Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, national surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Many of these people will successfully recover through the help of inpatient eating disorder treatment centers. Recovering from such a disorder takes time, patience, and most importantly, coaching and support from a team of caring experts.

At Center for Change, we provide just such an environment. Our inpatient treatment for eating disorders focuses on stabilizing the medical, dietary, and psychological health of each of our patients.

We understand that healing of any sort is a process, not an event.  Therefore an  individualized treatment plan for each patient is vital. We want to make sure that they are getting the help that they need to fully regain their physical and mental health.

If you feel that you or a loved one could benefit from inpatient eating disorder treatment, give us a call today to begin the admissions process.

Comprehensive Care

Our treatment program begins with a psychiatric, physical, and psycho-social assessment. These initial tests help us to construct a unique treatment plan. As treatment progresses, we continue to monitor each patient for signs of improvement, and we make changes to our treatment plan as needed.

Here at Center for Change, we believe that for healing to be complete, all aspects of a person’s life must be incorporated into the healing process. Although our emphasis is on physical and emotional health, we spend time on each patient’s social and spiritual health as well. We want our patients to do more than just return to their former lives; we want them to leave our treatment center ready to live a full and meaningful life.

If you have any questions about our inpatient eating disorder treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can begin the admissions process by calling 888-224-8250 or by filling out our online form.

Who Is a Candidate:

  • Adult and adolescent patients ages 13 years through adulthood
  • Primary diagnosis of eating disorder
  • Other significant co-existing mental/emotional illness
  • Moderate suicide risk
  • Secondary and co-occurring drug or alcohol dependence
  • Seriously compromised medical or mental condition secondary to eating disorder

An assessment is required to determine this level of care at our inpatient eating disorder treatment centers. Exclusionary criteria include severe suicidal risk with suicidal intention, history of sexual aggression or sexual predatory behavior, history of and deemed high risk for aggressive or violent behavior towards others, and physical or medical condition which demands admission into a medical/surgical or ICU unit.

Services Provided:

  • Initial psychiatric examination including mental status exam
  • Initial history and physical (medical exam)
  • Initial psycho-social assessment
  • Labs, EKG and other tests
  • Stabilization of medical condition
  • Stabilization of mental/emotional condition
  • Medical, psychological and dietary treatment of eating disorder
  • Brain and body re-nourishment with liquid, electrolyte and initial weight restoration
  • Initial re-feeding intervention including N/G tube feeding where necessary
  • Structures to remedy self-defeating behavior patterns
  • Development of formal treatment plan, including outside treatment team coordination
  • Discharge planning, disposition and aftercare initial coordination
  • Coordination of discharge into appropriate level of care or aftercare

Treatment Team:

  • Licensed master’s-level or PhD-level primary therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners
  • Medical providers
  • Nurses
  • Experiential therapists (art, yoga, RIMBA, recreation therapy)
  • Care technicians

Individual Treatment:

  • Licensed therapist (four times per week with at least one family therapy session)
  • Registered dietitian
  • Medical rounding
  • Psychiatric rounding (daily)
  • 24-hour nursing

Group Therapy:

  • Debriefing and goal Setting
  • Skills group (DBT/CBT)
  • Balance and awareness group
  • Open process group
  • Group movement therapy (yoga, RIMBA)
  • Ceremonial group
  • Art recreational therapy group
  • Body image group
  • Self-esteem group
  • Community meeting
  • Life skills group
  • Spirituality/12-Step group
  • Relapse prevention group
  • Off­campus recreation therapy activities


  • Supervised meals and snacks

Admission Process:

The admission process for inpatient treatment for eating disorders begins with a call to our admission team at 888-224-8250. A clinical assessment, as well as an insurance and financial review, ensure that patients are admitted as clinically and medically appropriate and as insurance benefits and financial resources will allow.