Addiction Resource Guide

The Renfrew Center - Florida
Eating Disorders Freestanding Inpatient Facility

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"The Renfew Center's Inpatient Program is extremely intensive clinically; treatment addresses symptom stabilization for eating disorders as well as identifying the underlying causes of these disorders."

Treatment Philosophy:

"The Renfrew Center's treatment philosophy is grounded in the conviction that women suffering from eating disorders will heal most effectively in a nurturant, respectful atmosphere that provides new interpersonal connections and encourages new, more self-fulfilling behaviors."

Family Program:

"Families are strongly encouraged to participate in two family sessions a week and attend the weekly Multi-Family Group."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"12 Step groups are used regularly as an adjunct to the treatment program."

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

"Treatment is aimed at creating healthy eating patterns and resolving underlying psychological issues that precipitate disordered eating regardless of the form of symptom expression."

Additional Characteristics:

"1) Feminist approach to treatment. 2) MST(Mealtime Support Therapy) provides a distinctive approach to eating problems. 3) Intensive use of family therapy. 4) Ongoing treatment outcome and follow-up research. 5) A complete continuum of care (day treatment, intensive outpatient, transitional living, outpatient) provides individualized Renfrew aftercare."


    Number of Beds: 40
    Population Served: Women over the age of 14

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits: 320(PA and FL facilities)
    Total Adult Admits: 480(PA and FL facilities)
    Average Length of Stay 20 days
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under age 25 80%
    Percent with College Education: over 50%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication: 80%

  • Admissions Procedures:

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


Self-pay Cost per week: $8050
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
Medicare Coverage accepted: No
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


Licensed by: APW
Type of License: Residential Treatment Facility
Accredited by: JCAHO

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: 1-800-RENFREW
General Information: 1-800-RENFREW
Address: 7700 Renfrew Lane
Coconut Creek, FL 33073