7850 Vista Hill Ave, San Diego, CA | Directions 9212332.796487 -117.155168
Open Daily 24 Hours
Neighborhoods: Eastern San Diego, Birdland, Eastern
AVOID. Frightening, Dangerous, Traumatizing. If you have extreme stress or emotional problems or are struggling with the crushing problems of poverty, this is NOT the place to go! Instead of understanding your situation, they will assume you are basically insane and inferior to them, while they jump to absurd and baseless conclusions about you. I have seen some great therapists and counsellors, and have a highly competent one right now, but the psychologist I saw at Sharp was more like a mentally ill person than the average person I meet. She made a sudden diagnosis of me, based on no substantive data whatsoever, that was the EXACT OPPOSITTE of my current diagnosis, and the observations of numerous therapists, counsellors, and family members. This struck me as bizarre. When I politely questioned her as to why she would think this, she became agitated, defensive, and then listed several things -- none of which seemed to have any basis in reality.
For example, she mentioned that I was "impulsive", then couldn't give me any reason for why she thought that at all, while any of the dozens of family members, friends, doctors, and therapists I've seen over the past 40 years would ALL assure you that I have the EXACT OPPOSITTE issue -- I tend to think far too long and deeply about things before making decisions. I have heard people say a lot of things about me, but I have NEVER heard another human being refer to me as "impulsive" in my entire life. I have many problems that I'm working on, with the aid of competent counsellors, but being impulsive isn't one of them. Not remotely.
With this kind of extreme incompetence, I felt it would actually be DANGEROUS and FRIGHTENING to leave my mental health in the hands of these people. God only knows what ridiculous things they would think next!!!
Anyways. I am never going to this place again. This kind of shocking incompetence is not something anyone should tolerate.
One is my rating only because they have a pool and the food is pretty good. I have been to this hospital many times. They respect your privacy but treat you like crap. All they do is want you to have ECTs cause that's where the big bucks are. They refuse to deal with anyone that is not just depressed. Do NOT go in there if you are manic cause they have no clue how to help you and ignore you. They have physically damaged me by ignoring it when I fell. They lied saying it was the medication that caused me to be unable to pass a basic neurological exam when it was actually a fall that had happened after I had fallen once and told them. I finally remembered what had happen a year later about the week I had missed of my life. I have been kidnapped from day treatment. They have lied about me and to me. They claimed I had written a suicide note but couldn't produce it and threw me in ICU on a three day hold. I was in there once in some totally weird place in my head and had no clue what was going on and they refused to talk to me for three days because they "didn't like my tone of voice". I have many other stories but that should suffice. I hope I never get stuck in there again!
Raquel g – I was there for a week and I was treated very poorly by a nurse in the nurses station. She was very rude
Just my opinion – Just last month I had a loved one stay at this place for a few days for some mental help. I went to visit each day. I would not send my worst enemy to stay there. The floor my loved one stayed on was coed. There was no security roaming the floor any time I was there. Mentally challenged people were poking their heads in my loved ones room all night. Can you say "possibility for bodily harm or worse"? 95% of the nurses and staff were extremely RUDE and cold. I personally saw how impatient, short tempered and down-right mean they are to the patients, including my loved one. I personally saw them ignore many patients, including my loved one. They even treated me this way. I bit my lip and did not say anything to them because I was afraid they would take it out on my loved one the second I walked out the door. Which they did a little anyway. There is no reason any human being should be treated in such a way. I also experienced a high level of incompetence. Just to be fair there was 2 staff members and one psychologist that were extremely nice and caring. The other 95% has issues.
Editorial Review – Regional, non-profit healthcare system with seven hospitals, three medical groups, a health plan and several urgent care centers.
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