Although being in a hospital setting may be intimidating at first, there are many benefits to pursuing treatment at CEED. Your treatment team will be right on campus and they will be able to easily work together to best serve you.
You may be referred to CEED from UNC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Campus Health Services or another provider in the community. In this case, they will complete and send your referral for you.
You can also choose to do a self-referral. Fill out this form as best and honestly as you can and fax it to CEED's Intake Coordinator, Laurie Gardner, at (984) 974-3779. Scanners are available in libraries across campus, including the Undergraduate Library and Davis Library. The Print Stop in the UNC Student Stores and the FedEx on Franklin St. near Moe's offer faxing services.
What to Expect
It may take a couple of weeks to get in for your evaluation after your referral is submitted.
Before your evaluation it may be helpful to write down symptoms you've been experiencing and reflect on why you've decided to seek treatment now and bring that information to your intake appointment. If you're nervous about going alone, consider asking a friend to accompany you to CEED.
Your treatment team at CEED will consist of trained individuals with eating disorder experience, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, recreational therapists and dietitians.
A finance counselor is available to assist you in sorting out insurance and payment details. CEED accepts most commercial insurances (such as BCBS, Aetna and Cigna), as well as North Carolina and Virginia Medicaid. Additional information about insurance can be found here.
If CEED ends up not being the right fit for you, they will provide referrals to other eating disorder professionals in the community that will better suit your needs.