Admission

If you or a loved one is in need of treatment, please contact Brighten Bay directly for an initial evaluation appointment. We also accept client referrals from physicians, mental health professionals, colleges, behavioral centers, fitness centers and other organizations within the community.

Our admission process begins with a telephone screening, after which you will be given an appointment for a clinical intake evaluation which can be completed onsite, by phone or telehealth.  During this clinical evaluation, our Clinical Director will gather information about your treatment needs and health insurance that will allow them to outline a treatment plan.

If it is determined that you need residential care, routine lab work and an ECG test are required prior to your intake interview. Our admissions team will contact your primary care physician and direct them where to send test results.

 

At Brighten Bay we use the following criteria outlined by the National Eating Disorder Association to determine whether treatment may be suitable for an individual in our Residential Program:

  • Patients who are not making progress in outpatient treatment
  • Individuals who are willing to accept treatment voluntarily
  • Individuals who could benefit from group and or family treatment to supplement individual treatment plans
  • Individuals with disorders who require supported meal observation and planning in order to make changes to eating habits and rituals
  • Individuals needing a structured environment to restore proper, safe & healthy body weight
  • Individuals requiring tube supplements and do not have the autonomy to eat enough on their own
  • Those with Bulimia, binge eating or purging, who are motivated to change but have been unable to do so without structured support and treatment plans
  • Individuals who need supervision to prevent weight loss due to compulsive exercise strategies and extreme obsessive healthy eating habits and focus
  • Those in need of long term treatment to stabilize recovery after short term residential or inpatient treatment & hospitalization
  • Prior to admission, the individual must be medically stable to the extent that they do not require IVs, tube feedings, or frequent lab tests.
  • Individuals who have a co-occurring disorder, such as substance use, depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions that can be managed in a residential setting
  • Our Residential treatment program is not suitable for individuals who are at immediate risk of self-harm or suicide

If you’re wondering if it’s time to call, try answering the following questions:

Are you struggling with eating, anxiety, or depression?
Does someone you know exhibit the warning signs of anorexia or bulimia?
Are you binge eating?
Do you have questions about inpatient treatment program options?
Would you like to find an eating or anxiety disorder specialist in your area?

Payment:

Before you arrive for an initial intake, we will verify your health insurance coverage to ensure that your plan benefits cover the level of care you are seeking. In addition, we will obtain specific policy and coverage information by calling the member services phone number listed on the back of your insurance card.  

 

If you do not have insurance, our team can review private pay options with you prior to admission to the facility.

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We Are Here to Help

Our admissions specialists are highly trained and very knowledgeable. More importantly, they are caring, compassionate, and truly understand what it’s like to have an eating disorder. Their goal is to answer all of your questions while making our inpatient treatment programs as accessible and affordable as possible.

In that first call, our representative will evaluate your needs, answer your questions, respond to your concerns, explain eating disorder treatment options, and suggest a course of action.

The most important thing to remember is that Brighten Bay admissions team is here to help you. They will do everything possible to ensure that you get the treatment that is the right fit for your unique situation.

For Professionals

Many of our patients come to us through recommendations by other healthcare providers. If you’re a healthcare professional — an MD, psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor or other care provider — we know you care about your patients and want the best for them. Our admissions specialists will work with you to find the right program and level of treatment for your patient. Then we’ll keep you connected and return the patient to your care after they leave our program.

We have practical packing information to help make your stay at Brighten Bay more comfortable.

Let us review your financial options with you, including insurance coverage, to make treatment as affordable as possible.

Plan ahead for your arrival and get a preview of what you’ll see and do during your first days of treatment.

Many people want to expedite their path to recovery, but effective treatment can’t be rushed.

Who Is a Fit for Treatment at Brighten Bay?

We offer inpatient, residential, and partial-hospitalization levels of care for those with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and related issues. All levels of care include on-site housing.

Our professional team of psychiatrists, registered nurses, master’s-level therapists, dietitians, and other clinical staff are equipped to handle patients who are as low as 70% of their ideal body weight and can even accept acute cases where feeding tubes are necessary. We can also accommodate diabetics, a variety of food allergies, and vegetarian patients. For potential patients who are lower than 70% of their ideal body weight, we have some great partners in the field that we will refer out to, then patients return to us when they are ready and able to engage in active treatment.

Experts in Eating Disorder Treatment

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. we look forward to hearing from you! has helped more than 10,000 individuals struggling with an eating disorder to find the beauty within. Our goal is full and complete recovery for all patients, returning them home with the tools and insights they need to live a healthy and fulfilling life.