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Young Adult Eating Disorders Program


Southlake Regional Health Centre's Young Adult Eating Disorders Program provides out-patient treatment to young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 living in York Region and South Simcoe County. The program serves to meet the needs of individuals who transition from the Child & Adolescent Eating Disorders Program, as well as community members referred directly by their family physician. The program provides services to individuals and families affected by anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or eating disorders not otherwise specified. (Please note: currently we are unable to provide treatment to patients with the diagnosis of binge eating disorder).
Our Approach

What are Eating Disorders?

Referral Form, Young Adult Eating Disorders Program
A physician's referral is required for this program. Physicians referring patients to this program must complete and return this form.

Brochure, Young Adult Eating Disorder Program
A great resource to hand out to patients and their families.

Poster, Young Adult Eating Disorder Program
Physicians can feel free to download, print and post this poster in your office to promote these services to thier patients
Contact Information
For general inquires, referrals, or intake:
phone: 905-895-4521, ext. 2825
fax: 905-830-5979

Mailing Address
The Young Adult Eating Disorders Program
West Building, Level 5
Southlake Regional Health Centre 
595 Davis Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 2P9

Southlake Regional Health Centre
Outpatient Mental Health
West Building, Level 5

Our Approach
Our treatment team respects each client's individuality and well-being, and encourages them to actively participate in their own growth and recovery. Treatment is designed to be collaborative, rather than imposed, interactive rather than passive, and personal rather than distant or neutral. We see the participation of the family as a key aspect of the recovery program. Our program fosters patients to reconnect with their feelings and helps them to listen to their bodies. Our treatment team encourages self-awareness, self-understanding and self-compassion.

What are Eating Disorders?
Eating Disorders are the expressions of a range of food and weight issues that both men and women experience. Both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are characterized by an intense fear of weight-gain and low self-esteem.

What is anorexia nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa is most often characterized by extreme weight-loss. Most individuals with anorexia have a distorted body image and may be convinced they are fat even if they are emaciated. These individuals typically have an intense fear of weight gain and may restrict their food intake to the point of starvation.

What is bulimia nervosa?
Bulimia nervosa is characterized by periods of secretive and/or uncontrollable binge eating. This behaviour may be followed by some attempts at purging the body of the unwanted food such as, laxative abuse, self-induced vomiting, use of diet pills, food restriction or excessive exercise.

Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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