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LPCH Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program

Last Updated Monday, October 22, 2012 12:10:39 PM


The Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program provided by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) at El Camino Hospital is an eight-bed unit that uses a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of eating disorders in adolescent patients. A team of adolescent medicine specialists and child psychiatrists works together to ensure that all patients and their families receive the highest level of comprehensive care. Regular staff members also include teachers, recreational / occupational / physical therapists, nutritionists and psychiatrically and medically trained nurses to ensure that children can return to their normal lives as easily as possible.

Patients admitted to this service are medically compromised as a result of their illness. Admission is designed to treat medical disorders resulting from abnormal eating, disorders that may affect a patient's heart, bones, liver or kidney. It is also designed to prevent long-term and life threatening complications.

In addition, treatment includes evaluation of psychiatric conditions that often are coupled with eating disorders, such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Treatments include:

  • diagnostic evaluation (both medical and psychiatric)
  • medical management to prevent or detect complications
  • nutritional assessment and management
  • evaluation of growth
  • psychiatric medication evaluation and monitoring
  • individual therapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • interpersonal therapy
  • psychodynamic therapy
  • family therapy
  • coordination with school
  • innovative treatments
  • group and milieu treatment

The Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program provided by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) at El Camino Hospital is located at:

El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Road
New Main Hospital, 4C
Mountain View, CA 94040

Phone: 650-988-8381

This program is designed for adolescent patients only.