The eating disorders program addresses the biological, psychological, and social forces that contribute to the development of eating disorders.
The program offers inpatient (acute), partial "day" hospital, and half-day/intensive outpatient services to women age 18 and older who suffer from anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Psychiatrists on the medical staff develop treatment plans that are supported by hospital employees from multiple disciplines, including:
- Social work
- Art therapy
- Recreation therapy
Patients in our program and those who have completed our program attend a weekly aftercare group that offers support to women in recovery. The aftercare group is solution oriented.
At discharge, each patient is provided an aftercare plan that reflects their specific need for ongoing care in order to be successful in recovery. Patients who live outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area are referred to professional resources in their community.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
To begin the admission process or obtain more information about the program, call 682-236-6023. A member of the intake team will discuss the program and answer questions regarding insurance benefits and financial arrangements that may be available.
Do I have choices as to what levels of care are available?
A psychiatrist on the hospital's medical staff evaluates each patient prior to admission and at this time a decision is made regarding the appropriate initial level of care based on clinical criteria.
Do I have to eat?
Yes. Therapeutic meals are the cornerstone of the Eating Disorders Program. Shortly after admission, each patient meets with a nutritionist and an individualized meal plan is created. Therapists from the program eat with the patients on an outpatient basis and facilitate normalizing eating patterns through "balance, variety and moderation."
To what extent is my family involved?
The program's clinical social worker or licensed professional counselor is assigned to work closely with the patient and his or her family. In addition, family work is done on a weekly basis. There is a weekly support class for family members as well as a multi-family process group.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, but coverage can vary for each patient. For more information about insurance coverage, call 682-236-6023.
What ages to you accept?
The Eating Disorders Program is open to persons who are 18 and older.
Do you accept men for treatment?
Not at this time.