UNDERSTANDING THE DISEASE AND GETTING HELP FOR YOUR PATIENTS
Successful treatment & recovery depends on comprehensive, integrated, coordinated and collaborative care.
To make a referral, please call our office manager at 585-641-0281.
The requirements for intake evaluation are:
- A physical exam within the past 30 days
- Lab work within the past 2 weeks
- A signed statement from the primary medical provider that the patient is medically cleared for participation in the program
Regular medical follow up by the Primary Care Physician are required during a patient's partial hospitalization program stay.
- Males and females
- Adolescents (12+) and adults of all ages
- Individuals diagnosed with:
- Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
- Bulimia Nervosa (BN)
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder
Learn more about the various levels of eating disorder treatment.
- The Healing Connection provides developmentally-appropriate care that is responsive to the patient's physical and mental health needs. Our team works closely with the patient's primary care provider throughout the program stay and collaborates with the patient's outpatient team to ensure smooth transition to community living.
- Treatments delivered at The Healing Connection are reflective of best practices informed by the best evidence available from clinical trials and contemporary clinical wisdom. This care is delivered by an expert and specialty-trained multidisciplinary team committed to interdisciplinary collaboration. Learn more about our team.
According to the American Psychiatric Association's Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, practitioners should recommend treatment when patients present with the following symptoms:
- Weight changes of concern
- Rapid or persistent decline in food intake
- Inability to decrease eating disorder symptoms (purging, restricting, diet pills, laxative, diuretic, or emetic use, excessive or compulsive exercising, binge eating, etc.)
- Decreasing ability to function in daily responsibilities
- Lack of support system; dysfunctional support system
- Ambivalent or uncooperative with treatment recommendations
Medical Complications including but not limited to the following may indicate a need for intensive treatment:
- Unable to maintain adequate weight
- Acute weight decline with food refusal
- Amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea in females
For additional information, see the Academy for Eating Disorders Report 2016 - Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care - Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders. www.aedweb.org