Eating Disorders treatment program

Personalized, compassionate, whole-person support

There are many types of eating disorders, and recovery requires specialized, evidence-based care that considers every aspect of these complex conditions. Our treatment program addresses the whole person — including their beliefs, behaviors, and physical needs — to create a personalized and effective treatment plan.

Eating disorders are considered one of the most serious mental health conditions and they are prevalent, with approximately one in 10 Americans expected to develop the disorder during their lifetime.1 Total economic costs associated with eating disorders have been estimated to be more than $64 billion, equivalent to more than $11,000 per person with the disorder.2

Through our program, compassionate eating disorder specialists help those affected by the condition, and their loved ones, get the treatment and support they need.

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  • Commercial
  • Employer
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Public sector

Complex needs receive specialized care

Conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorder often go hand in hand with eating disorders. To address these complexities, our treatment plans include a primary care provider, registered dietitian, psychiatrist, and therapist for both the individual and their family.

By connecting individuals to a comprehensive and specialized treatment team, the program works to prevent the progression of the disorder and the need for higher levels of care.  


Early intervention promotes recovery

Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic groups. While an eating disorder often begins during adolescence or young adulthood, it can develop at any age.

Research on treatments for eating disorders indicates that early identification and intervention improves the speed of recovery, reduces symptoms to a greater extent, and improves the likelihood of long-term recovery.3

Our advanced analytics allow us to identify those who may be at risk for an eating disorder diagnosis, make a connection, and offer guided, compassionate care.

Dedicated support makes a difference

Throughout the program, each person has a single point of contact — a highly trained, licensed clinician who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. The clinician introduces an individual to our whole-health approach to recovery, learns their goals, answers questions, and addresses needs as well as potential barriers to care.

Their consistent and personal attention helps individuals successfully navigate eating disorder treatment and get the right care at the right time.

Intervention and attentive support reduce the progression of the disorder4


of members contacted by a clinician participated in our Eaating Disorders program


of members achieved their goals and successfully completed our program

A success story

In 2018, we developed and implemented Early Intervention in Outpatient Treatment for Members with Anorexia Nervosa. The initiative focused on increasing coordination with providers and other supports for earlier identification of members with anorexia nervosa to prevent negative health outcomes, disruption in everyday lives, and to promote optimal functioning.

Due to the positive outcomes and cost savings, the initiative has been expanded to include all forms of eating disorders.

Learn more about our Eating Disorders treatment program

1 The White House: A Proclamation on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 2022 (accessed December 2022):
2 International Journal of Eating Disorders: Social and economic cost of eating disorders in the United States: Evidence to inform policy action (accessed December 2022):
3 National Eating Disorders Association: Why Early Intervention for Eating Disorders is Essential (accessed December 2022):
4 Internal data, 2020-2022.