To complete the standard referral process, first download and complete theEating Disorder Program Referral Form.
It is important to provide us with all the information requested as we use this information to prioritize referrals. Incomplete forms will be returned to you, and this may cause delays in your patient being seen.
We triage patients by severity for initial consultation. We make every effort to see very ill patients very quickly. If you have specific concerns that we should be aware of, please state these explicitly (comments such as "urgent" or "ASAP" are not informative for us).
If your patient has also been referred to Credit Valley Hospital or Ottawa General Hospital, please indicate this on the referral form.
If your patient has previously been seen at the Credit Valley Hospital or Ottawa General Hospital eating disorder treatment programs, please attach their consultation note – this will dramatically speed up your patient's assessment in our program.
Once you have completed the form, fax it to Doretta Mills, Intake Coordinator, at 416 340 3430.
The form will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, the form will be returned to you.
Our office will contact the patient directly with a time for a first appointment.
If your patient's condition changes significantly while she or he is waiting for consultation, please notify us, as new information may allow us to increase your patient's priority.
Please be advised that, once the initial consultation has been completed, if a recommendation for entry into one of our treatment services is made, there may be a further wait.
The referral form lists specific laboratory work that we require for all consultation requests. Please avoid sending large amounts of material from EMRs.
If this information is not included with the referral form, your referral may be returned as incomplete.