Binge Eating Disorder Program Admission InformationA sudden crisis or a desperate breaking point are often when clients or their loved ones begin seeking admission for a binge eating problem. Castlewood understands this, and our professional intake specialists are here to make the admission process as smooth and painless as possible for prospective clients. If you are seeking help for binge eating, don’t hesitate to contact us for information and assistance. You may not know what questions to ask, but because we have extensive experience in navigating the admissions process for individuals with binge eating disorders, as well as co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression, we are able to provide the solid answers that you need.
Questions for Clients with Binge Eating Disorder to Ask When Considering Admission to Any Eating Disorder Treatment CenterClients or families seeking help for binge eating disorder (BED) should ask several specific questions to facilities they are considering being admitted to:
- How many years have the therapists been working in the field of binge eating disorder?
- Are clients with binge eating disorder forced to fit the treatment program, or does each client receive an individualized treatment plan for their specific eating disorder and co-occurring issues?
- Are both individual and group therapy integrated into treatment for binge eating disorder?
- Is a continuum of care offered, so that clients are guided from professional care into a fully autonomous state of recovery from BED?
- Are skills practice sessions in real-life settings part of the treatment for binge eating disorder?
- Do families receive only group sessions, or is family therapy offered on an individualized basis? Is a Family Week program integrated into the treatment process for BED?
- Are co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety and depression, treated simultaneously with the binge eating problem?
- Are treatment options for binge eating disorder evidence-based?
- What other adjunctive treatments are offered, beyond behavioral therapy for BED? Are expressive and creative therapies included?
- Does the treatment facility specialize in eating disorders, or are other types of clients cared for in the same program?
- How long has the facility kept staff members? Is there a high turnover among the treatment staff?
- Is the facility environment homelike or more like a clinic?
- Do clients have a primary therapist and dietitian?
Steps for Admission at Castlewood for Clients with Binge Eating DisorderReferrals for the treatment of BED can be made by either professional or an individual. Castlewood accepts many clients who self-refer, and who are desperately seeking treatment for BED for themselves or a loved one. A referral can be a simple phone call or e-mail. Our intake specialists will take it from there! Each step of the admission and treatment process will be clearly explained. The admission process for someone with BED involves three basic features:
- A clinical intake assessment (This can be over the phone or face to face and helps our team determine which level of care a potential client might need.)
- Review of insurance benefits and resources
- Pre-admission medical clearance
Alternate treatment options are recommended to clients with BED for several reasons, including:
- Some clients require a medical inpatient stay before being admitted into treatment at Castlewood, in order to stabilize any medical issues, such as diabetes or hypertension
- While Castlewood provides intensive outpatient programs, outpatient services may be more appropriate for clients with a strong home support and eating disorder team, and with a short duration and severity of the BED symptoms.
- Insurance coverage and private resources may not always make Castlewood a viable option for a particular individual’s binge eating disorder treatment. This is a rare case, in that we work diligently with clients and families to find the coverage and resources that they need to receive Castlewood’s expert binge eating disorder care. If finances do not allow a client with BED to be admitted to one of our facilities, our intake staff will help clients find safe and trustworthy alternatives.