Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become involved in the program?
To begin the referral process, your family doctor complete a referral form and send it to our program by fax at 905-830-5979.
Referral forms are available from the Eating Disorder Program Intake Worker (905-895-4521, ext. 2825).
Once we have received your referral, you will be contacted for a telephone intake interview. If this telephone consultation indicates that you may meet the criteria for our Eating Disorder Program you will be offered a date and time for an assessment. Participation in the program is voluntary.
Is there a cost associated with attending the program?
Payment for the program is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and a valid Ontario Health Card is required. You will not be required to pay anything to attend the program.
Where can I get help if I am over 25 years of age or am affected by Binge Eating Disorder?
Unfortunately, we do not currently have the resources to treat patients over the age of 25 or those with a diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder. There are other OHIP covered programs that do. We recommend that you contact The National Eating Disorder Information Centre
to speak with someone about all of the resources available to you in Ontario. You can speak to someone over the telephone if you are looking for help, support, resources, information about eating disorders or referrals to health professionals in your area by calling 416-340-4156.
Why does my doctor need to fill out the Physician Referral Form? Can't my therapist do it?
The Physician Referral Form must be completed by your family doctor. Your physician needs to provide medical information and complete other tests to help us decide what type of treatment is right for you. If you are meeting with another therapist and you feel they have information relevant to your referral, please let us know during your telephone consultation and we will seek your consent to exchange information with them at the appropriate time.