Expert outpatient eating disorder treatment throughout the Twin Cities

Making the decision to get help for an eating disorder is an important one. Most people diagnosed with an eating disorder will begin with outpatient treatment.

Outpatient treatment is the least intensive treatment for eating disorders. It means you’ll visit one of our centers for individual appointments with our team. During treatment, you’ll have sessions with a core team. Your core team may include a licensed psychologist, registered dietitian, psychiatrist and a medical doctor.

An eating disorder is a mental health condition. No one needs the exact same treatment or heals at the exact same pace. That’s why we offer many levels of outpatient care with treatments ranging from a couple to several hours a week. After we meet with you for an initial assessment, we’ll recommend the type of outpatient treatment that will work best for you.

If you’d like to schedule an initial assessment, please call 952-993-6200.

Outpatient treatment

Typically, outpatient treatment includes:

  • One-on-one appointments with therapists and registered dietitians
  • Psychiatrist sessions when needed
  • Appointments with a primary care clinician when needed
  • Group sessions may be recommended to supplement treatment
Intensive outpatient treatment

This outpatient program lasts four to six weeks. It can help you learn new behaviors and develop skills to support your recovery. The program provides intensive outpatient treatment focused on supporting patients as they transition skills to their real life situations. You’ll have group programming twice a week for three hours a day that typically includes:

  • Registered dietitian-supported meals each programming day
  • Psychotherapy process group
  • Coping skills group

In addition to group programming, patients continue to have individual appointments with their therapist, registered dietitian and primary care clinician.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

We do our best to offer appointments at convenient times, including evenings. Hours vary by location. Please choose a location to view their hours.

To make an appointment, please call 952-993-6200. We’re able to schedule appointments at all locations at this number. Just let us know where you’d like to have your appointment, and we’ll help schedule it for you.

We do our best to accommodate patient schedules. But some appointments may be on different days. We encourage patients to schedule out as far in advance as possible to increase the chances of scheduling consecutive appointments.

We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, PreferredOne and many others.

Our onsite financial counselors can work with you to confirm your insurance coverage at Melrose Center. You can speak to one of our dedicated financial counselors by calling 952-993-3453.