An eating disorder assessment by our multi-disciplinary treatment team is required for admission into our treatment program and is recommended for anyone with an eating disorder in order to get a good professional picture of the seriousness and prognosis of the ED.
An assessment helps to determine the primary diagnosis (anorexia, bulimia, ED NOS, etc.) and any secondary diagnosis present.
The session takes a couple of hours and can be done over the phone when travel to our treatment center is not possible.
As a part of the process, eating disorder focused medical testing is ordered to be completed at the person’s local medical center. Test results are sent to us to be reviewed and evaluated by Selah’s Medical Director.
Many ED professionals report this is a helpful tool to clarify the need for a higher level of care and to support what they are doing in working with their clients in their own offices or clinics.
Conditions like anorexia and bulimia are complex conditions and can benefit from a determination of how much long-term impact the disorder has had: in the family system, emotionally and physically.
If inpatient care at Selah House is not recommended after an assessment is completed, appropriate referrals are made.