Program description

The Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program (ED PHP) is a freestanding Partial-Hospital Program located in Bloomfield Hills. The program provides intensive, structured daily face to face therapeutic services in a warm milieu type setting for teenage and adult consumers diagnosed with an eating disorder, as well as, having co-occurring mood and anxiety symptoms. The program is designed for persons who are experiencing acute symptoms. However, do not pose an immediate risk to themselves or others. Treatment is provided by a multi-disciplinary team, which has medical oversight and supervision. The main treatment modality is group therapy. Other services provided in the program are Individual therapy, family therapy, Psychiatric evaluation, and medication reviews, laboratory tests, psychological testing, education, and transportation. Treatment is person-centered and individualized to each unique situation and set of challenges in order to ensure the highest level of care. As such, the program is voluntary and requires the consumers input and participation. A person-centered plan is completed, which guides treatment. The program runs Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. The length of stay at ED PHP is driven by the client’s symptoms and needs. The typical length-of-stay is approximately 15 business days, but each person’s symptoms and needs are different.

Program philosophy

ED PHP believes that each person has the capacity to live a healthy and balanced life. We recognize that each person is unique and has specific needs. We value taking a collaborative approach to assist consumers with reaching their full potential.

Program goal

Provide education and evidence-based interventions to facilitate emotion regulation, improved eating patterns, and self-acceptance.

Populations and any special populations

Adolescents and adults who have disordered eating behaviors as well as other mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depressive symptoms.


The ED PHP is located at New Oakland’s Bloomfield Hills Center. Adolescents and adults are separated based on age. Services are provided in large milieus, private offices, and the fully equipped kitchen.

Hours/Days of service

Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm

Frequency of services


Payers/funding sources

New Oakland accepts MOST major commercial insurances for the ED partial-hospital program. Most Medicaid consumers require County screening. Authorization is typically required for services and is based on symptoms and level of care need.


Fees for the ED Partial-Hospital Program are based on the consumer’s individual benefit plan. There are no fees for Medicaid/County Mental Health consumers. All fees are due at time of service, unless payment arrangements have been made. A financial agreement must be completed, which is discussed with the consumer prior to admission.

Referral Sources

Hospitals, primary care physicians, outpatient mental health clinics, schools, therapists, and by self-referral.

Services offered/ treatment modalities

Group and individual therapies, family sessions, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and registered dietetic services

Evidenced-based practices used, any assessment tools

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindful eating
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Scope of medication

ED PHP prescribes, monitors, and administers medications during program hours, if necessary.

Credential of the staff qualified to provide the services or tx modalities

Medical Doctor, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Licensed Psychologist (Doctoral), Master’s level therapists (TLLP, LLMSW, LPC, LLPC), registered dieticians, medical staff, and behavioral technicians

Entry criteria

Medically stable, no imminent psychiatric risk, generally 80% or greater of healthy body weight, behaviors are such that significant daily structure is needed to reduce frequency and intensity of target behaviors

Transition/discharge criteria

Medically stable, no imminent psychiatric risk, generally 85% or greater of healthy body weight, target behaviors have reduced to a point that daily environmental structure is not needed, behaviors can be well-controlled in an outpatient setting