McLean Hospital

3.4 (31 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478
8003330338 Visit Website
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McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.

McLean Hospital Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Call in January 2021 for information about the trauma treatment program and was told by admission coordinator that McClean only accepts Massachusetts residents. Recently found out that this is not tru...


Stayed two different times at McLean Hospital. Both times I received five star care from the staff. They helped me find the right cocktail of medication enabling me to function better. Do NOT believe ...


It was surprising to me how little depth of understanding the workers at McLean Hospital had of Mental illness. I really felt insulted even though my family spent $20,000 for me to be there. It’s be...


My son relapsed with alcohol, and was feeling suicidal when he made the decision to check himself in here. He was brought to detox, and I was told that he would be out in a day or so! he had another d...


I have been to both Silver Hill (Main I /inpatient and River House) and McLean (Proctor II) McLean is sort of like a full-on insane asylum which is scary. The food is revolting and I have no other wo...


I've been at McLean inpatient about three times and did ECT there. I got the best care there out of any place I've ever been. It's clean, the staff is awesome, and there are good groups to attend. You...


don't send anyone you LOVE there!


My \"go to\" sanctuary when I need psych help. Proctor II Staff treats patients with dignity and respect tr.


almost zero one-to-one support. staff tend to huddle in office area and rarely come out to engage with patients unless absolutely necessary. more than one staff member were necessarily abrasive with...


Working with the patients the food was okay work with the patients more


Lots of therapy, lots of staff. High cost, not easy to be admitted. My friend went there but it took more than a few weeks for a spot to open for her. She got a lot of helpful information, enjoyed al...


Very strong and supportive staff. They need more counselors. Truly supportive to the addict and the family. Strong perimeters, checks and balances were set and explained well.


National leader in research and treatment. This program has a partial hospital component which was required day time participation. This was convenient and effective.


World class reputation. Had a very unpleasant time there. I was supposed to get specialized treatment but did not. I felt I was in Jail. Didn't do what i was sent there to receive.


My mother knew what to say to make it seem like she was better, when she really wasn't. Her issues were a lot. My mother received electric shock therapy, which really works for some people, but for he...


There is a long history of helping people here. It felt very institutional. Was a very helpful first step in my journey.


The reputation is unbeatable. It's costly and the environment isn't great. They need to cut costs, and keep people longer.


The kindness they have for patients and family members. Understanding and being helpful. They did not return calls to family members in a timely manner. They were helpful, have several group meetings....


I went to McLean to detox from heroin the facility was wonderful ,clean, good food, great staff, by far the best detox experience I\'ve ever had


We called the facility to try to get my son in the partial hospitalization for substance abuse program. Four calls were made over a period of three days without so much as a returned call. I think th...


Staff is readily available for family members. My family member had many problems, and he was treated well in the center, but once discharged we did not receive the same service.


Family member was treated with kindness. Very caring for family members. A downfall was the quality of their food.


The staff is very dedicated and highly trained. My son has detoxed here approx. 4 times. The program is structured and follows a consistent routine. My son prefers this facility over the several other...


The connection with major teaching hospitals was great. However, it was too expensive - needs to be more accessible to all in need.


What I really think was important is the medical staff and research that they have. I had ECT and my experience was awesome. They also offer TMS. However, it would have been nice if they were able to ...


The staff and ECT options were good, but the food was terrible!!


They had great leisure activities, family participation and facility leadership. However, they lacked any holistic offerings.


I was sent there for structure because I was out of work and stuck in life. They explained everything that was happening which helped. However, it was not worth the cost because it didn't change the w...

Areas of Focus
Recreational Center

Opened a state-of-the-art Fitness and Social Recreational Center for McLean inpatients, residential patients, partial hospital patients and students from the hospital's school programs.

Full Continuum of Care

Coordination with outside clinicians, social service agencies and patient families helps to ensure a smooth transition among levels of care, encouraging re-integration into community-based life. Crisis intervention and short-term acute inpatient care is available to stabilize individuals by providing the highest quality medical and psychiatric resources. Acute inpatient treatment is provided in many of the hospital's clinical programs.

Key Staff Members
    BLAISE AGUIRRE, MD - Medical Director

    Dr. Aguirre is an expert in child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychopharmacology. He is medical director of 3East at Harvard - affiliated McLean Hospital, a unique, residential DBT program for young women exhibiting self-endangering behaviors and borderline personality traits. Dr. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean since 2000 and is widely recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents.

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    SCOTT L. RAUCH, MD - President and Psychiatrist in Chief

    Dr. Rauch received his undergraduate degree with honors in Neuroscience from Amherst College and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry as well as a Radiology Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Rauch served for many years as Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Neuroscience Research at MGH, where he was the founding Director of the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and the MGH Division of Psychiatric Neuroscience Research and Neurotherapeutics. Currently, Dr. Rauch is President and Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital as well as Chair of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health. He holds an appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rauch has contributed over 250 publications to the scientific literature and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He has received numerous honors, including the 2004 Joel Elkes Award for outstanding contributions in translational research within psychiatry.