Requirement for referral to NEDOP
The Referral & Intake form is to be completed in full by a primary care provider. Please find this form to the right of the screen.
We ask that referrals include demographic information, a brief history of symptoms, past and current height and weight, postural vitals signs, laboratory work and an ECG. We advise that clients see their family physician or primary care provider to ensure medical stability while waiting for assessment. Individuals that are medically unstable should come to the Emergency Department for evaluation.
What to expect
At Niagara Health, we strive to see clients as quickly as possible. The average length of time from receipt of completed referral to assessment is 10 to 12 weeks. Please note, this timing can change due to a variety of factors.
During client assessment, we will administer a medical and psychosocial evaluation, as well as a variety of inventories to support diagnosis and evaluation of treatment. Our program Dietitian offers clients a nutritional assessment and a treatment/management plan is reviewed. We also offer a variety of group programming and individual therapy, as well as outpatient management. Our group programs are evidenced-based (psycho-education, cognitive-behavioural therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, etc.) and we work in partnership with our client’s additional care providers.
Intensive treatment options
Clients that require more intensive treatment options will need to be referred to alternate inpatient programs. For adults, some of these programs include, Homewood Health Centre, Toronto General Hospital and The Credit Valley Hospital. For children and teenagers requiring intensive treatment, appropriate referrals include, the Eating Disorder Programs at McMaster Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children.
Please find Treatment Resources to the right of the screen.
We strive to promote self-efficacy and empowerment of our clients. Our focus is on healthy lifestyle and self-acceptance
We are a regional service and strive to meet the needs of our community and meet regularly with care providers in the Central-South region and provincially. We welcome your comments and questions regarding our services.