Addiction Resource Guide

The Renfrew Center of New Jersey
Eating Disorders Freestanding Outpatient Facility

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"The Renfrew Center provides a continuum of services for the treatment of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder). Services at the Ridgewood, NJ site include day treament, IOP (Intensive Outpatient program) group therapy, individual therapy and nutritional counseling."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Renfrew'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 Adolescent Admits: Data Not Supplied
    Total Adult Admits: DNS
    Average Length of Stay DNS
    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: DNS

  • 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: DNS


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

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: 1-800 RENFREW
General Information: (914) 244-1904
Address: 174 Union Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450