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

Call 1-877-475-MOTT and ask to be connected with the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program. 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, and 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 multidisciplinary visit which includes psychiatric and medical assessments. This appointment is for both the patient and his/her parent(s) or support person(s). 

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.  This will include requests for growth records for your child beginning at age 4 years old.

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. If treatment with our program is indicated, 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 scheduled for an intake appointment, our program staff will ask you to provide insurance information prior to your visit to help us facilitate this process for you. 

Take the Next Step

To schedule an evaluation or learn more about the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, call 877-475-MOTT (877-475-6688) and ask to be directed to the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program.