The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt provides treatment for individuals 12 and older with complex eating disorders. We call eating disorders “complex” because each disorder has its own unique set of causes, symptoms and health risks, and every individual may experience the illness and the recovery process differently.
Everything we do is guided by our extensive experience and the latest research into the biological, psychological and social factors of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
We acknowledge that recovery is hard work, so we’ve designed our center to make patients feel as comfortable, cared for, and as safe as possible while they work towards freedom from their eating disorder. Our facility, located on a spacious, beautifully landscaped suburban campus, was completely renovated in 2005 with the care and success of our patients in mind.
We also recognize that the hard work of recovery often extends beyond the individual, which is why The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt is committed to providing specialized treatment and support options for parents, caregivers, and all family members throughout the recovery process.
Levels of Care
At The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, we offer comprehensive levels of care. We offer a full range of treatment programs that provide varying levels of support for individuals at each stage of their illness and recovery. Patients are able to enter the program at a level of care that matches their specific needs and then progress through lower levels as they move forward in the process of recovery. If a person has a setback they can easily move back into a higher level of care for additional support and stabilization and then step back down when ready.
Every one of our treatment approaches responds to the psychiatric and medical aspects of eating disorders, and is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient and their recovery. Click on the links below or to the right to learn more about each of our levels of care.
- Inpatient Program: 24 hours/day
- Partial Hospital Program (PHP): 6.5 hours/day
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): 4 hours/day, 4 days/week
Eating disorders are often tied to other underlying psychiatric issues, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse. Within every level of care, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt has the expertise to address these conditions as well, including two specialized treatment tracks for substance abuse and trauma disorders.
We devote our knowledge and resources to assisting patients in achieving symptom blockade, identifying and targeting factors that serve in the maintenance of the illness and, over time, developing an understanding of what led them down the path to an eating disorder so that they may move forward in recovery.