Eating Disorder Support at UCSB
After an initial visit and assessment with a medical provider at Student Health, the student will meet with the other providers. After these visits, one of three recommendations may be made:
- If the student is stable enough to continue to meet the demands of college life, support is available on campus. We have a multi-disciplinary approach that includes nutrition, medical, and counseling services.
- Outpatient treatment typically includes a referral into the Santa Barbara community for long-term psychotherapy. Student Health will provide information on health care providers in the community who specialize in eating disorder treatment.
- In the event that a higher level of care is needed, and the student needs to temporarily withdraw from college, the student is referred to a program that offers residential care.