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Private Enquiry

Ellern Mede can only very occasionally offer a private inpatient bed at one of our three hospitals due to high demand for beds, and also because we in most cases recommend public funding routes because Eating Disorders are serious illnesses usually requiring long stays.

Although public funders sometimes agree some funding for post inpatient follow up, there is no dedicated NHS funding for Outpatient Treatment.

Ellern Mede has temporarily closed private Outpatient Services funded through families and insurers. We will advise when this may be re-launched.


Private Enquiry Form

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We offer inpatient services for children, adolescents, and young adults. At this time of COVID precautions, there are no day patient or outpatient services. It is seldom that a person needing  an inpatient stay can expect a short admission. We are recognised by insurers but most insurers and policies will only agree funding in blocks of weeks, where for inpatient stays a minimum of three to six months is advised.

Our inpatient service includes high dependency for severe eating disorder cases as well as inpatient care for less severe patients. We have two hospitals in London and one in Rotherham. Two of our hospitals have wards for young people over 18 where CCG funding needs to be pre-arranged. This form is to enquire about our private self-pay services. Alternatively read about public funding options through the NHS Referral process.


Your enquiry will be handled in the strictest of confidence and responded to the same or next working day. You are welcome to read our patient confidentiality policy.

What to expect

After submitting this enquiry, you will receive an initial call or email to discuss your situation, prices and payment options. We will need medical information from your GP. Should you proceed to an appointment you will meet with a Consultant for an initial assessment. If you are a private GP, we will contact you to discuss your patient’s needs.

Funding or payment arrangements will be discussed prior to the patient’s first appointment. We will send Terms and Conditions.

Private Health professionals / Private individuals welcome

Whether you are a private health professionals or a private individual enquiring about eating disorder services please feel welcome to use the website enquiry form. Our friendly team will do what they can to advise you.