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ACUTE Eating Disorder Treatment Plan

Depending on the ACUTE team's assessment and the severity of each patient's case, typical length of stay at ACUTE is 14 to 21 days. Each treatment plan is completely individualized to the patient's individual needs.

A typical eating disorder treatment plan at ACUTE includes:

  • Daily rounds with experienced internal medicine physicians who specialize in severe eating disorder complications
  • Regular individual sessions and menu planning with a specialized registered dietitian
  • Private meal time with supervision and encouragement
  • Individual psychotherapy with one of ACUTE's staff psychologists six days per week
  • Individual sessions and psychiatric medication management with a Denver Health psychiatrist as needed
  • Physical therapy evaluation and assessment of balance, fall risk and mobility
  • Physical and occupational therapy sessions to recondition and strengthen muscles
  • Speech and language therapy sessions, including work to correct dysphagia and other anorexia related swallowing complications

Other ACUTE services include:

  • Daily consultation from specialists such as endocrinologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, cardiologists, etc.
  • Specialized support including wound care, social work, chaplain services
  • Surgical expertise in placement of feeding tubes, if needed
  • The safety of the Denver Health’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the same building
  • In-room certified nursing assistants available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (used to assure physical safety, prevent eating disordered behaviors and provide continual patient support)
  • Telemetry/cardiac monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street 
Denver, CO 80204
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Admissions & Medical Evaluation
(844) 781-4955 phone
(303) 602-5559 fax

Outreach & Public Relations
Rachael Harriman
ACUTE Program Manager 
777 Bannock St, MC 8105 
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-5550

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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.