Licensing & Accreditation

Our Approach to Excellence in Behavioral Health Treatment

Based in Denver, CO, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is licensed as a behavioral hospital specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the governmental agency that regulates hospitals in the state of Colorado.

Pursuant to hospital licensure requirements, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center operate under the guidance of a Board of Directors, in conjunction with an organized medical staff, with registered nurses onsite on a continuous basis. All treatment is provided under the supervision of a licensed physician credentialed by the medical staff to practice in their area of medical training and specialization.

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center were meticulously planned and built to be fully compliant with the most current life-safety code standards. Program design and treatment practices are evidence-based, incorporating the collective wisdom of highly skilled and experienced treatment professionals.


Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center are accredited through the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission’s mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

We welcome feedback from patients, visitors and the community regarding ways to improve safety and quality of care at our centers. You may send suggestions and concerns to us at [email protected] to reach the Safety Officer. Your concern will be directly sent to the relevant member of Eating Recovery Center’s management team.

As a center accredited by the Joint Commission, individuals with safety or quality of care concerns regarding a patient’s treatment at ERC and Pathlight have the right to contact the Joint Commission directly to make a complaint. Detailed instructions outlining how to contact the Joint Commission regarding a complaint can be found here.

Notice of Privacy Practices – Revised November 16, 2023

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information. This notice describes how health information (medical, psychological, drug and alcohol) may be used and disclosed by Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, and outlines how individuals can access this information. Please review this notice carefully. For questions, please contact us directly:

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