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I can understand you having concerns about your wife's care. Unless your wife is on a Medical Hold, she has every right to leave the facility. She will probably have to go throught the process of "leaving against medical advice". I strongly encourage you to talk with her treatment team at the hospital. Most hospital programs are short term in nature and no matter where she goes she will not stay long. Explore outpatient options, she will benefit most from these kind of programs. Ask about Partial Hospitalization and/or Day Treatment programs in your area. These are daily programs where the people go home at night. They tend to have much more programming, groups, classes, individual therapy, than an inpatient program. Get the team together and get an acceptable treatment plan in place. Good luck to you and your wife. Let me know if you have further questions.