Amazingly carrying, attentive, and compassionate team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and assistants. A safe space for people who need crisis stabilization, detox/chemical dependency support, or help with their declining mental health. I am grateful to every single person who crossed my path in this facility for contributing to my recovery, especially those in Freedom Care. I spent ten days inpatient and came out feeling hopeful with new skills and meds that actually worked for me. I checked in and was told that I would be in Freedom Care for the night and moved to the women's unit the following day. I ended up requesting to stay in Freedom Care because I felt like I could thrive better in a smaller, quieter environment and they granted that request. Dr.Wilson saw me really soon in my stay and changed a lot of my meds which I was nervous about since med changes can be tricky. It ended up being the perfect combination and I already felt better several days later. They offer three meals a day, healthy snacks, group therapy, recreational therapy, smoke breaks if you need them, and downtime to yourself which you can use to sleep, watch tv, read, visit with floor mates, or work on therapy material. Visitation is every evening from 7:30-8:30 and they try to limit to two visitors per person because it does get crowded. I never saw anything get out of control during my stay, but each unit was well staffed and ready to jump in and help other units if anything were to happen. This was my first stay in a psychiatric hospital and there are obviously people in there suffering from severe mental illness. I never once felt unsafe though and it was the reset that I desperately needed. There are rules and policies that annoy some people (no makeup compacts with mirrors, no electronics, no shoelaces, no beauty products with high alcohol content, no revealing clothing or clothing that promotes violence or substance use). Everything is about safety though and if you're admitted as an inpatient, you or your floor mates probably need those rules in place to protect yourselves. Everybody at Valley Hospital wants to ho you and see you succeed in the program's so just go with the rules and respect the staff and you should have a great experience.
33423 N 32nd AvePhoenix, AZ 85085
I'm sure it's very difficult to make everyone happy given the type of hospital this is. I know its really easy to bash a place when you are off your medications, or didn't receive the narcotics you were looking for (referring to some of the reviews I've read). I can say first hand that I witnessed unreal quality of care at Valley Hospital. The hospital is very clean, the techs are fabulous although I didn't have any experience with the overnight techs as I was sleeping. The nurses were very attentive and made me feel comfortable and the doctors although very busy, took the time and were very patient with my needs. I would easily recommend this Hospital to those needing help with Detox or mental health issues.
I took my daughter here for some extra support last month, the facility is very nice, the staff assisted me from beginning to end and were very open with communication. My daughter told me the food was delicious! She has been attending their outpatient program recently and really likes it. I really appreciate what Valley Hospital has done for us and would recommend them to anyone in need of these services.