For Referring Physicians

Admission Criteria

Adolescents with eating disorders or malnutrition who meet any of these criteria may be candidates for inpatient treatment:

Bradycardia Pulse < 50 beats/minute at daytime, < 45 beats/minute at night
Hypotension BP < 90 / 45 mm Hg
Hypothermia T < 35.6 °C / 96 °F
Orthostasis (from supine to standing position)
  • Pulse increase > 20 beats/minute
  • Systolic BP decrease > 20 mm Hg
  • Diastolic BP decrease > 10 mm Hg

< 75% median body mass index (mBMI) for age and sex

EKG abnormalities e.g., prolonged QTc > 460 msec
Electrolyte abnormalities
  • Phosphorus < 3.0 mg/dL
  • Potassium < 3.5 mmol/L
  • Magnesium < 1.8 mg/dL
Other acute medical events e.g., syncope, GI bleeding, severe dehydration, etc.

Contact Information

During regular business hours, please call our intake coordinator at: (650) 723-5511

Evenings and weekends, contact the adolescent medicine attending physician on call through the page operator: (650) 723-6661

Our Locations

Comprehensive Care Program Inpatient Unit, El Camino Hospital

Adolescent Medicine Outpatient Clinic, Sunnyvale

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic

Eating Disorder Outpatient Clinic, San Francisco

More Information

Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at Stanford Children's Health