New Intensive Outpatient Program For Eating Disorders Launches In Windsor-Essex

Sunday May 1st, 2022

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A new Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders is launching in Windsor. The program is in partnership with the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association, the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Teen Health site and Windsor Regional Hospital.

“This is a very important and exciting development for our region that will ensure quality and timely service for individuals in our re-gion,” said Jonathan Foster, Vice President, Emergency Services and Mental Health at WRH. “We look forward to continuing to work with our partners at BANA and weCHC in this collaborative program for years to come.”

Facilitated by a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team, the program will offer a variety of group and individual sessions, along with super-vised meal support. This program is designed to assist individuals that meet the criteria, which are aged 16 years and older with serious eating disorders. One of the unique aspects of this innovative program is that it addresses the long-standing gaps in services that have inhibited access for transitional-aged youth.

Targeted towards individuals who have not successfully responded to less intensive programs or for patients ‘stepping down’ from more intensive treatments, this service has been developed to address the needs of individuals across the Ontario West Region who require treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other specified feeding or eating disorders.

The WE-EDIOP will operate four days/a week. The primary goals include normalizing eating, eliminating eating disorder behaviours, identifying influences that maintain one’s eating disorder, and developing awareness and strategies to maintain recovery.

Interested individuals can access program information through a regional intake phone number, toll-free at 1-855-969-5530 or online.

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