faq  

What is a typical day like?

Programming for our Inpatient and Residential Eating Disorder Program runs from 7:45 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. with scheduled breaks throughout the day. You may have groups, individual therapy sessions, or meetings with the clinical director, physician or dietitian.

The Partial Hospitalization Program runs Monday through Saturday from 10:30-6:30, and the Intensive Outpatient Program runs either from 10:30-2:30 or 2:30-6:30. Programming is rigorous in both programs, and days are comprised of groups, meals and sessions with scheduled breaks throughout the day.

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When can I admit?

Admissions dates are set on an individual basis, and are determined by space availability as well as your schedule. When you call the admissions line (800-235-5570 ext. 290) our team will schedule a FREE Clinical Consultation and benefits check the same day. Once we have your information we will work with you to set an admission date

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How long is the program?

Length of stay varies for each individual and is determined based on medical necessity. The length of stay averages 4-6 weeks, however it can be extended based on medical necessity. Additionally, patients often transition to our Partial Hospitalization Program when they are ready to discharge from 24 hour inpatient and residential care.

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Will my family be involved in treatment?

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What’s the difference between inpatient and residential treatment?

Inpatient treatment is our highest level of care located in a specialized eating disorder unit at BHC Alhambra Hospital. Our residential treatment facility is located in a beautiful house in Pasadena, California and is the immediate step-down from inpatient treatment. Both levels of care are intensive and structured and offer 24-hour support. View our programs

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What are the visiting hours?

Visiting hours are from 7:30-10 pm M-F at the Residential facility and 7-8:45 pm at the Inpatient facility. There are extended visiting hours on the weekends.

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Do you take insurance?

We accept most major managed health care and medical insurance plans and offer affordable payment arrangements. We are also a TRICARE. Certified Provider for active duty service members and their families. If we are not contracted with your insurance company, they still may cover a portion of the costs and we can also pursue the possibility of a single case agreement.

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Do you work with dual diagnoses?

Yes. Many patients come to us with significant trauma, substance abuse histories, and co-occurring disorders. We individualize our treatment plans and include somatic therapies, 12-Step groups, and psychiatric stabilization to assist patients in their healing process from not only the eating disorder, but other co-occurring issues as well.

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Can I practice my faith at Reasons?

We understand that spirituality may play a large role in your recovery. We offer groups dedicated to spirituality, and when appropriate, we can make arrangements for attending services of your choice.

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How do you determine the plan for discharge?

We understand continuity of care is vital to maintaining the skills that you have acquired at Reasons. Our case manager will work with you to find an outside treatment team that best fits your individual needs. We also offer Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs for those who live in the local Los Angeles, California area.

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How do you determine my meal plan?

Upon admission, you will be meeting with our Registered Dietitian to assess your nutritional needs and determine your individualized meal plan. We work with the Exchange System and utilize different approaches to meal preparation and meal planning based on the level of care.

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Can you accommodate a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle?

We can accommodate vegetarianism, but not veganism. We do encourage individuals to discuss your dietary needs/concerns with our Registered Dietitian. Our goal is to help you determine the difference between food preferences and eating disordered behaviors.

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Can I smoke?

We allow smoking during specified break times.

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Will I be able to leave program on a pass?

We do believe exposure to real life situations is important; however this is determined on an individual basis with your therapist, keeping in mind your readiness and your needs.

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Can I exercise?

You’ll be working with a medical doctor and dietitian throughout your stay that will help you determine the appropriate level of exercise for your personal needs. We offer yoga three times per week and dance movement therapy twice a week.

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Do you provide transitional living to supplement your partial programs?

We do offer an independent living program located about 15 minutes from our Partial Hospitalization Program. It is an intimate house setting with no more than 6 women at a time.

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Can I go to school/work while in program?

Many people attend school or work part time while in our partial programs. Our adolescent program has specific times set aside for homework. Your eating disorder treatment is a priority, and you and your therapist will determine whether school or work is a healthy part of your recovery process.

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Do you have Spanish-speaking therapists?

We do, but all groups are led in English.

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Am I allowed to use my phone and computer?

There are designated times during the day when you can use your phone and computer.

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What should I bring?

  • Bring seasonable, comfortable clothing. We ask that you get dressed and that you not wear drawstring pants during the program day.
  • You can bring your hairdryer and curling iron, and we will hold those for you.
  • Please bring any prescription medications in the containers they were dispensed in.
  • Inpatient: please bring Nair or another hair removal product; we do not allow razors in the rooms.
  • No sharp objects, including glass, mirrors or anything that can be broken.
  • While we do provide basic bedding and toiletries, we recommend that you bring your own favorites to insure the highest level of comfort.
  • Please call us with any other questions about what to bring – we are happy to talk you through it!

We invite you to call our admissions team with any other questions!
1.800.235.5570 x290

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