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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Wait times may vary. For clients coming into intensive programing, wait times are typically a few weeks. Clients seeking outpatient care may face longer wait times depending on clinician availability.

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 24 sessions. The “IOP” meets 4 days a week from 4-7 pm. 

Do you have support for my families and friends?

We believe family and friend involvement is essential to the successful outcome of treatment. Our providers are delighted to include your support in the session. We also offer therapy for family members, couples, and whole families.

What healthcare professionals will make up my treatment team?

Your treatment team will include care from licensed and highly trained nurse practitioners, licensed psychotherapists, licensed and registered dieticians, 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 7 pm. daily. While we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your schedule, we cannot guarantee availability at your preferred time.

CEDM provides psychiatric emergency services for clients experiencing crises after hours. The on-call clinician is available for safety action planning and to facilitate referral to local emergency rooms as needed.

What is your appointment cancellation policy?

We ask that you notify the front office staff 24 hours in advance 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 nutritionists 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.

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