Our Program

Psychiatric & Medical Care

our approach

Eating disorders are known to be complex mental health disorders requiring a well-trained and sophisticated multidisciplinary team approach.

The medical/psychiatric support program is facilitated by a team of compassionate professionals to address medical and psychiatric issues to achieve stabilization. For the well-being of each patient, the medical team provides 24 hours of daily support. Registered Nurses are on-site to provide at-the-moment care. Psychiatrists are available onsite during their scheduled hours and there is an on-call doctor 24 hours a day. The team members are knowledgeable about the standards of care for eating disorders and they each have experience in a plethora of medical and psychiatric conditions. Beginning upon arrival, a patient’s present condition and medical history are obtained. The medical team continues an ongoing evaluation process until the day of discharge. The medical team is well known for providing encouragement and comfort when they are needed most.

Psychiatric Evaluation

Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation with our interdisciplinary team

Medication Management

Medication management, targeting the eating disorder and co-occurring disorders

Individualized Psychiatry Visits

Individual visits with on-staff psychiatrist, at least weekly

Consistent Family Involvement

Family meetings with psychiatrist, as indicated

Continuous Medical Care

Twenty-four-hour care from our nursing team, and normalization of general medical status

Medical Monitoring

Medical monitoring, including management throughout the nutritional rehabilitation process

Full Collaboration

Frequent communication and collaboration with outpatient psychiatrist and medical providers

Self-Care Education

Weekly nursing education group and guidance in developing and sustaining a healthy lifestyle

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Healing is our priority.

Committed to and passionate

The staff at Hidden River is knowledgeable, available, responsive, caring and compassionate, to both the patients and their families. Our daughter’s therapist was exceptional, achieving a level of understanding and compassion with our daughter that no other therapist has achieved. She also took the time to teach us how to best support our daughter, and helped us understand how and why taking a less active role could be most effective. She taught us this difficult lesson with unmatched compassion and understanding of how difficult parenting can be. The nursing staff is very knowledgeable and available 24 hours per day. The nurses did an excellent job explaining things to me from both a medical and mental health perspective. They were compassionate to both my daughter and to me. From my first phone call to Hidden River to my daughter’s last day there, it was evident that Hidden River was committed to and passionate about helping patients recover from eating disorders. We feel very blessed that Hidden River played a critical role in our daughter’s recovery.

Truly changed my life

Hidden River truly changed my life. I was seen as more than just an eating disorder. I was a person whose overall health and wellness was sincerely cared about. They saw me as someone that I couldn’t even see myself as, and they helped me gain my life back. I’m now living in a way that I didn’t even know was possible. No one wants to be in treatment, but I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I can’t say enough good things about Hidden River.

Only the best things to say

I do want you to know that I have only the best things to say about Hidden River. You are one of the only programs that I know that was stronger than my eating disorder, and I was super impressed that you never gave into my eating disorder even when I was being super bratty.

Progressive and cutting edge

The therapeutic process at Hidden River is progressive and cutting edge. It’s a family therapy model and that part is hard. You have to be willing to look at yourself, your family system and what role you’ve played in your daughter’s mental health. But, I can’t imagine true recovery without that level of digging. The primary therapists are amazing. The Registered Dieticians are so knowledgeable. We are deeply grateful to her team. They all chose a very difficult line of work. For our family, they offered a lifeline when we needed it most.