The Eating Disorders Program
at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
For three decades, patients aged 14 through adulthood, have chosen the Eating Disorders Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset for effective treatment and long-lasting recovery from anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders.
Founded in 1985, the nationally-recognized Eating Disorders Program at RWJUH Somerset has been a pioneer, leading the research and treatment of eating disorders.
- One of only two programs in New Jersey with a dedicated inpatient unit
- Nationally-recognized Magnet hospital for nursing excellence
- Expanded access to women’s and children’s services as part of the RWJBarnabas Health System
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset's nationally-recognized Eating Disorders Program offers a multidisciplinary team approach to address the biological, psychiatric, psychological and social issues related to the disease.
Led by a psychiatrist, our interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers, therapists, dietitians and other specialists fully understand the importance of restoring a patient’s mental health. We recognize the true medical nature of eating disorders and their far-reaching health complications, which is why the decision to seek care at a hospital-based program like ours is extremely important for a full recovery.
Our experts tailor individual treatment and nutritional plans for our patients and the comprehensive approach may include:
- Inpatient treatment. Our 14-bed inpatient unit offers psychological, medical, nursing and nutritional care in a highly structured environment. We are one of only two programs in New Jersey to provide inpatient care for patients with an eating disorder.
- Partial hospitalization. Up to five days a week, with five hours of therapy per day.
- Intensive outpatient services. Up to three days a week, with three hours of therapy per day.
- Weekly support groups for patients. We also offer educational sessions and free weekly support groups for family and friends to help them better understand the nature of eating disorders and the recovery process.
Conquering Anorexia: Jenn England's Story
Jenn England, 33, of Toms River, enjoys her renewed health and spending time on the beach after undergoing comprehensive treatment to conquer her eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Both inpatient and outpatient care are available at the Eating Disorders Program at RWJUH Somerset.
Eating Disorders Support Groups
Recovery from an eating disorder is a lifelong journey.
Whether as a complement to therapy sessions with an eating disorder specialist, or as an after-care program following treatment at an eating disorders center, an eating disorder support group is an important recovery tool. We also offer educational sessions and free weekly support groups for family and friends to help them better understand the nature of eating disorders and the recovery process.