Eating Disorders Program

Sault Area Hospital is part of the Regional Eating Disorders Program (REDP) which is a community-based outpatient assessment and treatment program. Services are offered to children, adolescents and adults (along with their families) suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder and mixed syndromes.

Our Services

For Algoma residents, our team will work with you to provide a wide range of services which will include:   

  • Medical Monitoring for eating disorders
  • Nutritional Counselling for eating disorders
  • Family Based Treatment or Individual/Group Therapy
  • Education related to eating disorders
  • Referral to other mental health program, if indicated
  • For residents residing in the Northeast region, the REDP provides consultation services to health care providers.

Who is eligible for the program?

The Sault Area Hospital provides care to clients:

    • Between the ages of 12 – 25 (paediatrics and transitioning youth)
    • With a primary diagnosis of an Eating Disorder
    • Who are medically stable enough to participate in community-based treatment

How do I get referred to the program?

  • The Eating Disorders Program referral form must be completed by a medical care provider (physician or nurse practitioner).
  • Referral forms are to be faxed to (705) 256-3469

What to Expect

  • Your referral will be triaged in our system and reviewed by the Eating Disorders Program team.
  • If you are eligible for the program:
    • You will receive a comprehensive assessment from our multi-disciplinary team to determine your goals and the best course of treatment.
    • You will participate in regular therapy sessions on an ongoing basis to monitor and achieve your goals.
  • If you are ineligible for the program, please refer to the resources below

Our Team Members

Our team consists of:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychotherapists
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Clinic Assistants
  • Clinical Manager

Regional Eating Disorders Program (REDP)

The REDP provides assessment and treatment services to individuals and families throughout Northeastern Ontario in partnership with the Sault Area Hospital, Health Sciences North (HSN), North Bay Regional Health Centre, and Timmins & District Hospital. 

Additional information for the REDP, led by HSN in Sudbury, is available here.

Resources for Patients and Caregivers


Global community that offers support and education to families of loved ones with eating disorders—includes online support forum.

Kelty Eating Disorders

Information about eating disorders themselves, treatment, and recovery. Excellent video on meal support for parents.

Mental Health Foundations

Information about how parents can support a loved one with an eating disorder, including videos about emotion coaching.

Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)

Academy of Eating Disorders provides information and medical guidelines and handouts.

National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED)

Information for parents about eating disorders and other resources including a Safety Crisis Readiness Tool.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Provides information to families and individual with eating disorders, includes helpline, education, and information.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

Provides information, referrals, and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders.


Educational videos on eating disorders and how to support your loved one.

Feed Your Instinct

Multiple resources for parents in a toolkit to support eating disorder recovery.

Resources for Providers