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Melrose Center opens new clinic in Burnsville

Will help meet demand for eating disorders treatment in south metro


January 27, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – Melrose Center’s newest clinic in Burnsville increases appointment access for patients with eating disorders in the south metro. This location also reduces the drive time for patients who are travelling for care from southern Minnesota. The new clinic will help meet an increased demand for eating disorder treatment. Melrose provided care for about 3,700 patients in 2019. That is a 12 percent increase in patients seeking treatment from the previous year.

Melrose had been providing care from two therapists in the Park Nicollet Behavioral Health clinic in Burnsville. Thanks to a major grant from Ken Melrose, Melrose was able to open its own clinic in the same building. The clinic offers services from four therapists, a medical provider, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a registered dietitian. The new suite also has room for group therapy and an experiential kitchen which helps patients learn and practice skills.

Only 1 in 10 people with an eating disorder seek treatment and eating disorders are believed to be significantly underdiagnosed. Early symptoms can be vague or misinterpreted. However, if an eating disorder is identified within five years from onset, a full and lasting recovery is more likely.

For more than 30 years, Melrose has been treating people of all ages and genders struggling with eating disorders. Individualized treatment includes evidence-based therapies from a multidisciplinary team of experts. Melrose Center offers all levels of care depending on the unique needs of the patient.

In addition to expanding care in Burnsville, Melrose also expanded services to its Woodbury location in 2019. Other Melrose locations are in Maple Grove, Saint Paul and St. Louis Park.

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