RecoverED Eating Disorder Services in Springfield is offering our area's only Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescent and adult eating disorders.
This four-day-a-week program for adolescents 12 to 18 years of age, and is intended as a "next step" from standard outpatient care for acute eating disorder patients not yet needing inpatient treatment, or as a way to step down from inpatient, residential, or partial hospitalization treatment. (RecoverED's standard outpatient care option is detailed lower on this page.)
Why is IOP a needed option? With the exception of opioid addiction, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any behavioral disorder. Additionally, American Psychological Association data shows that you are more likely to successfully complete treatment for eating disorders if you have a dedicated, consistent team to help you along the way.
Those in need of this type of program currently have to drive to Kansas City, St. Louis, or Tulsa for care. This will increase access to much-needed care and eliminate travel barriers that may affect families in southwest Missouri. Additionally, this will be the only IOP in Missouri to readily accept Medicaid as payment, in addition to self-pay clients. More program details and information on accepted insurance will be posted on this page after the first of the year.
What RecoverED IPO Offers
RecoverED IOP offers the following services:
- Group therapy sessions four days a week, three hours a day
- A daily meal with a registered dietician and a therapist
- Meal prep help
- Individual therapy/dietician sessions each week
- Movement sessions (yoga, Tai Chi, etc.)
To learn more, email RecoverED at RecoverEDprogram@burrellcenter.com.