The Eating Disorder Program at Forest View Hospital is based on the philosophy that an eating disorder is the external symptom of an internal psychological cause. Therefore, our treatment focuses on both the patient’s symptoms and their internal dynamics including psychological, physiological and socio-cultural aspects of eating disorders. To achieve this, a variety of treatment modalities are applied to assist patients in reaching their individual treatment goals within the group setting.
The Eating Disorder Program is available to patients at both inpatient and Partial Hospitalization levels of care. While the program is designed to treat the diagnostic criteria of Anorexia and Bulimia, other diagnoses, such as Binge Eating, are accepted and encouraged.
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. The dedicated treatment team includes a psychiatrist, licensed group practitioner, case manager, registered dietitian, certified therapeutic recreational therapist and nursing staff.
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.
Most health insurance plans are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.
Given the complex nature of an eating disorder and its treatment, program staff will collaborate with outpatient 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.
Forest View Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 800-949-8439 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.