Admissions Information

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.

Steps to Admission

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. 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 Acadia Support 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.

  • Call (760) 537-4750 or email us at to speak with a member of our admissions team and verify insurance benefits. You may ask any questions you have about our program at this time.
  • Complete the phone assessment to determine appropriate level of care. The duration of the assessment is approximately 30-40 minutes and we will ask you questions about yourself, your goals, and treatment history.
  • After the phone assessment, we will send you the pre-admission medical requirements to be completed and returned
  • Once the medical requirements are received and the patient is medically cleared, we will schedule an admission date, review the financial agreement, transportation, and expectations.

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 are struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and co-occurring mental health diagnosis. If you are struggling with active suicidal thoughts or urges, or if your medical results indicate that you require more intensive medical treatment, 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 with a primary eating disorder diagnosis. Therefore, alongside providing 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:

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

If you are struggling with an eating disorder and co-occurring mental health diagnosis and feel that Montecatini may be a good fit for you, please feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience.

Online Contact Form

Can’t call? Simply submit your information using our online contact form and a member of our staff will contact you.

Montecatini taught me that I could live my life free from everything that held me back before. It was here that I gained hope, learned to trust, and learned to accept love. Now I know how to live a life worth living!

– Former Client
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