The Calgary Eating Disorder Program uses a multi-modal, interdisciplinary team approach to provide services across the continuum of care. We believe it is imperative to work collaboratively as a team and include the patient and family in this process. In this respect, we strive to have the patient and family in control of their own treatment and give choices and options, within the boundaries of responsible care. We utilize a bio-psycho-social approach to treatment including all necessary team members to meet the needs of the patient and family. Each patient will work with a multidisciplinary team that could include members of the program staff, other hospital staff and community resources as appropriate.
Service providers include: Dietitian, Dietary Technician, Evaluation Analyst, Family Counsellor, Occupational Therapist, Pediatrician, Physician, Psychiatrist, Registered Nurses.
We respect the vast difference between people and situations and work with each patient at their stage of change, responding to their evolving needs. We believe in continuous learning and striving to improve services through evaluation and research, as well as promoting ongoing learning and education around best practices in the field.
How to get more Information
Individuals who have questions regarding accessing services can speak with a Program Consultant at (403) 955-8700. The Program Consultant can provide consultation for individuals, families, educators and healthcare professionals on: eating disorder topics, available services, how to make a referral to the program, and general treatment recommendations.
Accessing the program
1) Physician referral required: Please fill out this Referral Form.
The doctor will also need to submit the following lab requisitions: for Female patients, and for male patients
2) Comprehensive assessment is scheduled consisting of a meeting with various members of the multi-disciplinary team. At the end of the assessment process, feedback and treatment recommendations are provided to the patient and their family.
The Eating Disorder Program is one program that is located at three different sites within the Calgary zone: Foothills Medical Centre (inpatient treatment services), Alberta Children’s Hospital (day treatment and some outpatient services), Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre (outpatient services). The program provides treatment services to patients of all ages. Please visit the links below for more details.
NEDIC”s website also has a page with information about Calgary’s program, which may be useful.