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
Weight

< 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

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Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at Stanford Children's Health