and the staff there is caring, understanding, and much more. The staff was able to talk if needed 24/7 and the nurses were really nice and understanding when it came to their patients, i would like to give a big shoutout to my nurse Kelly and a few more nurses i can't remember there names but they were there to talk whenever you needed to, but i would definite recommend this place if you want to sneak help or you know someone who needs help, remember there is help out there so go and get the help if you need/want it.
I sincerely with it was possible to rate this zero stars. I had to visit this place twice. The second time I left early due to personal reasons. When we left the staff here refused to release the meds information for me to my therapist or even my own parents UNLESS I went back and spent tge rest of our money to go finish the time I needed there. Thei entire time they gave leeway to the children who would constantly threaten and bully other children here. And when I or someone else spoke up for ourselves we got yelled at. I had an experience where I was standing up for myself when my social worker pulled me out, yelled at me and wouldn't listen to my side of the story at all and told me I just needed to go back to class and that this was all my fault. I would never tell anyone to go here. I have had the worst experience here over anywhere else.
This place is the worst place to send your children. Majority of the staff do not care about your children or the programs. i was disrespected multiple times. they would say things like" says the one who didnt eat today " in front of everyone. we were forced to sit in religious and triggering groups and we would be told we were allowed to leave and then get in trouble when we did. the doctor is very unprofessional but that goes for most staff. i distinctly remember a nurse in the room with me while i was being touched innapropiatly by the doctor who was buying shoes on her phone the whole time. they told us repeatedly that we made their lives harder and how insufferable we were. they entire place needs to be shut down.
I spent two months at Belmont Pines and just left yesterday. I got better. The problem with Belmont Pines has nothing to do with the hospital and everything to do with the patients living there. There’s a large amount of kids there who don’t want to get better. I watched them do everything but work to get better. I have been in other places that never helped me, I know what that is and that’s not what is happening here. My therapist was amazing and the nurses were wonderful to me. I saw kids assault the nurses and each other. I’m reading these reviews and they don’t really show what type of place it is. If you need help for trauma, they can help you, but you have to do your part. It’s not fair to go somewhere, refuse to act like a decent human being, cause unrest, physically hurt people and then go online and bash the place you terrorized. That’s what half these reviews are. I gave 4 stars because I didn’t like the food much and the phone routines were inconsistent sometimes. Aside from that, if you show up here and show the staff respect and do your part, you will get better.
The food is amazing thats why they get 3 stars but they don't get two more because of the medication I was forced to take. I love the partial program though (Mr.Jeff and Ms.Tiffany are my favorites)! Ok so I was in a fight here once and got cut up and then put in the PICU and then they tried to say I was out of control and Dr.Mebur or whatever (the turtle) as I called him ordered a shot in my butt. They abuse children here big time. Ive seen staff members laughing at children and threatening them, etc!! I can keep going.... its so out of control it might as well be jail.