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Outpatient Services are temporarily remote consultation only. We are not open to new Outpatient cases as of 16 March 2020 until further notice.

Do I have an eating disorder? If that’s what you wonder, it’s worth checking, because early intervention vastly improves your speed of recovery. Your first step should be to see your GP and ask for a Junior or Adult MARSIPAN check, blood tests and assessment with a referral for a specialist Outpatient Eating Disorder Assessment, such as we offer at Ellern Mede Group hospitals. Our affordable private outpatient services are for children to age 18, young adults up to age 25, with specialist support for families and carers. We offer Psychiatry, Psychology, Family Therapy, Dietetics, and Nursing. We offer self-pay and insurance-covered services. Our stepped model of outpatient care is ideal for stepping down, from intensive treatment, or stepping up from outpatient treatment that has not been effective.

Too ill for outpatient treatment? If you are medically at risk and have been ill for a long time without effective treatment, talk to us about our inpatient service. Your NHS team may be able to refer you or you could consider private options.

 The outpatient service provides therapeutic assessment and a short term, focused period of collaborative management of eating disorders offering intensive, multi-dimensional input to young people and their families. We offer early intervention, physical monitoring, psycho-education, nutritional restoration and specialist therapeutic NICE-concordant and evidence-based care, including Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Kiran Chitale’s RESPECT-ME model.

With few funding options for Outpatient Services and waiting lists for Community Mental Health Services, you can find fast and affordable help with Ellern Mede. We are offering rapid appointments for accepted cases based on medical information provided to us by either a GP or other clinician. We will usually answer your enquiries within 24 hours and make a first appointment within a maximum of two weeks from receipt of all the medical information required, which includes full count blood tests.

Ellern Mede is independent, but requires close liaison with NHS and private primary care for continuity of care and crisis planning. The advantage means these other resources assist you both during and after your Ellern Mede Outpatient Programme.

We offer Day Patient services when you require a more intensive package of support but don’t require full hospitalisation. We can help you to stay out of hospital this way.

You have access to therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Clinical Psychology, Integrative Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Dietetic input, Psychiatry, Psycho-education and individual and group work. Your programme may include supported eating of meals and snacks. The team are often called the Multi-Disciplinary Team or MDT, and the team is led by the Ellern Mede Psychiatrist. Every programme is tailored for your needs.

If after applying for an outpatient programme, the consultant believes you need more intensive care, then we will signpost you to wherever you may be able to find this, usually through your GP.  Whilst it can be helpful to Outpatients that Ellern Mede offers Inpatient Treatment, there is usually a waiting list for inpatient beds and it is more often that patients are best advised to seek NHS referrals to inpatient care if this is an option open to them.

Please call 020 3209 7900 Option 4 or # 227, or mobile 07377 747908. Email [email protected]

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“Getting specialist diagnosis early improves recovery. Outpatient service is the best way to achieve an early diagnosis and preventative treatment.”

Dr Hind Al Khairulla

NHS referrals

Ellern Mede has provided specialist Tier 4 eating disorder services to the NHS since 2000. We respond to referrals within 24 hours.

Private referrals

Call now for immediate access to Ellern Mede specialist private eating disorder services. Accepted referrals begin treatment within two weeks or faster in emergencies.