Admissions Info

Coming to terms with the fact that you need help to address the symptoms of an eating disorder takes courageous effort. And when you make the decision to take those the first important steps towards receiving treatment, you should be celebrated for your bravery. At Montecatini, we know that seeking treatment can be a difficult and nerve-wracking experience, which is why we have designed our admissions process to be one that is as comfortable and as least intimidating as possible. We are here to offer you unwavering support and encouragement as you make this life-changing and life-affirming decision.

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The First Step

The admissions process typically begins with a phone call or e-mail from you, your loved one, another referral source, or by receiving information from our National Resource Center. A member of our intake staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions and provide insurance benefit checks.

Intake Application

After speaking with one of our staff members, please fill out our intake application and return it to us by e-mail or fax.

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Once you return the application to us, we will determine whether or not Montecatini will be able to best meet your needs. If it is determined that Montecatini can be the place where you begin healing, we then make a recommendation for our residential, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient care. If you agree, we will request medical information, labs, and an EKG to be sent to our medical team. Once our medical team clears you for admission, our intake coordinator will contact you to schedule your admission date.

Throughout the entire intake process, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and we welcome you to meet with our treatment staff or schedule a tour of our center to help you make your decision.

Admissions Criteria

Montecatini accepts women ages 16 and older who have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 14. If your BMI is lower than this, if you are struggling with active suicidal thoughts or urges, or if your medical results indicate that you require more intensive medical treatment than we can provide, we will be happy to provide referrals and help you find an appropriate treatment setting.

Additionally, we understand that other mental health disorders can co-occur alongside a primary eating disorder diagnosis. Therefore, alongside supplying care for anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other forms of disordered eating, our staff and programs provide treatment for the following co-occurring disorders:

  • Substance use disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Trauma-related disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder

If you are struggling with an eating disorder and a co-occurring mental health or substance use diagnosis and feel that Montecatini may be a good fit for you, please feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you recover a life that is no longer bound by an eating disorder.

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