Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment
Our Inpatient programming is designed to support women, men, and adolescents that are acutely ill and are experiencing medical and mood instability as a result of their eating disorder.
Within ERC Pathlight's step-down model of care, the Residential eating disorder treatment program as well as the Residential mood & anxiety treatment program offer medically stable patients a highly-structured and supportive 24-hour treatment environment.
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers some of the same intensity and structure of Residential mood, anxiety, and eating disorder treatment while providing additional opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled eating disorder treatment environment during evenings at home or in peer-supported apartment communities.
Our Intensive Outpatient program is a flexible mood, anxiety, and eating disorder treatment program that allows patients to work, go to school, or care for children during the day and sleep at home at night.
ERC Pathlight is removing the barriers that can keep patients with anorexia, bulimia, mood & anxiety, and other eating disorders from receiving treatment. Through telebehavioral health programming, our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (Virtual IOP) and Virtual Partial Hospitalization Program (Virtual PHP) now offers the same world-class care as our in-person treatment centers.
All Levels of Care for Adults, Adolescents & Children
The levels of care at Eating Recovery Center include Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care. We also offer virtual care for patients who are eligible. ERC is the nation's only health care system dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders at all levels of care.
Each treatment program represents a direct-admit level of care, as well as a step-down level of care as patients move along the continuum of care toward recovery. As patients step down to lower levels of care offering more autonomy, they have meaningful opportunities to practice skills and “test” recovery while still a part of the controlled, supportive eating disorder treatment environment. One of the primary ways we work to help our patients recovery is by teaching skills based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Our experienced treatment teams help patients identify and address weaknesses in their recovery to prepare them for success at the next level of care and support sustainable recoveries following discharge.
Behavioral health disorders like eating disorders are complex illnesses that require a multidisciplinary treatment team. Our treatment teams consist of a psychiatrist, family clinician, dietitian, nurse, case manager, alumni coordinator and other related patient support staff. A full-time internal medicine physician is also available to all our patients.
For child and adolescent patients, we also provide educational specialists to help students continue with their education during treatment.
Early Treatment and Intervention
Time is of the essence in order to prevent or minimize the physical and psychological consequences of eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders. We are the nation's only health care system dedicated to the treatment of behavioral health disorders at all levels of care, including inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization treatment and intensive outpatient treatment.
Go on a virtual tour of the Inpatient Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Program in Denver, Colorado.