Lakeview is a miserable place to be... Movement, as per going to eat, is controlled with patients forced to line up and proceed under supervision through a number of locked doors. Food is mediocre to poor. One unpleasant ward-boss summarily denied me a second cup of coffee at breakfast. The majority of patients complained daily of not having been seen by a physician. All rooms are shared. The majority of patients are sent there against their will by the police or by emergency rooms. Beds are small & uncomfortable. Bathrooms have prison-style sinks/showers. Patients are locked out of their rooms during the morning hours. Personal toiletries are forbidden. Shaving is strictly supervised. I arrived with 5 each of pants, socks, shirts, underwear, and books. The ward-boss arbitrarily limited me to 3 each of the above items. The stay is usually extended so as to milk more money from the payee. In my case, I was discharged at 8AM but not allowed to depart until 3:00 in the afternoon, thus allowing Lakeview to bill for another day. At the end, Lakeview included a self-pay $1475 surprise addition to the bill, which was verbally explained as my regular single $246 copay, but which they applied for each individual day. Yet, on the printed bill, the $1475 is listed as \"Admit Fee\". That\'s Lakeview $ hocus-pocus. Once they have you locked up, insurance will not pay anything if you walk out for any reason. The pre-admission \"counselors\" tell any lie to encourage self-admission. Avoid this dreadful facility.