The Eating Disorders Program is a community-based therapy service that provides assessment and treatment for people with an eating disorder such as Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa or Binge Eating Disorder living in the ACT.
About this service
We are a specialist outpatient therapy service working with consumers and their families whose primary presenting issue is an eating disorder.
We provide evidence based psychological treatment such as Maudsley Family Based Therapy (FBT) and Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) as indicated.
We are not a medical or crisis service, therefore it is important that consumers continue to be reviewed by their GP regularly.
Who we care for
We offer services to those who reside in the ACT, have a GP referral, have a BMI between 15-40, are medically stable, and motivated to make changes to overcome their eating disorder.
We work with consumers of all ages.
We are a voluntary service.
We offer a free service to those residing within the ACT and who hold a Medicare card.
How to access this service
All referrals to the Eating Disorders Program must come from a GP.
It is important that your GP completes the Eating Disorders Program referral form and conducts any required tests.
Your GP can access the Eating Disorders Program Referral form from this site or from the GP Healthnet or by calling us.
What to expect
We triage all referrals to our service. A waiting list for assessment may occur at various times.
People contacting our service can speak with an Intake Worker who will provide information about our service, including the need for a referral, eligibility criteria, information about the therapy services available, and the assessment process and wait times.
What to bring to your appointment
- Medicare card
- Any letters or correspondence from your GP
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
Where this service is located
We can be contacted from 8.30 am to 4.51 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Phone: (02) 5124 1235
Fax: (02) 5124 1282
We are located at:
Phillip Health Centre
Cnr Keltie and Corinna Streets
Woden, ACT 2606
These websites may help you to learn more about eating disorders and access useful resources.