Who can go to CEDM and do they have to be a certain age?
Here at CEDM we treat males and females of all ages who may be diagnosed with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Exercise, OSFED, and ARFID, as well as those who may not fit a typical eating disorder diagnosis. We also treat those who are in the early stages of an eating disorder and therefore may not need an inpatient or residential treatment facility. In addition, we treat those who are recovering from an eating disorder who have relapsed or are at risk for relapse.
Why would I need to go to CEDM if I was just released from an inpatient or residential program?
Recovery from eating disorders is not usually successful without long-term care. At CEDM our outpatient programs are designed for those struggling with eating disorders who require a less structured recovery program than an inpatient or residential facility offers. These gradual “step down” programs allow clients to receive the necessary treatment while living at home.
How soon can I come to CEDM?
The waiting period can be a few days to a few weeks, depending on our patient population.
The first step in coming is to call CEDM at 603-472-2846 to make an appointment for a “new patient intake session.”
Do I need a referral from my Primary Care Physician?
If you have an HMO insurance plan you need a referral from your PCP.
Does CEDM accept insurance?
Yes, we accept most major insurance plans. For those patients who are out-of-network, some or all of the treatment costs may still be covered by your insurance. Prior to coming to CEDM our intake coordinators will resolve insurance issues and attempt to pre-certify treatment with your insurance company.
What is the first appointment like and how long will it last?
The first appointment or “intake” is typically 2-21/2 hours. During this time, a medical exam, patient’s history, and a comprehensive psychological and medical assessment is completed. Information from the intake is used to establish and determine an individual treatment plan.
What is the typical length of treatment?
Since all treatment plans are individualized, there is no typical length of treatment. Patients enrolled in the Intensive Outpatient Program participate for an average of 12-18 sessions. The “IOP” meets 3 days a week from 3-7 pm. Patients attending eating disorder recovery groups attend 12 sessions.
Do you have supports for my families and friends?
We believe family and friend involvement is essential to the successful outcome of treatment. CEDM offers a monthly friends and family support group. CEDM also provides couples and family therapy.
What healthcare professionals will make up my treatment team?
Your treatment team will include care from licensed and highly trained nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, licensed psychotherapists, a licensed and registered dietician and mental health workers.
Will I be able to make appointments after school or work?
At CEDM we understand that most of our patients are working and/or attending school. That is why we try our best to accommodate everyone’s needs. Our medical and mental health professionals work from 8 am to 8 p.m. daily. There is also a provider on call after business hours seven days a week.
What is your appointment cancellation policy?
We ask that you notify us by phone within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. If we are not notified, you will be billed a $75 cancellation fee.
How is CEDM different from other eating disorder treatment programs?
Patients receive all their treatment “under one roof.” The individual therapists, family therapists, medical providers and nutritionist meet together weekly with the rest of the professional staff to discuss cases and develop plans of care. There are a variety of outpatient recovery groups available to complement the individual treatment. A support group is provided for family and friends.
To learn more about how we can help you or your loved one recover from an eating disorder, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-472-2846.