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.
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?
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:
- A Nurse Practitioner
- A Registered Social Worker
- A Registered Dietitian
- Clinic Assistants
- A 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.