General Campus, The Regional Centre for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
|Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website|
|Address||501 Smyth Rd|
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
|Intersection||Alta Vista Dr and Smyth Rd|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules|
|Parking||Pay parking lot * Parking meters|
|Office Phone||613-737-8899 ext 78042|
|Crisis Phone||Emergency 613-737-8000|
|Description and Services|
|Hours||Office hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm * Intensive Treatment Program Mon-Thu 9 am-6 pm|
|Description||This program has been developed to serve the needs of patients suffering from serious forms of anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia nervosa. It provides a contained and structured environment with the availability of several therapeutic modalities offered almost exclusively in group format. |
The Consultation Services provides outpatient psychiatric assessment for eating disorders patients referred by their family physicians and other mental health professionals in the community, prior to their admission to the program.
The Intensive Treatment component accommodates a maximum of eight patients at any given time. It is offered to patients with serious forms of eating disorders.
The Transition Group is the after-care component offered to patients immediately after discharge from the intensive treatment.
The Psycho-education Group component accommodates a maximum of 15 patients at any given time. It is offered in group format on an out-patient basis to patients with eating disorders of mild to moderate severity. The program consists of seven 1½ hour group sessions offered over a seven-week period. Information is presented in a group format and supplemented with reading material.
The Symptom Interruption Hospitalization Program is an inpatient program for persons who are medically unstable because of eating disorders. It aims at interrupting the symptoms in order to stabilize the medical condition.
The intensive psychological treatment using the group therapy format aims at helping the patient achieve the psychological insight required to substitute the eating disorder behaviour with healthier coping mechanisms. The group therapies will address both food related issues as well as other psychological themes including body image and its effect on self-esteem, autonomy, assertiveness and interpersonal and family relationships.
Pharmacotherapy and family interventions are offered to individual patients when indicated.
|Waiting List||Yes, approximately 6 months|
|Eligibility||For competent and voluntary patients who are seeking treatment for their serious eating disorders. |
If actively self-destructive and/or suicidal, where medical status is seriously compromised and when active substance abuse is present, patient must seek prior treatment.
|Application||Patients are to be referred to the Eating Disorders Program by their family physicians. Special referral forms are available through Dr H. Bissada's office at 613-737-8899 ext 78042. Once a referral has been made to the program, the patient will be contacted for a full psychiatric assessment. Patients requiring admission in the Intensive Treatment component will be invited to attend a team assessment with family members (parents/spouses). Admission to the Intensive Treatment will depend on the availability of an opening, patients may go on a waiting list until an opening is available.|
|Fees||Program - Patients are expected to pay $25 per week for meal outings, meal preparation and Tuesday group outings. ; Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Card|
|Languages of Service||English ; French|
|Areas Served||Lanark County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties|
|Primary Contact||G Tasca, Program Coordinator|
|Primary Executive||Dr Jack Kitts, President and Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 613-722-7000|
|Subjects||Adults ; Assessments ; Charitable status ; Eating disorders ; Hospitals ; Nonprofit organizations ; Residential care ; Treatments|
|Service Categories - Blue Book||Health|
|Broader Terms||Age groups ; Disorders ; Health ; Health service facilities ; Health services ; Organizations ; Patient care|