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Tour ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is a safe and secure medical inpatient unit housed within Denver Health Medical Center. ACUTE has treated more than 200 patients since opening in 2008. This quiet, peaceful and dedicated unit offers the following:

  • Around-the-clock technologically-advanced critical care from specially-trained nurses and board-certified internal medicine physicians
  • Private patient rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Dedicated nurses' station
  • Flat-screen televisions
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Comfortable family visiting area
  • Denver Health is located near Denver's downtown area and close to hotels for visiting family members and/or friends
ACUTE Dietician Working with Patient

ACUTE's registered dietitians work with each patient to develop an individualized meal plan. All meals are eaten privately with support and supervision from a staff member.

      Dr. Bennett with ACUTE Patient

ACUTE patients participate in daily (M-F) psychotherapy sessions with Dr. Susan Bennett and weekly consultations with a psychiatrist.
ACUTE Patient Using Laptop

Much of an ACUTE patient's day is spent relaxing in his or her room, resting in the healing environment.
    ACUTE Patient Using Phone

ACUTE patients are encouraged to bring appropriate items for their stay, such as comfortable clothing, toiletries, medications and entertainment items for free time.

 Dr. Mehler Discussing Treatment with Patient

ACUTE's Medical Director, Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, is an internationally-recognized leader in the treatment of eating disorders. Above, Dr. Mehler discusses lab results with an ACUTE patient.
     Physical Therapist Works with an ACUTE Patient

All ACUTE patients work with a Physical Therapist for an initial assessment of balance, fall risk, and mobility, and then continued individualized training and, in some cases, strength training.
ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
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Admissions & Medical Evaluation
(877) 228-8348 p   
(303) 602-5559 f

Outreach & Public Relations
Rachael Harriman Byrne
ACUTE Administrative Director 
777 Bannock St, MC 7005  
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-5550 p

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If you or someone you know is suffering from a severe eating disorder, contact us to learn more about our program, to receive a free medical assessment or to begin the admission or referral process.