Day Treatment Service (DTS):
The DTS involves individual and group based treatment for those who are experiencing eating disorders. The DTS can be accessed by residents of Ontario who are prepared to reside in the London area during treatment.
Those attending the DTS work with a multidisciplinary team and participate in programming that follows a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach. The aim of treatment is to normalize eating, reduce and stop eating disorder related behaviours, facilitate weight restoration (as needed), and to improve participants' quality of life.
What to expect:
A typical day includes individuals and group therapy with a staff supported lunch, snack, and dinner (the DTS schedule will be provided). Treatment is typically 8 to 12 weeks, followed by outpatient treatment. On non-program days, there is an expectation that the meal and activity plan developed with the team is followed and individual therapeutic goals are pursued (nutritional therapy guidelines and menu expectations will be provided). The DTS weekly program hours are listed below. A more detailed schedule will be provided at orientation.
Day Treatment Weekly Schedule:
Monday 10:30am – 6:30pm Tuesday 11:00am – 6:30pm Wednesday 11:30am – 6:30pm Thursday 11:30am – 6:30pm Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm
We are an OHIP funded service, which means treatment services are at no cost to you. Part of DTS programming involves social food outings once a month. Patients cover the cost of their own meals which will be approximately $25-30 a month. If you identify this as a potential barrier, please speak with one of our team members.