Outpatient Adolescent Eating Disorder Program

Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark) and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) recently announced that they are working collaboratively to expand community-based Outpatient Adolescent Eating Disorder Services in order to meet the needs of East Region clients and families, bridge the step-down care gap from hospital to community, and avoid hospitalization for those clients requiring less intensive interventions.

Self Referrals

Now accepting self referrals. Youth 12-17 years of age or parent/guardian of youth who are interested in the Outpatient Adolescent Eating Disorder Program can contact Kinark’s Central Intake directly at 1-888-454-6275 to make a referral. The initial call will take approximately 5-minutes for our intake team to gather basic demographic information and open a file. A mental health clinician will then contact you within 2-3 business days to discuss the program further.

Practitioner Referrals

Adolescents with disordered eating in the community still need support. Primary health care practitioners wishing to make a referral for youth aged 12-17 may do so by downloading the referral form and faxing it to Kinark’s Central Intake at 905-579-4449. Primary health care practitioners must complete a referral form to the program and be prepared to medically follow the youth throughout their duration in the program. 

For more information about the program, please contact Kinark’s Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275.