Eating Disorders Treatment

An eating disorder is a complex mental illness involving relentless unhealthy thoughts and behaviours towards food, weight and body shape. Community-based eating disorder services provide collaborative treatment approaches for youth, families and adults.

Services and Treatment Provided

  • Individual counselling and nutrition support

  • Group therapy

  • Family-based treatment

  • Liaison and referral to specialized eating disorders inpatient and residential treatment programs

  • Collaboration with primary care providers

 


South Island

Services for South Vancouver Island residents are provided by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. A referral is required from your primary care provider.

Please call 250-387-0000 for more information.

South Island Referral form

Cowichan Valley

Serving residents of Shawinigan Lake, Duncan, Chemainus, Lake Cowichan, North Cowichan, Mill Bay and Ladysmith. 

Adults:

Youth:

Child and youth services are provided through Child and Youth Mental Health team (CYMH). No referral is required to access CYMH Youth Eating Disorder Services.

Central Island 

Serving residents of Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Oceanside, Alberni Valley and the West Coast. Referrals are required from a primary care provider.

Adults:

Youth:

 

North Island

Serving residents of Comox Valley, Strathcona and North Island. Referrals are required from a primary care provider.

Adults:

Youth: 

 

General Information on Eating Disorders Treatment

Referral Required?
Required
How to get a Referral

Ask your primary care provider or nurse practitioner to fill out this referral form

Contact Us

Crystal Frost 

Regional Coordinator, Eating Disorders Program
250-519-6925

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