Treatment in BC 101
In BC, there are many different options for individuals looking for help or treatment for an eating disorder. If you haven’t already, a good first step is to visit your family doctor (if you do not have a family doctor, you can access a doctor through a walk-in clinic). The doctor can do an initial assessment, and will be able to refer you to appropriate supports based on that assessment.
In the Treatment Options section of the site, a number of different treatment possibilities are discussed. Note that depending on where you live in BC and the results of your initial assessment, treatment options may vary. If your doctor feels that treatment is warranted, they will need to refer you to an eating disorders program within your community. Most programs require your doctor to fill out a referral form and may have their own additional requirements, such as labwork, in order to start the referral process. To see a list of Eating Disorders programs by community, visit our Program Locator.
The BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is available to explain these options to you, and what you can expect if you are entering treatment. Whatever stage of the journey you are at, if you have questions about treatment in BC, contact the Kelty Centre to speak to someone about your options.