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If a child or teen is thought to be suffering from an eating disorder, patients can get a referral from a primary care provider for an evaluation by Children's Hospital Colorado’s Eating Disorders Program. The evaluation includes an adolescent medicine specialist and a therapist from the Eating Disorders Program team.
We have over 25 years of experience in helping kids with eating disorders. Our staff are all specialized in pediatric medical and psychiatric care and emphasize the role of the family in treatment and recovery. We serve kids and families from across the United States with our unique approach to parent-supported nutrition and recovery.
As part of the evaluation, in addition to evaluating the child medically and emotionally, we sit down with the child’s parents to gather observations and understand the family’s concern. The appointment lasts about 2 to 3 hours, and we provide recommendations and feedback to the family and patient following the evaluation.
The eating disorder evaluation includes:
Additional services include medical care, individual and family therapy, nutrition therapy and outpatient group therapy.