Admission To The Hearth For Eating Disorders

The first step in admission to The Hearth is an assessment. A licensed therapist conducts a comprehensive pre-admission interview with the patient and the family, if appropriate. The goal of the assessment is to understand the unique needs of each patient. The assessment can be conducted by telephone or in person. After the assessment is complete, the Executive Medical Director reviews the assessment and recommends the level of care. Admission to The Hearth is based on DSM-5 criteria for eating disorders, but not limited to Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.

Family And Financial Support

All members of the family are affected by the eating disorder. No one is spared. It can be overwhelming to clients and families to be away from each other for an extended period of time. The family is very important at The Hearth. The needs of the family to heal and learn how to support their loved one in recovery is taken seriously and is incorporated into treatment. Family participation in the treatment plan and consistent family therapy are priorities at The Hearth. We encourage all families of residential and partial hospitalization clients to participate in a 3-day family-intensive program. Upon discharge, The Hearth team wants clients and families to feel supported and prepared.

The financial aspects of eating disorders care can be complex. Services at The Hearth are generally covered by many health insurance plans. Our billing counselor will work alongside you and your insurance company to make sure the financial issues are manageable.

The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders has agreements with BlueCross Blue Shield,,  CIGNA, United Behavorial Health, and South Carolina Medicaid.