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. The scope of care is designed to treat the diagnostic categories of bulimia and anorexia. Our 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 Hospitalization 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.
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.