The Charis Center for Eating Disorders offers Indiana’s most comprehensive treatment for eating disorders in adolescents and adults. The center treats patients from across Indiana with conditions such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other types of eating disorders.
What to Expect
What to Expect
Each patient at the Charis Center for Eating Disorders receives an individualized plan. The plan will address all barriers to health, such as overexercising or addiction. We help patients understand how to take steps that lead to long-term success.
We carefully assess all patients by gathering a complete medical history and performing any necessary physical exams. When patients are first evaluated, they may speak to many professionals, including counselors and dietitians, so we can best understand their treatment needs.
Depending on your needs, you may receive one of three distinct levels of care:
- Outpatient care involves visiting the center for appointments with counselors, dietitians and support groups. Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) requires patients to spend a few hours at the center for group therapy and snack support three days per week.
- Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) requires patients to visit the center daily for group and individual therapy, medical and dietitian visits, and meal support.
- Patients with advanced eating disorders may need to stay at the hospital temporarily to improve their health and nutrition and undergo observation.
We offer comprehensive services, including nutrition education and support groups designed to help individuals learn from each other. Patients have access to many types of therapy, such as art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training. All services are available within the center for convenient, focused care.
Why Choose Us
Why Choose Us
The Charis Center for Eating Disorders is a national leader in treating eating disorders. Our expert doctors and healthcare professionals help patients find the support and care needed to heal from their eating disorders.
Our team includes experienced
- Art therapists
- Family therapists
Conditions & Services
Doctors and healthcare providers from different departments work together to give your child high-quality care at the Charis Center for Eating Disorders.
For Health Professionals
Patients from across the state receive help at the Charis Center for Eating Disorders. We help patients, families and their primary care physicians find ways to improve physical and mental well-being.
Refer A Patient
The Charis Center for Eating Disorders works with referring providers in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
Visit the Department of Adolescent Medicine at IU School of Medicine for information about the latest research in the field of adolescent medicine.
Medical students, residents and fellows receiving further education through the IU School of Medicine Adolescent Medicine or Psychiatry departments may train at the Charis Center for Eating Disorders. They will learn about the special needs of young people and different approaches to treating eating disorders.