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According to the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), eating disorders rank as the third most common chronic illness in adolescent girls. The Cincinnati Children’s Eating Disorders Program serves adolescents, both male and female, struggling with unhealthy eating behaviors, including:
An interdisciplinary team has been developed within Cincinnati Children's to provide an appropriate treatment for each patient’s situation. Our Eating Disorders Program continuum of care includes outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient treatment options. The level of treatment intensity is guided by the nature and severity of your child’s needs and also allows for step-down treatment support through the healing journey.
Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are frequently seen among adolescents (male and female). Symptoms that represent an eating disorder or subsyndromal eating disturbance include:
Our Division of Adolescent Medicine provides outpatient treatment to children and adolescents up to 21 years of age.
A comprehensive outpatient treatment team evaluates the patient, identifies his or her specific needs, develops a treatment plan and coordinates care. We work to help identify necessary disciplines and involve other providers in the care process. Our full-service interdisciplinary treatment team includes:
The partial hospitalization program is a comprehensive outpatient treatment option for adolescents ages 12 to 18 who are actively attending high school. Partial hospitalization can assist adolescents in transitioning from an inpatient stay to a daily routine within their home environment and can also be considered as a treatment alternative to inpatient hospitalization.
Collaboration with the physicians, therapists and school personnel is a priority.
The program provides two hours of classroom time each day with a certified, hospital-employed teacher. Our teacher will work with your child's school to coordinate assignments and other concerns regarding school. Parents will be asked to sign a release of information to allow coordination with patients school.
Your treatment team is made up of the following:
Our symptom specific inpatient treatment program offers 24-hour specialized psychiatric and nutritional care for adolescents between the ages of 12 to 18 who are actively attending high school. The treatment team works with each patient to address specific symptoms, and more important, to resolve deeper issues enabling recovery and improved mental and physical wellness.
Our eating disorders treatment team includes:
Because eating disorders are a form of mental illness, patients admitted to the inpatient unit live and receive therapy side by side with patients facing other mental illnesses.
Psychiatric consultations for adolescents are available to inpatient and partial hospitalization patients through the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in collaboration with the Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Treatment Team.
Most major insurance programs cover treatment services offered at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We are an Ohio Medicaid provider, with limited availability for non-Ohio Medicaid.
Financial service representatives at Cincinnati Children’s are available to answer questions and assist families in obtaining insurance authorization or applying for financial aid programs. For questions about financial services, call 513-636-4427, option 9.
For outpatient referrals or questions about the Cincinnati Children’s Eating Disorders Program, contact:
Anita WilsonPhone: 513-636-9657Email: email@example.comNormal business hours, Monday through Friday
For immediate or acute care, contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), open 24 hours, seven days a week:
PIRCPhone: 513-636-4124Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cincinnati Children’s adolescent medicine and psychiatry teams offer outpatient treatment services for eating disorders at:
The Cincinnati Children’s Eating Disorders Program offers partial hospitalization and inpatient care at Lindner Center of HOPE, 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, OH 45040.
The Cincinnati Children's Eating Disorders Program is a collaboration between the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Learn more about Adolescent Medicine.
We offer partial hospitalization and inpatient care at Lindner Center of HOPE.
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