Adult Eating Disorders Program

The Adult Eating Disorders Program (AEDP) at Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) is an outpatient program that provides client-centered, evidenced-based treatment to individuals struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders.

The program provides diagnostic assessment, consultation, and interdisciplinary treatment services to females and males 18 years of age and older. The Adult Eating Disorders Team includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologist, nurse practitioner, dietitian, social worker, occupational therapist and support staff.

Part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s East Region Eating Disorder Programs, the Adult Eating Disorders Team provides services to more than 100 patients from surrounding communities annually. Our geographical catchment area includes both the South East LHIN and the Champlain LHIN. We serve the residents of Kingston, Trenton, Belleville, Brockville, Perth, Smiths Falls, and surrounding communities.

How to make a referral to AEDP

Referrals are accepted from physicians and nurse practitioners. We ask that all referrals include:  (1) recent blood work; and (2) an ECG. We also ask that any other pertinent information helpful to the continuity of care of your patient while in our program be forwarded to the clinic by the referring health care practitioner. Primary care provider involvement is required while patients receive treatment in our program.

Download AEDP Referral Form

*Please fax all referrals to 613-548-6095.

Admission criteria to AEDP

At our outpatient program we treat individuals who meet DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder with a BMI of 16 or higher. For recommendations and assistance with accessing the appropriate level of care for individuals with a lower BMI or medical complications resulting from the eating disorder, please contact us for information and support about how to best provide management and for making a referral to the appropriate level of care. Please see the list of Adult Eating Disorder treatment programs in Ontario below for links on how to make a referral as well as information about their programming.

Please note:  Our program does not currently accept referrals for Binge Eating Disorder (BED).

Inpatient and Day Hospital Programs:

Wait times for AEDP

An initial phone call from our program secretary, Tricia Barrett, occurs within approximately one month of referral to book initial assessments. Assessment appointments with the team are usually scheduled 6 to 8 weeks after the initial telephone call. Our weekly ongoing therapy and nutrition groups are available immediately following acceptance into the program.

AEDP Patient Flow Chart

What to expect and bring to your first appointment in AEDP

The Adult Eating Disorders Program is located on Centenary 5 at Hotel Dieu Hospital. Please bring your valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card to your appointment and check in with our program secretary.