Eating Disorder Service Referrals

In response to coronavirus, this service has made some changes – for updated service information click here.

Referrals are accepted from GPs or other medical practitioners. This is necessary as we are a psychotherapy service and therefore rely on medical practitioners to monitor the physical health aspect of our clients’ eating disorders. If other practitioners such as therapists, counsellors, social workers etc. know the client better and wish to refer, we would ask that this comes with a covering letter from a medical practitioner. Referral letters should include information on the client’s specific eating disorder symptoms, weight, height and any recent change in weight.

Referrals are processed by members of the EDS team and if appropriate, clients are sent and opt-in letter, requesting that they phone to book in for an appointment. Waiting time for assessment is 2 to 6 weeks. Waiting time for individual therapy is 18 weeks. Waiting time for group therapy can be a little longer as it is dependent on group start dates.

Eating Disorder Service 
Rathbone Hospital 
Mill Lane 
Liverpool L13 4AW

Tel:  0151 471 7751 
Fax: 0151 471 7720

Find out more about our Eating Disorders service by clicking HERE.