Eating Disorders

stock-photo-27237357-conversation-with-a-therapistThe Eating Disorder Program is based on the philosophy that an eating disorder is the external symptom of an internal psychological cause. Therefore, treatment focuses on both the symptoms and the internal dynamics. The scope of care is designed to treat the diagnostic categories of bulimia and anorexia. The program provides treatment for all ages and addresses the psychological, physiological and socio-cultural aspects of eating disorders. The Eating Disorder Program is available to patients at both inpatient and partial hospital levels of care.

Patients in the Eating Disorder Program will participate in a structured, therapeutic milieu with emphasis on nutrition education, healthy body image, grief/loss issues, affect expression and regulation, healthy communication and reducing shame-based cognitive distortions.

Active involvement from each patient’s support system is strongly encouraged.

This includes a weekly family support group and individualized family meetings with the treatment team.

Access to Services

If you or someone you know needs help, please call our Assessment and Referral Staff at 1-800-949-8439 to schedule a free assessment. Our specially trained staff is always available to answer questions, provide a free assessment, or to help you find the help you need.

Cost and Insurance

Most health insurance plans are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.

Consultation with Providers

Given the complex nature of an eating disorder and its treatment, program staff will collaborate with out-patient providers. Regular involvement is necessary to develop an individualized treatment plan, provide updates on progress, develop a comprehensive discharge plan and provide a seamless transition of care.

Visiting Professionals Program

Forest View Hospital offers professionals the opportunity to experience and learn about the services that are provided. Attendees will observe a variety of treatment interventions from within any specialty or program. For more information regarding the Visiting Professionals Program, please contact the Community Relations Office at 616.954.3134.