Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment at Veritas Collaborative
Veritas Collaborative’s virtual intensive treatment brings our individualized, evidence-based eating disorder services directly to you. We offer the same quality care online as we do in person, ensuring you have the structure and support you need for lasting recovery.
What is Virtual Care?
In our virtual treatment programs, you will connect with your professional multidisciplinary care team and peers in a secure online environment. You will typically spend a minimum of 30 hours per week in virtual PHP and a minimum of 12 hours in virtual IOP, as in traditional in-person programming. Your program schedule will include components such as individual, group, and family therapy, therapeutic meal support, nutritional counseling, psychiatry sessions, and medical appointments, as appropriate. (A sample schedule is available here.)
Where is virtual treatment available?
Virtual services are offered for several of our Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programs, as well as our traditional outpatient services. Availability varies by location, age, and specific program. Call us at 1-855-875-5812 to inquire about current program offerings.
What does orientation entail?
Before beginning virtual treatment, you will attend an orientation introducing you to your programming curriculum and schedule. Orientation staff will ensure you have everything you need to participate in virtual treatment services, including the appropriate food and nutritional supplements, technology, and program resources.
Virtual treatment requires wireless internet. If you don’t have access to the internet in your home, we can provide internet access for you at one of our Veritas sites.
Will therapeutic groups be included?
Therapeutic groups are included in virtual programming. Alongside your care team, you and your treatment peers gather via video to discuss your eating disorder experiences, including wins and challenges. Expressing yourself and listening to the perspectives of others in group therapy can foster community building, self-understanding, and healing.
Is medical treatment provided?
Medical treatment is provided based on each patient’s clinical needs and visits may be virtual or in person (with the appropriate safety measures). Our care team of therapists, dietitians, and medical and psychiatry providers will regularly assess your medical needs to ensure you are receiving the appropriate level of care.
Does virtual treatment include meal coaching?
You will receive meal coaching and support provided by clinical team members and Therapeutic Assistants (TAs). Therapeutic meals occur alongside your care team and your treatment peers. These meals allow you to increase your awareness of table behaviors, eating patterns, and overall relationship with food. Clinicians will address challenges experienced by group members during this time.
You are given a short amount of time to prepare your meals prior to sitting with the group to eat. The group size for therapeutic meals is smaller than other virtual treatment groups to allow for more interaction and support from staff and group members.
Will my family be involved in treatment?
At Veritas Collaborative, we believe it is essential to involve family in the recovery process. For all people with eating disorders—especially children and young adolescents—families play a vital support role in recovery.
We also understand that these support people need support, too. Family members and communities of support are welcome to participate in weekly virtual meetings, where they can share their experiences and draw strength from each other.
The following are the three simple steps to start your recovery journey:
Step 1: Reach out
Our admissions process starts when you contact us at 612-402-3061 or fill out our online form. Once you connect with us, our Admissions Team will answer any questions you may have, talk about what you’re experiencing, collect information, and schedule your assessment. Our Patient Financial Services team will work with you to answer any questions you may have about virtual treatment insurance coverage.
Step 2: Eating disorder assessment
Your eating disorder assessment will include a series of questions that will allow us to learn about your relationship with food and your body, evaluate your symptoms, and offer a personalized recommendation for your care.
Step 3: Admission
One primary point of contact, an Admissions Coordinator, will guide you through all the necessary admission details. On your start date, you will attend a virtual orientation and meet the care team, who will educate you on the skills and tools you need to understand and heal from your eating disorder.
A life free from your eating disorder is possible. Begin your recovery journey today.
Learn more about the virtual care we offer online or by calling 612-402-3061.
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