The UCSF Medical Center is fully equipped to handle medical stabilization of patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related eating disorders. This includes those with abnormal cardiovascular function or those who are severely underweight and require nutritional restoration. Our understanding of the cause of eating disorders is changing. 


Once admitted, the eating disorders team provides:

  • Dietary assessment from a Registered Dietitian and an individualized meal plan to restore weight and physical health
  • Fully supervised meals
  • Behavioral interventions


Following medical stabilization, the eating disorder patient’s care may be continued with family-based outpatient treatment provided by the UCSF Eating Disorders Program.