Eating Disorders

What to Expect

COVID-19: What to Expect for Your Child’s Safety at In-Person Appointments

We’ve made a lot of changes to our facilities to protect our patients, families and staff from Covid-19.

Visitor restrictions at all our locations

At all of our clinics, we recommend that only one parent or caregiver accompany a patient to their appointment. However, if two caregivers need to come along, we will allow it at this time. Siblings who are younger than 12 months are also allowed to come along. Siblings of any other age are not allowed to come along, and we do not allow more than two caregivers without an exception.

  • When you come for your appointment, you will see that we’re requiring everyone to wear masks at all times, cleaning check-in and registration desks between visits, screening for symptoms at all entrances and have set up our spaces to encourage social distancing.
  • Watch what to expect at your clinic visit during COVID-19 (video).
  • Learn more about the rest of the safety measures we have in place.

Inpatient Refeeding Program

Patients with an eating disorder may need to stay in the hospital to stabilize their health and restore normal eating patterns (called refeeding) and to create a plan for recovery. Seattle Children’s inpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (PBMU) treatment team includes medical doctors, dietitians, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, and pediatric mental health specialists. They use treatment approaches that have proven successful in treating and caring for patients with eating disorders. Watch this video to learn from parents and patients about what to expect on the PBMU.