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Outpatient Services

Ellern Mede centres in North London are ideally located for outpatient assessments and multidisciplinary team treatments. The private outpatient service is for children and young people up to age 22 who have a GP or professional clinical referral for an eating disorder that is suitable for outpatient treatment, meaning that the patient is not at immediate medical risk requiring inpatient or intensive care. Our Outpatient Services are only for patients who are not medically at risk as a result of their eating disorder. If you need urgent weight restoration find out about our inpatient service.

All outpatient treatment is multi-disciplinary, but led by your Ellern Mede Consultant Psychiatrist. You have access to therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Clinical Psychology, Integrative Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, in addition to Dietetic input, Psychiatry, Psychoeducation and individual and group work. Every programme is tailored for your needs. Currently it is seldom that any type of government funding is available for Outpatient Treatment, however as part of post-discharge treatment following NHS inpatient care at Ellern Mede, it may be offered with funding from an NHS source. However this is unusual and our Outpatient Service is predominantly private. Private services are all accessible through direct self enquiry but still require a GP letter of referral and medical information including current blood test results.

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 through your GP.  There is no direct access from the outpatient assessment to Ellern Mede private inpatient beds as space is limited and there is usually a waiting list. Please note that Ellern Mede’s NHS services are only accessible through NHS referrers; there is always a waiting list, and priorities are set by the NHS.

Please call 020 3209 7900 Option 4 or # 227, or mobile 07377 747908. You can 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.