Summit Eating Disorders & Outreach Program Admissions Process
Thank you for reaching out to Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program for treatment services. By considering our program, you have taken a courageous step in your journey to recovery. We commend you for taking that step and will work extremely hard to support you. Recovery from an eating disorder is difficult but always possible. Our goal is your full recovery.
Entering a treatment involves more than identifying an admissions date and meeting patients and their families at the door. Rather, it involves careful consideration of patient's personal story, as well as an exploration of financial resources to support treatment. Summit's admissions process is managed by Clinical Assessment, a team of compassionate Master's-level therapists, and involves comprehensive assessment of each patient's medical, psychological and social history and personal needs in order to determine the appropriate level of care and support the treatment team in designing an individualized treatment plan.
Our highly knowledgeable Clinical Assessment staff conducts a series of thorough assessments with both the patient and referring professional—and family members, when appropriate— prior to admission. If lab work is necessary, the team will coordinate the exam on behalf of the patient. In some circumstances, Summit might not be the most appropriate treatment center to address your unique needs. In these instances, the Clinical Assessment team will help you find a treatment resource that can help you achieve lasting eating disorder recovery.
Also here to serve you as you explore a higher level of care are the dedicated members of Summit's Business Office. The Business Office serves as the liaison between you and third-party payers to ensure insurance benefits are fully leveraged to make treatment financially accessible. Prior to admission, the Business Office team will make every effort to verify insurance benefits and educate patients and their families about possible financial obligations associated with eating disorders treatment. While Summit is unable to accept any government insurance (including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE/CHAMPUS), it accepts the following insurance providers:
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- PHCS Multiplan
- Sutter Select
- Value Options
- United Behavioral Health
- U.S. Behavioral Health
On the date of admission, you and your loved ones will be greeted by a member of the Clinical Assessment team and participate in an orientation session to further familiarize you with our programs and goals.
To speak with a member of Summit's Clinical Assessment team or to schedule an assessment, call (916) 574-1000 or send us a message.