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Eating Disorders Program

Effective treatment for clients who have eating disorders involves a multidisciplinary approach where professionals from many health-related disciplines meet regularly with these clients. A treatment team typically includes a medical doctor, psychiatrist, nutritionist and counselor who coordinate your care, though consent is required for communication in the outpatient setting.

CAPS services may include:

  • Individual and group psychotherapy

  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management

Redfern Health Center offers eating disorder specific medical care as well as the availability to have blind weights and vital sign checks done periodically. Referrals are provided for nutritionists/dietitians in the community with training and knowledge of eating disorders. Outpatient treatment can be quite effective, but in some cases inpatient services may be required to ensure your health and safety and to recover optimally. Recommendations are made on a case-by-case basis, and the need for a higher level of care is assessed throughout treatment. Your CAPS counselor and/or Redfern Health Center physician can consult with other professionals and your family members only with your written permission, as mandated by law. Should the recommendation you pursue inpatient treatment be made, we will be glad to assist you by providing appropriate inpatient treatment referrals.