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Site: Ottawa - 401 Smyth Rd - 5th Flr

Service: Regional Eating Disorders Program

Alternate Name CHEO ; Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario ; OCR
Former Name Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (2018)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
401 Smyth Rd, 5th Flr
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
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Intersection Alta Vista Dr and Smyth Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Outpatient Services: Comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment for individuals with an eating disorder who are referred by their physicians * ongoing medical, nutritional and mental health services (psycho-education groups * group therapy * individual therapy * family therapy) as needed 
Day Treatment Program: For adolescents with serious eating disorders who are medically stable but require intensive treatment and support 
Inpatient Services: Medical stabilization through the provision of nutritional rehabilitation, individual and family education and support * inpatients may begin to attend the Day Treatment Program once they are medically stable 
Support-Education Group: Running in eight-week cycles * group service providing education to both adolescents and their parents in a therapeutic setting
Hours Day Treatment Program Mon, Wed, Thu 8 am-6 pm * Tue, Fri 8 am-4 pm * Outpatient groups evenings * Outpatient Clinic Mon 4 pm-8 pm * summer program hours are reduced
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Québec - Western ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
Patients 18 years and younger suffering from an eating disorder
Application Referrals to the program must be made by a physician. Once a physician's referral is received by the Intake Worker, a full interdisciplinary assessment is conducted with the client and family, and treatment recommendations are made.
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Card
Service Categories Eating Disorders Treatment ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Families/Friends of People with Eating Disorders ~ Parents ; Mental Health Evaluation ; Weight Related Support Groups ~ Eating Disorders
Waiting List Yes, 2-3 months for the assessment
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-737-7600 ; Intake 613-737-2496
Crisis Phone CHEO Emergency 613-737-2328
Fax 613-738-3662
Social Media Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Sarah Dewar, Child and Youth Counsellor; Phone: 613-737-7600 ext 5890
Alternate Contact Karen Fantinic-Boyabgian, Registered Nurse; Phone: 613-737-7600 ext 5890
Alternate Executive Stephen Feder, Medical Director; Phone: 613-737-7600 ext 2571
Other Details
Established 1974 * Program: 2000
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 106914682 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website * Kaitlin Family Resource Library * books and videos about children's illnesses and conditions * multi-faith prayer room * family rooms
Accreditation Yes, by Accreditation Canada

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