Becoming a Patient in the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program

Michigan Medicine’s Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program takes a family-based (Maudsley) approach to treatment, in which parents play an integral role in helping their child recover.

Our team has designed a comprehensive evaluation process in order to determine the most effective, individualized treatment for our patients.

Step One – Contact the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at 1-877-475-MOTT

One of our intake coordinators will gather information about you or your child’s eating disorder behaviors and symptoms.  This information will be reviewed with our medical and mental health team. Based on the information you provide, we will schedule an evaluation appointment with the most appropriate providers.  

Step Two – Evaluation

You will be contacted after review of the phone interview and scheduled for an evaluation appointment with the most appropriate providers.  Typically, this will be a half-day multidisciplinary visit which includes psychiatric and medical assessments. This appointment is for both the patient and his/her parent(s) or support person. 

Step Three – Preparing for your Evaluation

If you are scheduled for an evaluation appointment, our intake coordinators will provide you with several forms to complete. Please complete the forms you are provided and return them in advance of your appointment.  If the patient has been treated in a system that utilizes the same electronic health record system as Michigan Medicine, you may be asked permission to access records via this system.

Completing and returning your information at least a week before your visit enables us to use your visit time more effectively.

Occasionally, young people are reluctant to attend an appointment. If you have concerns about how to support your child in attending their appointment, please ask us for suggestions in advance.

If you will be unable to attend your scheduled appointment, we request and appreciate a notice of at least 3 business days so that we may offer the appointment to another family.

Step Four – Treatment Recommendations

Following the intake, our treatment team will work together to determine what type of treatment and level of care will be most appropriate for you or your child. Eligible patients will be offered a place in our partial hospitalization program or outpatient program and we will work with you and your insurance company to secure the appropriate authorizations to begin treatment.

If it is determined that our treatment programs will not be the best type of treatment for you or your child, we will work to connect you with appropriate resources. 

Insurance & Coverage Coordination

Our program has partnered with some of the largest insurance companies and third party payers to develop eligibility and admission guidelines for our program. If you are insured by one of these partners and are accepted for admission to our program, this helps to streamline the admissions process and increase the likelihood of maximal insurance coverage for your care. 

If you are scheduled for an intake appointment, our program staff may ask you to provide insurance information prior to your visit to help us facilitate this process for you. 

Take the Next Step

Schedule an evaluation or learn more about the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, call 877-475-MOTT (877-475-6688).