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Women’s Services offers treatment for adolescent and adult women struggling
with eating disorders in a safe and nurturing community. Treatment is
comprehensive and individualized with three levels of care — inpatient,
partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.
The Eating Disorders Program provides treatment for adolescent and adult
women with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorders. We
integrate a variety of clinical and didactic approaches to address eating
disorders in a comprehensive and individualized manner.
A registered dietitian develops an individualized food plan for each
patient and attends meals with patients. Food focus groups, held after each
meal, help patients stay connected with their feelings and manage any
The goal of treatment is to help patients
stabilize body weight, develop healthy eating patterns, identify and begin
to heal the emotional issues that trigger symptoms, and develop the coping
skills needed to prevent relapse.
Our inpatient program provides
24-hour nursing care, which may include tube feeding, psychiatric
stabilization, medical stabilization, medication management and/or
Our partial hospitalization program offers a full
treatment day of experiential and expressive therapies, as well as one
supervised meal daily. Those participating in the partial hospitalization
program may live at home or reside in the
Women’s Recovery Residence,
if they are aged 18 or older.
The monitored residence offers opportunity for further growth and community
support as patients continue in treatment.
The intensive outpatient
program offers flexible scheduling for patients in school or working, as
well as those stepping down from a more intensive level of care. Patients
may enter treatment at any level or transition through the levels, depending
upon individual need.
Our experienced treatment team promotes
self-responsibility, encouraging each woman to take an active role in her
Because family involvement is crucial to an individual’s
recovery, Ridgeview offers a variety of treatment and services for families
of Women’s Services patients.
These include regular family therapy, a weekly
multi-family education group, a
— Friends and Family of People with Eating Disorders (F.E.D.), and a variety
of excellent 12-step meetings, such as Eating
Disorders Anonymous, Al-Anon, Codependence Anonymous, and Emotions
24-hour nursing care provides a
variety of care including naso-gastric tube feeding, psychiatric
stabilization, medical stabilization, and detoxification in an
medication management, as needed
12-step recovery meetings and
support group meetings
The treatment team works closely with each patient to set realistic goals during treatment, to maintain communication with outpatient therapists, physicians, and school counselors, as needed, and to establish outpatient contacts and appointments prior to discharge. We also assist patients and their families in locating appropriate 12-step meetings, support groups, and other needed treatment or supportive services in their communities.
Patients who successfully complete treatment will be invited to continue in our Aftercare Program. Additionally, our active Women’s Alumni Association provides continuing support and fellowship for women following discharge.
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Partial Hospitalization & Recovery Residence
For more information on our Women's Services, admission,
or referral to a therapist or physician, call the Ridgeview Access Center,
(770) 434-4567 or 1 (800) 329-9775. Our Access Center staff are available
24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to calls.
Ridgeview offers free assessment and referral services. For more
information, call (770) 434-4567 or 1(800) 329-9775. Counseling staff
are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Most insurance plans cover all or part
of the cost of Ridgeview's treatment programs. Our Patient Accounts
staff will help with financial arrangements for any cost not covered by
Ridgeview offers free, open support groups related to eating disorders.
For a complete listing, follow this link to our
Support Group Page.