Eating disorder resource directory for Rochester and Monroe County serving people of all ages.
“What is the most fatal mental disorder? The answer, which may surprise you, is anorexia nervosa. It has an estimated mortality rate of around 10 percent. What is the cause of this high rate of mortality? The answer is complicated. While many young women and men with this disorder die from starvation and metabolic collapse, others die of suicide, which is much more common in women with anorexia than most other mental disorders.”
– Thomas Insel, MD, Director of NIMH
Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at URMC
This program, within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Golisano Children’s Hospital, is designed to evaluate and treat individuals who have diagnosed eating disorders and to aid those who may be exhibiting signs and symptoms. They see both young men and women who may be in the throes of this disease, or the beginning stages.
As one of the premiere treatment centers for eating disorders, their clinicians have been involved in the development of treatment guidelines with the American Psychiatric Association and the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Their clinical and research team includes individuals who specialize in Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology; Nutrition; Nursing; Social Work; and Teen Life and offers both inpatient and outpatient services.
Continuing to develop and draw upon the most up-to-date and proven methods of treatment, Golisano Children’s Hospital is here to help young people and their families move toward wellness and a healthy adulthood.
Contact the Child and Adolescent Medicine Eating Disorders Program in the Division of Adolescent Medicine
Phone: (585) 275-2964
The Healing Connection
The Healing Connection is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which offers hope and treatment to adolescents and adults seeking recovery from an eating disorder. Located in Rochester, NY, village of Fairport, The Healing Connection is home to a comprehensive, evidence-based partial hospitalization outpatient day program for females and males. Their program promotes stable, lasting recovery by providing daily structured support (7 hours daily, Monday – Friday). The multidisciplinary team works with patients to develop a variety of skills and connections to foster continued recovery.
Learn more about their state-licensed day program services , view a sample treatment schedule or contact our intake coordinator for a free phone screening to learn if The Healing Connection is the right fit for you or your loved one.
Address: Fairport Office Centre, 1387 Fairport Road, Suite 1000D, Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (585) 641-0281
Fax: (585) 641-0286
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, they campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
Confidential Helpline available Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST): 1-800-931-2237
National Institute of Mental Health
Resource includes general information on eating disorders including treatment options as well as current research on eating disorders.
Caring online is and informational website run by the Center for Counseling and Health Resources which “follows a model of whole person care – for both men and women – whereby our vision ensures we give appropriate attention to the medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and spiritual aspects of each person seeking help through one of our treatment programs.”
This website includes information about dieting, nutrition, and eating disorders.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Resource for healthy eating for all ages, stages, and body types including eating disorders:
Up to 24 million Americans suffer from disordered eating. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder. All forms of eating disorders can be fatal. One in 10 people with an eating disorder will die as a direct result of the illness. It is critical for anyone with symptoms of an eating disorder to seek professional help. Early treatment gives the greatest chance for a full recovery.