Finding the Right Level of Care for an Eating Disorder
In the treatment of eating disorders, people can receive care either in an outpatient setting where they are seen weekly, or in a more intensive setting where they are seen multiple times a week and are monitored more closely medically.
In completing this self-assessment, you will be given a recommendation for the level of care that may be appropriate for you at this time. You and your family doctor will have to make the final decision together.
Next Steps after completing the self-assessment:
1. Provide us with your feedback!
After completing the "Finding the Right Level of Care for an Eating Disorder: Self-Assessment", please provide your feedback by completing this quick form. Providing feedback is extremely helpful way to ensure we can continue to improve the survey and better meet YOUR needs.
2. Learn about stepped care & services available to you
There is no one 'right' kind of treatment that will meet the needs of everyone who struggles with an eating disorder/disordered eating. The stepped care model can be a great tool to help you think about what kind of support is available for your unique needs. After you complete the self-assessment explore this page to learn more stepped care and services at each level.
3. Access self-guided recovery resources
Whether you are waiting to start a higher-intensity treatment program or looking for low-barrier support to help you along the way; check out this page and access a variety of self-guided recovery resources developed in collaboration by St. Joseph's Eating Disorder clinic and Body Brave.
4. Share resources with your primary care provider
Your Primary Care Provider can be a great resource and support for you as you navigate the healthcare system. Unfortunately, not every healthcare provider has in-depth knowledge of eating disorders, so providing your healthcare provider with additional resources can help ensure you are able to get appropriate support. To access resources you can share with your primary care provider(s) check out (and share) some of the resources on this page.
ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE
The self-assessment is the result of a collaborative project, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, between St Joseph’s Hospital Eating Disorder Program (OHT West) and Body Brave, a community-based charitable organization providing treatment and support for people with eating disorders. Learn more about each organization and check out how to access their services below!
St. Joseph's Eating Disorder Clinic
The Eating Disorders Program offers comprehensive evaluation and proven treatments to help individuals with eating disorders that may include both psychological treatment and medications. Staff is available to consult with your family doctor, psychiatrist and other professionals who are involved in your care.
How to Access Services
Referrals to this program are processed by Connect, St. Joseph's centralized intake service for Mental Health and Addiction outpatient programs. Click here to access the Connect referral form.
Body Brave is a charity providing accessible eating disorder treatment and support, as well as advancing community training and education. Body Brave offers offer online, self-guided support programming, as well as group and individual treatment services.
How to Access Services
Body Brave services are open to people aged 17+, NO diagnosis or referral is required! Please note, support services are open to all Canadians nationwide but treatment services, such as groups and one-on-one counselling, are available to residents of Ontario, Canada.
To learn more about Body Brave treatment and support services, click here.
To request registration and access Body Brave services, click here.