Inpatient Treatment for Individualized and Intensive Care

The clinicians at Lindner Center of HOPE understand that eating disorders are a form of mental illness. That’s why patients with eating disorders live and receive therapy side-by-side with patients facing other mental illnesses. Treatment is provided in a positive, open care environment with 24-hour support every day.

Effective, inpatient treatment includes psychiatric/medication management, medical management and consultation, re-feeding under strict medical and nutritional control, nutrition planning and support, companion meals, individual psychotherapy, and family therapy. The treatment team works with each patient to address specific symptoms, and more importantly, resolve deeper issues enabling ongoing recovery and improved mental and physical wellness. Patients confront personal challenges to break the cycle of disordered eating.

Through a unique collaboration, Cincinnati Children’s at Lindner Center of HOPE, staffed by the Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Treatment Team, provides care to adolescents suffering with eating disorders. We offer a center of excellence, in a serene, therapeutic environment for the care and treatment of adolescents. To read more about Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s mental health programs, click here.

Who Benefits from Eating Disorder Treatment

  • Female and male adults or adolescents (12 and older) who are struggling with eating disorders
  • Patients who have not progressed in recovery with other treatment programs or whose eating disorder has led to dangerous medical consequences

What’s Provided

  • Individualized inpatient treatment begins with complete medical, psychiatric, nutritional and psychosocial assessments.
  • Early treatment provides high levels of supervision and support with a focus on meeting immediate medical and nutritional goals.
  • Specialized meal support allows patients to observe and practice healthy eating choices, emotional patterns, and food selections. For example, patients have a “companion” clinician sitting across the table from them during a meal.
  • Medical interventions include re-feeding under strict medical and nutritional control.
  • Daily nutrition planning and support.
  • Individual psychotherapy two to three times per week that may include:
    • Symptom Management
    • Body Image and Self-Esteem
    • Motivation for Change
    • DBT and CBT skills
    • Work on interpersonal difficulties
    • Emotion Regulation
    • Bibliotherapy
  • General group therapy two to three times daily
  • Eating Disorder Specific Group Therapy one to two times daily
  • Most patients stay an average of 3 to 4 weeks. Adult patients (18 years and older) may choose to continue private-pay Residential Care at Sibcy House.
  • Family therapy supports the patient during the treatment process and when he or she returns home.
  • Establishment of continuity of eating disorders care in the community.

Payment Options

Lindner Center of HOPE accepts payment from major insurance carriers for hospitalization according to the terms of individual benefit plans.

At Lindner Center of HOPE, we understand that dealing with the financial implications of mental illness can be difficult. That’s why we are here to help. Together we can work through your financial obligations, insurance questions and payment options. Financial counselors are available to discuss payment arrangements.

Regarding financial obligations for services provided by Cincinnati Children’s at Lindner Center of HOPE, most major insurance programs cover treatment services offered at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We are an Ohio Medicaid provider, with limited availability for non-Ohio Medicaid.

Financial service representatives at Cincinnati Children’s are available to answer questions and assist families in obtaining insurance authorization or applying for financial aid programs.

For questions in regards to financial services, please call: 513-636-4427 and press option 9.

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