Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program at Lindner Center of HOPE

Weight restoration, nutritional support, coping skills instruction and disease management assistance are features of this Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program for adults.

For those who suffer with eating disorders, food and mealtimes become a source of fear, panic, anxiety and pain. Managing this illness often requires an intermediate level of care between acute inpatient care and outpatient care; this level of care is available at Lindner Center of HOPE for adults age 18 and older.

The Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program at Lindner Center of HOPE (EDO PHP) is a treatment program designed to provide intensive treatment for eating disordered patients who do not meet criteria for inpatient hospitalization but who are not stable enough to be treated in the traditional outpatient setting.  The goal of EDO PHP is weight restoration, nutritional support and planning, instruction of cognitive coping skills, and to assist patients in the management of their disease and symptoms to the point that traditional outpatient services will be effective. EDO PHP is often used as step-down treatment from inpatient hospitalization with the intent of transitioning the patient back into their home environment and healthy routines.  As such, EDO PHP is a cost effective option for patients who meet admission criteria for this program.

EDO PHP operates Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the campus of the Lindner Center of HOPE at 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, 45040. Duration of the program is based on individual progress towards established goals; however the average length of stay for the EDO PHP is three weeks. The program features:

  • Dedicated treatment team
  • Attended and supported breakfast, lunch and dinner, and some supervised snacks (food included)
  • Monitored physical status, including weight and vital signs
  • Check-In and Check-Out with goal setting and debriefing of skills attempted
  • General group programs which are DBT-based and with a primary focus on skill development (up to six each day)
  • Supportive individual psychotherapy two times per week
  • Nutritional and meal planning support
  • Medication Management/Medical Consultation
  • Specialized EDO group therapy (one to two times daily)
  • Weekly outings for exposure therapy, ie. restaurants, grocery store, clothing store
  • Family support and education
  • Establishment of continuity of Eating Disorder care in the community
  • Access to Eating Disorder Family Support Group Click here for flyer

The EDO PHP at Lindner Center of HOPE operates in conjunction with Mindful Transitions, Lindner Center of HOPE’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, available for adults who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues significant enough to affect daily functioning or quality of life. Patients may be suffering with diagnoses, including but not limited to:  mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adjustment disorders and thought disorders not requiring hospitalization.

Call now to speak with an intake specialist:  (513) 536-4673.

Who will benefit from EDO Partial Hospitalization?

The Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program at Lindner Center of HOPE (EDO PHP) is a treatment program designed to provide intensive treatment for eating disordered patients who do not meet criteria for inpatient hospitalization but who are not stable enough to be treated in the traditional outpatient setting.  The goal of EDO PHP is weight restoration, nutritional support and planning, instruction of cognitive coping skills, and to assist patients in the management of their disease and symptoms to the point that traditional outpatient services will be effective. EDO PHP is often used as step-down treatment from inpatient hospitalization with the intent of transitioning the patient back into their home environment and healthy routines.

Patient criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Eating disorder diagnosis classified in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)
  • Currently experiencing at least one of the following:
    • Ideal body weight <85%;
    • Intense fear of gaining weight;
    • Distorted body image;
    • Binge eating episodes; or
    • Compensatory behaviors.
      • Purging
      • Fasting
      • Excessive exercising

Referral from licensed independent practitioner

Admission on a voluntary basis with the ability to participate in the therapeutic process

Reasonable expectation that presenting symptoms can be reduced or controlled

Patient must have an established outpatient provider who can provide services upon discharge from the PHP program, and while the patient is enrolled in PHP, as needed.

  • During check in, badges will be issued to the enrollee and must be turned in when leaving the facility.
  • Admission process includes:
    • Referral from licensed independent practitioner received by intake specialists including basic patient information and reason for referral
    • Review and acceptance by EDO PHP treatment team
    • Nursing assessment (completed on day one of the program; takes approximately one hour)
    • Social work assessment (completed day one of the program)
    • Physician assessment (completed day one of the program)
    • Development of initial individualized treatment plan
  • Financial obligations: Many insurance plans have specific partial hospital benefits. Lindner Center of HOPE will work with each patient to determine coverage prior to enrollment in the program.

Call now to speak with an intake specialist:  (513) 536-4673.

EDO Partial Hospitalization Program Facts

  • The Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program at Lindner Center of HOPE (EDO PHP) operates Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the campus of the Lindner Center of HOPE at 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, 45040.
  •  Patients attend EDO PHP five days per week.
  • Average duration of the program is four weeks, but duration of the program is based on individual progress toward established goals.

Patient criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Eating disorder diagnosis classified in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)
  • Currently experiencing at least one of the following:
    • Ideal body weight <85%;
    • Intense fear of gaining weight;
    • Distorted body image;
    • Binge eating episodes; or
    • Compensatory behaviors.
  • Purging
  • Fasting
  • Excessive exercising
  • Referral from licensed independent practitioner
  • Admission on a voluntary basis with the ability to participate in the therapeutic process
  • Reasonable expectation that presenting symptoms can be reduced or controlled

Patient must have an established outpatient provider who can provide services upon discharge from the PHP program, and while the patient is enrolled in PHP, as needed.

Admission Process

During check in, badges will be issued to the enrollee and must be turned in when leaving the facility.

Admission process includes:

  • Patients are asked to arrive at 7 a.m. on day one for admission.
  • Referral from licensed independent practitioner received by intake specialists including basic patient information and reason for referral
  • Review and acceptance by EDO PHP treatment team
  • Nursing assessment (completed on day one of the program; takes approximately one hour)
  • Social work assessment (completed day one of the program)
  • Physician assessment (completed day one of the program)
  • Development of initial individualized treatment plan

Financial Obligations

Many insurance plans have specific partial hospital benefits. Lindner Center of HOPE will work with each patient to determine coverage prior to enrollment in the program.

Call now to speak with an intake specialist:  (513) 536-4673.

What are the financial obligations associated with EDO PHP?

Many insurance plans have specific partial hospital benefits. Lindner Center of HOPE will work with each patient to determine coverage prior to enrollment in the program.

Call now to speak with an intake specialist:  (513) 536-4673.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can patients drive to EDO PHP? Does the program offer transportation?

Any patient who can safely drive and is permitted to do so may drive to and from the program.  All others must arrange transportation as Lindner Center of HOPE does not offer transportation for this program.

Will my insurance cover EDO PHP?

Many insurance plans cover partial hospitalization.  Lindner Center of HOPE staff will work with each individual patient to determine coverage prior to enrollment in the program.

How do I contact the PHP team for referral and possible admission?

Call 513-536-4673 to learn more about the program or make a patient referral.

Is Medicaid coverage accepted?

Currently the Lindner Center of HOPE does participate in the Medicaid program.

Will the patient need money for meals or incidental items?

No money is needed during the EDO PHP day for enrolled patients.

How are medications managed during the day?

Medications should be taken prior to program attendance each day as prescribed.  Medications that cannot be taken prior to arrival will be secured by patients in patient lockers. Medications will not be routinely administered by program staff.  The need for emergency medications for crisis intervention will likely result in inpatient admission.

Does the program offer a waiting list?

Waiting lists are not kept.  If the program is full when a patient qualifies for admission, a screening assessment will be completed, the request for EDO PHP admission recorded and appropriate recommendations for treatment provided to the patient.

Are there any patient exclusionary criteria?

Patients will not be admitted to the program if any of the following apply:

  • Meets criteria for inpatient hospitalization
  • Significant active or invasive medical treatment needs not usually managed by the patient himself/herself
  • Criminal court order for treatment
  • History of sexual perpetration or a registered sexual offender