Currently holding my husband who went in for opiate detox willingly, NO DCF, DOC, Baker Act or other government involvement prisoner against his will. Therapist or Administrator David flat out lies. Dr Armor undermedicates and knows nothing about opiate withdrawal. HOLDING PATIENTS PRISONER! Run fast from this place.
Do not work for this facility if you value yourself and hold yourself to a standard. This place shouldn’t even be up and running with the amount of presenting problems and concerns that run within the walls. I have personally actively reported the facility to the state. Do not admit someone you love and care about here if you want them to receive proper care.
I love Windmoor most staff amazing Dr Corbin a gem. My last visit I was concerned with a male nurse on 34 who was passing a spanish girl something because he would go in her room close the door several times a day and this girl was whacked out drooling and sleeping the days this guy worked. I was an RN for 14 years and Im appalled at this
NEVER GO HERE! I attended groups at the Tampa location. No group rules were presented to me at anytime. The first day John Portolano (the therapist) asks me to uncross my legs. I’m like ok.... but then i look around and others have their legs crossed. So i ask him why and he replied “you are distracting me.”-Sexual Harrassment The next group John Portolano says in front of everyone,”you are not depressed, you have a Personality Disorder.”—You are not my doctor, do not talk about my diagnosis in front of the others , and this group is for coping strategies only. I went to see Mr.Portolano privately after group to let him know how I felt. He was non responsive. Another day in group, again In front of the others, the same male counselor-John Portolano-said “that you are not here for help but just to get aderal.” He has done nothing to help me but make me feel worse and super uncomfortable. So I approached the female manager and asked if I could switch groups. She said no and that I needed to hash it out with John. I never wanted to be in his presence again. I was scared of Mr.Portolano. I went to get help and was in a fragile state of mind. Naturally I stopped going, switched centers and submitted a report.
Don't send your loved ones here. It's dirty,uncomfortable,most of the staff are just there to collect a paycheck and really don't care,the patients have to run their own groups and I can't speak for all the doctors but the one I got would just walk by you if you were on fire. He 100% did not care. To top it all off the med nurses didn't give me the med I really needed for almost 3 days because apparently they couldn't be bothered to look and see that the order was written so I laid in bed suffering needlessly for 2 and a half days longer than I should've. Oh and for some reason the cafeteria is just this side of freezing and the food is horrible too. I bet there are prisons out there that give better care.
I had a family member admitted here during a mental health crisis. They did a great job stabilizing my loved one. He was discharged after 5 days, in MUCH better shape mentally. It's so hard because you just don't know who to trust during such a vulnerable time. Windmoor took good care of him. Thank you and good luck.