Comprehensive Care for Eating Disorders in Children

The UPMC Center for Eating Disorders provides specialized inpatient treatment for both children and adults.

It's the only center in western Pennsylvania that offers this level of care for eating disorders.

A Coordinated Team Approach to Eating Disorders Treatment

The care team at the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses

Based on your child's physical symptoms and stage in recovery, we'll recommend the right level of care for him or her — inpatient or outpatient eating disorders treatment.

Inpatient care for eating disorders in children

Inpatient care for most individuals with eating disorders is provided at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC in Oakland. For children under 14 years of age, the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders partners with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to ensure medical stabilization and begin the process of nutritional restoration.

Two levels of outpatient care for children with eating disorders

We offer two levels of outpatient care for children, ages 12 to 18, at Children’s Pine Center in Wexford, PA.

These programs help patients and their families work on recovery from eating disorders.

Outpatient eating disorders treatment includes:

  • Meal support
  • Work with a dietitian
  • Group and one-on-one therapy
  • Family sessions
  • Medical monitoring
  • Medical management, when necessary

Need Help for Your Child's Eating Disorder?

If you think your child has an eating disorder, get help today.

Call 412-647-9329 to discuss our treatment options or refer a pediatric patient.

Or, visit the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders for more resources.