Admissions Process for Patients

In order to assess each patient’s medical, psychological and social history and determine the appropriate level of care, the Clinical Assessment team will conduct a comprehensive assessment prior to admission.

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What to expect during admissions

Eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders are serious mental illnesses that can take over your or your loved one’s life. If you have concerns for your or a family member’s health, or if a loved one has asked you to assist them in finding appropriate treatment, we are here to support you as you help your family member along the path to lasting recovery.

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Assessment Process

The Clinical Assessment team is comprised of highly trained clinicians—all Master’s-level clinicians—who are committed to helping evaluate you or your loved one’s illness and coordinate admission into Eating Recovery Center | Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center.

In order to assess each patient’s medical, psychological and social history and determine the appropriate level of care, the Clinical Assessment team will conduct a comprehensive assessment prior to admission. These assessments generally take about one hour and can be conducted in person or over the phone. Assessments will be conducted with patients and family members (if appropriate), and if you or your loved one has an outpatient treatment team, the Clinical Assessment team will collect relevant information from those professionals in advance of admission as well.

Should the patient or families elect to move forward with admission, this assessment data is used to support the treatment team in designing an individualized treatment plan. In some circumstances, Eating Recovery Center | Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center might not be the most appropriate treatment center to address the needs of you or your family member. In these instances, the Clinical Assessment team will help you find a treatment resource that meets your needs.

Also here to serve you as you explore a higher level of care are the dedicated members of Eating Recovery Center | Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Business Office. The Business Office serves as the liaison between you, your family and third-party payers to ensure insurance benefits are fully leveraged to make treatment financially accessible. Prior to admission, the Business Office team will make every effort to verify insurance benefits and educate patients and families about possible financial obligations associated with eating disorders treatment.

On the date of admission, a member of the Clinical Assessment department will walk patients and their families through the intake process, which includes relevant paperwork, a physical exam to capture vitals and weight, a tour the facility and introduction to the treatment team.

Admitting to a Treatment Center

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can take over your life, threaten your health and challenge your relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

It takes strength and courage to acknowledge the ways in which your eating disorder is negatively affecting your life, and ERC Pathlight is here to support you as you move along the path to lasting eating disorder recovery.

Entering treatment involves more than identifying an admissions date and meeting patients and their families at the door. It involves careful consideration of each patient’s personal story, as well as an exploration of financial resources to support treatment.

Oour admissions process—which we refer to as Clinical Assessment—is conducted by a team of Master’s-level clinicians and involves comprehensive assessment of each patient’s medical, psychological and social history and personal needs in order to determine the appropriate level of care and support the treatment team in designing an individualized treatment plan.

Our highly knowledgeable Clinical Assessment staff conducts a series of thorough assessments with both the patient and referring professional—and family members, when appropriate— prior to admission. If lab work is necessary, the team will coordinate the exam on behalf of the patient. In some circumstances, Eating Recovery Center might not be the most appropriate treatment center to address your unique needs. In these instances, the Clinical Assessment team will help you find a treatment resource that can help you achieve lasting eating disorder recovery. Learn more about the Clinical Assessment team here.

Also here to serve you as you explore a higher level of care are the dedicated members of Eating Recovery Center’s Business Office. The Business Office serves as the liaison between you and third-party payers to ensure insurance benefits are fully leveraged to make treatment financially accessible. Prior to admission, the Business Office team will make every effort to verify insurance benefits and educate patients and their families about possible financial obligations associated with eating disorders treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Eating Recovery Center, we understand the inherent anxiety involved with seeking eating disorders treatment—personally, logistically and financially. We are available around-the-clock to answer questions, address concerns and help patients and their families feel comfortable and confident in their decision to pursue treatment in our programs.

Jeana Cost, MS, LPC, NCC, Admissions Director