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Eating Concerns

Students who come to UHS with concerns related to eating, exercise, and body image may be referred to an Eating Disorder Assessment or to specialized care outside of UHS.

Our approach

Our treatment team consists of mental health providers, psychiatrists, medical providers, and nutritionists. We follow best practices and recommend that students experiencing an eating disorder are seen weekly or biweekly for individual counseling or participate in a more intensive level of care as indicated. Students who need specialized eating disorder counseling may be referred to a provider outside of UHS for the appropriate level of care. A UHS Care Manager will support students in finding the services they need.

The Eating Disorder Assessment Appointment Series is three appointments to explore your relationship with food, exercise, and body; identify a potential diagnosis; develop treatment recommendations; and connect you with resources. 

Eating Disorder Assessment Appointment Series

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Appointment 1: Assessment Intake

This appointment is an overview of how UHS Mental Health Services’ treats eating disorders and an in-depth exploration of your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions related to food, exercise, and body. You may be asked to sign releases of information from previous treatment providers in order to allow consultation between a past treatment team and the UHS team.

Appointment 2: Assessment Follow-up

The same provider you met with at the Assessment Intake will gather more information from you about mental health social history. They will discuss diagnosis and treatment recommendations, which may include a higher level of care.

Appointment 3: Care Management

During the final appointment, you will meet with a care manager who will help you navigate connecting to the resources recommended in your assessment. This includes helping you understand coverage available through insurance or other affordable options, and providing you support until you connect to care.

Eating Concerns Support Group

A space for students to explore their relationship with food, movement, and their bodies, and connect with peers around these shared experiences. Group facilitators are mental health professionals that foster a space that is open, affirming, and recovery-oriented for all members, with a focus on helping group members provide one another with encouragement and shared accountability. Anti-diet and Health at Every Size principles are foundational to the group.

Complete a pre-group orientation (PGO) to join the group.  To schedule a PGO, call MHS at 608-265-5600 (option 2). For information about the Eating Concerns Support Group and other MHS workshops and groups, visit the Group Counseling page.

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