Inpatient Program

Koru w/o white backgroundThe inpatient facility involves 24-hour in-hospital care on the 5th floor of the North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital at UNC. This facility includes 10 beds that are dedicated solely to the treatment of eating disorders. The inpatient program is a structured and supportive environment tailored to help patients through the challenging stages of re-nutrition. All patients participate in the structured group program and also receive individualized treatment. All meals and snacks are supervised by experienced members of our treatment team. Post-meal observation periods are designed to be anxiety-reducing.

Components of the inpatient treatment include:

  • Daily consultation with a psychiatrist
  • Medical monitoring
  • Group cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT)
  • Group dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Individual nutritional counseling and meal planning
  • Instruction in balanced nutrition
  • Family therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Relaxation training and gentle stretching
  • Accredited in-house school
  • Community meetings
  • Spirituality groups
  • Media awareness groups
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