Eating Disorder Program FAQ
Appointments: (855) 436-7792 | Request Form
What is the cost of the program?
GenPsych accepts all major private insurance plans for eating disorder treatment. Co-pay costs will vary depending upon your specific plan. You can contact your insurance company to learn more about your policy and coverage.
When you call our admissions line at (855) 436-7792, you will be connected with a specialist, who will collect your insurance information and ensure that you will be covered for treatment.
Who is the program for?
GenPsych’s Healthy Eating And Living (HEAL) Program for Eating Disorders is currently available to adults (18+) at our Bridgewater, Brick, and Lawrenceville locations and to teens (13-18) at our Bridgewater and Brick locations. We cater to both male and female clients.
Clients in our program may be stepping down from an inpatient eating disorder program, stepping up from outpatient therapy, or beginning treatment for the first time. Upon admission, each client will be evaluated by our team to ensure that they meet program criteria. If necessary, we will make referrals to a higher level of care.
Which disorders does the HEAL Program treat?
Our program treats individuals experiencing anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and eating disorders not otherwise specified.
Can the HEAL Program treat other mental health issues?
Yes. It’s not uncommon for eating disorders to be accompanied by co-occurring disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and more. Upon admission, each client will receive a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that will be able to determine any co-occurring disorders that will be treated while in the HEAL Program.
How long does treatment usually last?
The HEAL Program is roughly eight to twelve weeks, but clients may participate for shorter or longer periods of time depending on their individual needs and insurance coverage. While some clients are in program for just six weeks, others may continue for three to four months.
Talk to your HEAL treatment team if you have any specific questions about the length of your care or your individualized treatment plan.
What options are available to teens who are still in school?
For teens (13-18) in our HEAL Program, GenPsych is able to provide on-site homebound instruction through our educational program Silvergate Prep. Silvergate Prep is staffed with NJ licensed teachers who will work with your child’s school to keep them up to speed on current assignments.
Learn more about Silvergate Prep here.
What levels of care are available?
Both Partial Care (PC) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) are available for clients in our HEAL program. Upon admission, each client will be evaluated to determine the most appropriate level of care for them.
Partial Care Program is a full day, well-structured program that meets for 6 hours per day for 5 days per week, and includes two daily monitored meals and a snack, plus a full array of specialized groups.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Lunch & Dinner)
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Intensive Outpatient Program is a 3 to 3.5 hour, 3 day per week treatment program that includes one daily monitored meal and a snack, plus select groups to target key areas of recovery.
Hours (select three)
Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
What does a typical day look like?
In a typical day, clients will participate in 1-2 group meals, and attend a variety of groups, which include process, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), nutrition, body image, journaling and creative writing, art and music therapy, relaxation, and more.
Teens in program will have designated time for school instruction with Silvergate Prep.
Read our full ‘Day in the Life at GenPsych’s Eating Disorder Program’ blog here.
Who does the treatment team consist of?
Each HEAL treatment team is comprised of one or more therapists, an advanced practice nurse (APN), and a staff dietitian.
Which methods are used for meal planning?
Our on-staff dietitians use an exchange system as well as intuitive eating to create meal plans for our clients. For clients who are comfortable with a pre-existing meal plan, we will work within their system as is beneficial.
What can a client expect when calling to schedule an appointment?
Upon calling our admissions number at (855) 436-7792, the client will be connected with one of our admissions specialists. Our specialist will collect your information, including your insurance policy and plan, and will schedule you for an initial evaluation. If needed, our specialist will also coordinate transportation for the client.
On the day of the client’s first appointment, s/he will meet with our psychiatric providers for a comprehensive evaluation. Here, we will determine the appropriate level of care and individualized course of treatment for the client, or make outside referrals if necessary.
Once the intake is complete, the client will schedule their first day of program, and begin participation in the HEAL program.
Where is the GenPsych HEAL Program located?
Adults & Adolescents
981 Route 22 West, 1st Floor
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Adults & Adolescents
940 Cedar Bridge Avenue
Brick, NJ 08723
31 East Darrah Lane
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648