Eating Disorders Inpatient

Comprehensive Care Program

The Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) is a 15-bed inpatient unit that uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders. It is part of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program.

Eating Disorder Inpatient Admissions and Treatment

Patients admitted to this unit are medically compromised as a result of their eating disorder. Admission is designed to:

  • Treat medical disorders resulting from abnormal eating that may affect a patient’s heart, bones, liver, kidney, brain, reproductive system or other organs
  • Prevent long-term and life threatening complications
  • Evaluate and treat psychiatric disorders that often accompany eating disorders, such as:

Inpatient treatments include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation (both medical and psychiatric)
  • Medical management to prevent or detect complications
  • Nutritional assessment and management
  • Growth and development evaluation
  • Assessment and management of osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Psychiatric medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Individual therapy
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Interpersonal therapy
    • Psychodynamic therapy
    • Family-based therapy
  • Coordination with the patient’s school
  • Group and environment (milieu) treatment

The inpatient program usually involves a stay of 10-20 days. Upon discharge, treatment continues at our eating disorders outpatient services program.

Patients, families or referring health care providers can call the Eating Disorders Intake Coordinator at (650) 498-4468 to be admitted to the unit.