Inpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders

Our 20-bed, licensed psychiatric inpatient unit serves patients of all ages who are severely underweight or in need of medical stabilization because of:

Goals of Inpatient Treatment

  • Stabilizing nutrition
  • Restoring minimally adequate body weight
  • Alleviating related physical symptoms
  • Reducing of eating disorder behaviors

Types of Treatment

  • Group therapy
  • Skills training
  • Drug therapy
  • Family therapy (This is critical for all patients with eating disorders, but especially for those under age 18.)

From a Patient

"I just wanted to say thank you for everything. For telling me the truth, helping me face the fact that I needed inpatient help and for setting me up. Thanks so much for helping me find my way back to me.”

Read more comments from COPE patients and their families.

Note: This patient's treatment and results may not be representative of all similar cases


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UPMC Center for Eating Disorders
3811 O'Hara St.
Eighth floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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