Frequently Asked Questions
Hidden River’s team believes patients’ family members and support systems are a key part of the treatment process. We encourage our patients to involve their families, and encourage family members to participate in their loved ones’ treatment.
Each patient at Hidden River will work with a variety of treatment team members who work collaboratively to provide individualized treatment. Patients will be assigned a Primary Therapist upon admission.
If an issue arises, patients are encouraged to bring their concerns to a member of the treatment team. Conflicts that arise in treatment can offer an opportunity to practice interpersonal skills and work through problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Here at Hidden River we will be able to accommodate vegetarian diets for those who were vegetarian prior to the onset of the eating disorder. We will not be accommodating vegan diets.
Upon receiving proper documentation, we will tailor the meal plan in accordance with the patient’s allergies and/or gluten intolerances.
We are providing Kosher meal options for those who follow a Kosher diet. There will be separate dishes and utensils for the Kosher meals as well.
A patient’s length of time in treatment is determined based on individualized treatment goals and varies from patient to patient. A standard length of stay is around six weeks, but stay may be shorter or longer depending on clinical needs.
There are designated times within the patient schedule when personal electronic and media usage are permitted (e.g., cell phones, tablets, laptops). As patients advance to higher levels they can earn more electronics/media time either on personal devices or Hidden River desktop computers.
Patients admitted to Hidden River may already have established providers in an outpatient or other setting. Hidden River treatment team members will contact and coordinate care with previous treatment providers throughout the entire length of stay. If outside provider(s) are contacted, written parental consent (for patients under 18 years of age) or individual written consent (for patients 18 years of age or older) will be required.
Starting upon admission, the treatment team, patient, and involved family members will discuss aftercare recommendations that provide appropriate support to promote continued progress toward recovery after discharge. Depending on individual needs, patients may be discharged to various levels of care, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, traditional outpatient, or inpatient. The patient’s psychiatrist, primary therapist and dietitian will assist in the discharge planning process and will help to identify the appropriate level of care. Patients with an established outpatient treatment team, or who came to Hidden River from a partial hospitalization program, are typically referred back to those providers or that program. The team will communicate with outside providers to ensure a smooth transition for patients discharging from Hidden River.
Visits from siblings and friends are permitted during designated visiting hours, unless the treatment team discussed a concern about the clinical appropriateness of a visitor. Visitors must be at least 5 years old, and visitors ages 5 through 15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Personal pets are not permitted at Hidden River (but we offer Pet Therapy once per week!).