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Eating Recovery Center Admissions Process

for Eating Disorder Professionals

Thank you for considering Eating Recovery Center as a treatment resource for your patient requiring a higher level of care. We are committed to engaging referring professionals in the treatment of their patients, and your involvement begins during the admissions process in the form of thorough assessments. These assessments help the treatment team create a holistic understanding of each patients histories, needs and challenges, and aids in the development of individualized treatment plans.

Please contact our Clinical Assessment department should you have further questions or if you would like to discuss the appropriateness of our programs for your patient. The Clinical Assessment team can be reached by phone 877-218-1344, via email by completing the contact form below or emailing info@eatingrecovery.com, or by clicking the live chat icon at the top of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How soon can my patient admit to Eating Recovery Center?

The admission date for each patient is determined on a case-by-case basis. The admissions date is based on the availability of space within the necessary level of care, as well as situational factors including the patient’s medical status, acuity of their illness and past treatment history. Generally speaking, admissions for patients experiencing medical complications will be expedited.

Q: What is the required length of stay for a patient at Eating Recovery Center?

There is no required length of stay in any of Eating Recovery Center’s levels of care. Our individualized treatment plans recognize the unique needs of each patient as they move along the spectrum of eating disorders recovery; therefore, we do not mandate a predetermined time commitment in our programming.

Q: What involvement will I have with the clinical team throughout my patient’s treatment?

Eating Recovery Center is fully committed to the referring professional, and we encourage you to participate in your patient’s treatment to the extent you are able and comfortable. This collaboration can take many forms depending on your preferences—generally, referring professionals will request periodic progress reports for their patients by phone or email and/or they will participate in weekly meetings with the Eating Recovery Center treatment team. In the discharge phase of treatment, an Aftercare Coordinator will communicate with you regarding the post-discharge plan of care and provide detailed information about your patient’s treatment progress to support continuity of care.

Q: Will my patient return to my care following treatment at Eating Recovery Center?

Eating Recovery Center is committed to the professionals that refer their patients to our care. We do everything we can to return patients to the referring professional upon discharge.

Q: What is the difference between Inpatient and Residential levels of care?

These levels of care are very similar. The Inpatient program at Eating Recovery Center is designed to support acutely ill patients and those who are experiencing medical and mood instability as a result of their eating disorder. This level of care focuses primarily on weight restoration and medical/mood stabilization, and offers round-the-clock nursing supervision, direct psychiatric care and medication management. To the extent that patients are able, they are encouraged to participate in the treatment programming and engage with the supportive community of patients and staff. The Residential program is designed for patients that need 24-hour support, but that no longer need the medical support and stabilization at the same intensity as the Inpatient program. The Residential program offers round-the-clock observation and support, as well as daytime medical and psychiatric supervision. Both levels of care offer a structured schedule that incorporates groups, community meetings and individual therapy to model a recovery-based daily structure to help patients overcome their destructive routines, rules and behaviors.

Q: Do you accept insurance?

Yes. Eating Recovery Center has contracted with several insurance companies. Our Business Office is committed to helping patients and families understand their insurance coverage and the financial obligations of eating disorders treatment, and serves as a liaison between families and third-party payers to ensure that insurance benefits are fully leveraged to make treatment financially accessible. Eating Recovery Center is contracted with the following providers:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Humana/Lifesynch
  • Kaiser
  • Moda Health Plan
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS Multiplan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP)
  • United Behavioral Health/Optum
  • Value Options

Q: Do you treat dual diagnoses?

Yes. Eating Recovery Center has expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and comorbid conditions, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, diabetes, gastrointestinal illness and other organ disorders. Thorough assessment with patients and referring professionals in advance of admission help Eating Recovery Center’s treatment team develop an individualized treatment plan and select a multidisciplinary treatment team that effectively addresses all diagnoses.

Q: Do you have experience in treating high-profile patients with eating disorders?

Yes. Eating Recovery Center’s team of multidisciplinary experts has vast experience in the treatment of eating disorders among high-profile patients, and has developed strict protocols to support the recovery of these patients while in treatment at our facilities.

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