March 15, 2017

Center for Eating Disorders Expands Partial Hospital Program

The Center for Eating Disorders Care (CEDC) at University Medical Center of Princeton has enhanced its Adult Partial Hospital Program with additional therapeutic activities and separation from its inpatient program.

The Partial Hospital Program now has a separate treatment space with dining room, group room and lounge. This program will operate independently from the inpatient program. CEDC Partial Hospital patients also have additional experiential activities and the option of full day (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., including three meals) or shorter day (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., including two meals). Both schedules are available three to five days per week, depending on each patient’s needs. 

The CEDC is nationally known for its acute care services for those with severe eating disorders, aged eight and older, who benefit from intensive treatment and medical care available for co-existing conditions. The Partial Hospital Program is an option for patients following an inpatient or residential stay, or who are struggling in the community and need intensive daytime treatment.

The program enables patients to maintain the same treatment team throughout the recovery process for continuity of care if they have been inpatients at the Center for Eating Disorders Care. Experiential treatment opportunities include cooking groups, meals served family–style, take-out ordering, restaurant outings with staff, and grocery shopping excursions. The relapse prevention curriculum has also been expanded.

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