Admissions

Any sort of untreated mental health concern has the ability to negatively impact a person’s life. However, when a mental illness impacts an individual’s physical wellbeing to the degree that the symptoms can be life-threatening, grappling with such a mental health condition can be a race against time. Eating disorders are one of these types of potentially life-threatening mental health disorders. They can, unfortunately, have that sort of impact, and can compromise a person’s ability to live a long, healthy life. However, when effective treatment is received, an individual can truly heal in mind, body, and spirit.

At Center for Hope of the Sierras, we aim to instill optimism for the future in those who are battling eating disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns. Our programming has helped countless men and women work through, not just the symptoms of the eating disorders they are suffering from, but also the emotional and behavioral issues that have prevented them from becoming well again.

In choosing to come to Center for Hope of the Sierras, you or an important person in your life will acquire the skills and confidence needed to become an active participant in life once more. With effective programming, time-tested treatment methods, and a commitment to providing outstanding services, we firmly believe that you or your loved one is capable of healing and recovery. Furthermore, by coming to Center for Hope, you will have access to expertly trained staff members whose dedication to helping men and women overcome the following issues is only surpassed by their compassion and willingness to go above and beyond for those entrusted into their care:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge-eating disorder (BED)
  • Diabulimia
  • Body dysmorphia

Additionally, our staff is prepared to care for those who are battling the following co-occurring concerns in addition to eating disorders:

  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Trauma-related concerns

If you or someone close to you would like to learn more about Center for Hope, or would like to begin treatment at our center, our admissions team can be accessed during normal business hours to review the details of our programming and start the intake process.

During your first conversation with our staff, you can confidentially discuss your presenting concerns, and begin completing our initial admissions assessment. Additionally, if you so choose, you can come to our center to speak with a member of our admissions team in-person.

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Admissions Criteria

Regardless of whether you call or come to Center for Hope to speak to someone about admissions, the criteria we have in place to determine if a person is appropriate for our treatment will be reviewed, and includes the following:

  • Must be suffering from an eating disorder or an eating disorder and co-occurring mental health condition or substance use disorder
  • Must not require a feeding tube
  • Must not be suffering from a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia
  • For residential treatment, you must be female and aged 16 or older
  • For intensive outpatient programming (IOP) and partial hospitalization programming (PHP), you must be at least 14 years of age or older

We are unable to admit patients who have active psychosis or active suicidal ideation; however, passive suicidal ideation is not a barrier to admission.

Once it is determined that you meet our criteria for admission, we ask that patients complete a thorough admission pre-test, as well an eating disorder inventory. Our staff will then gather the following pertinent information so that they can thoroughly assess your treatment needs and decide which level of care will best treat those needs:

  • Symptom history
  • Substance abuse history
  • Treatment history
  • Medical history

Additionally, if you feel our staff should speak to another person in your life, such as a family member, doctor, or therapist, so that he or she can shed some light on what you have been going through, our staff will ask for your consent to speak to such individuals.

Upon completion of our initial assessment, and if your needs can be met by the care we supply, you will be informed of your admission date to begin treatment at Center for Hope of the Sierras. If, however, your treatment needs and goals cannot be effectively addressed and treated at our center, our staff will be happy to provide you with a referral for services that would be more appropriate.

Center for Hope is CARF-accredited and adheres to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Levels of Care Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders. We accept patients appropriate for residential care, and will make referrals based on necessary criteria if the residential level of care needs change during the course of treatment. We make every effort to locate appropriate, affordable, and geographically reasonable referrals.

Payment Options

At Center for Hope, we work with each patient’s insurance provider(s) and bill insurance directly for our services when possible. We also accept self-paying patients but are unable to accept Medicare, Medicaid or state/county funding.

For more information about our eating disorders treatment program in Reno, or to schedule an admission, please call or fill out our contact form.

If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about the admissions process at Center for Hope of the Sierras, feel free to contact us at your convenience. We are ready, willing, and able to assist you or your loved one in taking a brave step towards wellness. Call us today.

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