Eating Disorders Program
Helping people regain control
As one of the most intractable mental health illnesses, eating disorders require an intensive, structured, and supervised approach to care. Homewood Health Centre’s Eating Disorders Program (EDP) fulfills a unique niche in Canada: not only are we the largest in Canada (21 beds), but also we are the treatment centre for those people whose eating disorder is severe enough that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis, but not so severe that the patient requires medical management in a general hospital setting.
Dedicated to people 16 years and older with an eating disorder diagnosis, we take a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach to help patients increase their self-awareness, take responsibility for their recovery, and restore healthy attitudes and eating and exercise behaviour.
Additional treatment options now available
As of January 18, 2021, the Homewood Eating Disorders Program has made more treatment options available with the introduction of the Core Skills Stream, a 9-week programming stream that will run alongside the already operational Restoration Stream (16 weeks). The introduction of the Eating Disorders Core Skills Stream will offer a shorter treatment option with a focus on symptom interruption, normalization of eating and skills acquisition prior to transitioning into different levels of care (i.e. outpatient services). The treatment team will collaborate with the patient, their treatment provider and admitting in order to decide which stream will best fit the patient’s needs. Please contact intake services for more detailed information.
The EDP is for people of all genders who:
- Are age 16 years and older
- Meet current DSM criteria for an Eating Disorder
- Ready and willing to work in group format
- Willing and able to eat solid foods
- Are motivated to come into program and address their eating disorder
- Are willing to gain weight if recommended by team. Normal baseline lab investigations within 1 month prior to admission
EDP is able to accommodate a vegetarian diet.
The overall rating of quality of care, given by EDP patients who have received treatment
The percentage of patients who would recommend Homewood and the EDP to others
The percentage of patients who felt Homewood helped and treated their eating disorder challenges.
How to Get Help
To be admitted to the program, you require a referral from your doctor or other healthcare professional. We can help you with the patient referral and admissions process. Click below to learn more, or read on about additional Health Centre programs.
Addiction Medicine Program (AMP)
Specialty inpatient program focused on treating individuals struggling with substance use and concurrent disorders.
Integrated Mood and Anxiety Program (IMAP)
This program specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. This group-based program includes orientation and assessment periods followed by intensive treatment.
The Eating Disorders Friends & Family Weekend
Patients attending the Eating Disorders Program are able to invite their loved ones to attend our Friends and Family Weekend. This event occurs approximately every eight (8) weeks on a Friday (8:45am to 4pm) and Saturday (9am to 4pm).