Addiction Resource Guide

The Renfrew Center of New York
Eating Disorders Freestanding Outpatient Facility

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"We offer day treatment - 5 day week intensive outpatient treatment, IOP - 3 night a week intensive outpatient treatment as well as individual, group and family therapy and nutritional counseling."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Renfew's relational model encourages women to participate actively in their own recoveries. Our programs emphasize the value and healing potential of interpersonal connections."

Family Program:

"A multi-family component is available and family is seen as an integral part of recovery."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"Not required, but supported if it contributes to someone's recovery process."

Position On Approach to Compulsive Overeating vs. Anorexia/Bulimia:

"Depends on the individual case; everyone is approached as an individual - there is no "cookie cutter" treatment."

Additional Characteristics:

"The Renfrew Center was the first freestanding eating disorder treatment facility in Philadelphia in 1985. We then have grown to add another residential center and five outpatient centers."


    Population Served: No one under age 14 and no mates in groups

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: approx. 500
    Average Length of Stay 30 days
    Percent of Women 95%
    Percent under age 25 60%
    Percent with College Education: 60%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication: 40%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Self-pay Cost: Data Not Supplied
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
Medicare Coverage accepted: No
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Data Not Supplied


Licensed by: Data Not Supplied
Type of License: Data Not Supplied
Accredited by: JCAHO

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: 1-800 RENFREW
General Information: (212) 685-6856
Address: 11 E. 36th St., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016