Eating Disorder Services: What to Expect

When an eating disorder affects a child, it affects the whole family. At Children’s, we emphasize a family model of care. Specializing in treatment of children and adolescents, we provide care for the spectrum of eating disorders and eating-related illnesses.

It is helpful to be seen by your primary care physician prior to calling the center. During your visit with your primary care physician, an evaluation of your child’s overall physical health will be determined by obtaining lab tests and an electrocardiogram (EKG).

For more information about our program’s services, please call the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders intake line at 214-456-8899.


Our intake coordinator will assist you with any questions you may have regarding coverage of these mental health services. To reach our intake coordinator, please call 214-456-8899.

During the assessment

The appropriate level of care for each patient is determined by the amount of support necessary and may include inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs.

Treatment modalities include:

  • Family therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Art, music, and pet therapy
  • Spirituality groups
  • Family support groups
  • Multi-family groups
  • Relaxation/Leisure groups
  • Individualized school services


Our educational programs allow children to continue school while in treatment. The focus on education helps patients successfully return to their previous academic settings after treatment.