With the serious medical complications often associated with eating disorders, we know it is imperative that our clients receive excellent medical care. Opal: Food+Body Wisdom has a referral relationship with University of Washington Hall Health. Each client in Opal’s Partial Hospitalization Program will receive medical care from Dr. Lisa Erlanger or Wendy Lendrum, ARNP.
Partial hospitalization clients will have a medical assessment prior to admission to assess for medical stability and appropriateness for our program. Our Medical Team will conduct this initial assessment and provide medical follow-up and care, as frequently as recommended. Opal’s in-house psychiatrist will meet weekly with partial hospitalization clients for psychiatric medication evaluation and management. Clients in our intensive outpatient program and those receiving traditional outpatient services can receive services from our psychiatrist and Dr. Erlanger or Wendy Lendrum, ARNP. Opal’s medical providers, dietitians, mental health therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrist will be unified in their treatment approach and in close communication with one another to ensure the best collaboration of care for our clients.