Addiction Resource Guide

Fairwinds Treatment Center
Eating Disorders Freestanding Inpatient Facility

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"The program is a medical psychiatric program utilizing a multi-disciplinary team with the goal of treating patients with anorexia nervosa (either the restricting or binge eating/purging types)."

Treatment Philosophy:

"The philosophy of the program is to provide patients suffering from anorexia nervosa with quality residential treatment that is sufficiently lengthy to attain a lasting recovery."

Family Program:

"Family participation can include family and marital therapy, regular visits, consultation with staff and inclusion in outpatient follow-up care."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"Fairwinds utilizes the 12 Step program."

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

"Our program is specific to the treatment of anorexia/bulimia."

Additional Characteristics:

"Pauline S. Powers, MD, Medical Director, Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Powers is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of E.D. She was the founding President of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Fairwinds specializes in severe anorexia-bulimia."


    Number of Beds: 6
    Population Served: Patients must be 11 years old or older.

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits: 5
    Total Adult Admits: 15
    Average Length of Stay 90 days
    Percent of Women 98%
    Percent under age 25 50%
    Percent with College Education: 65%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance N/A
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication: 75%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Self-pay Cost per week: Call for rates
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: Yes


Licensed by: State of Florida, Dept. of Children & Families
Type of License: Residential
Accredited by: JCAHO

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 226-0301
General Information: (727) 449-0300
Address: 1569 S. Fort Harrison
Clearwater, FL 33756