The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia

Eating Disorders Freestanding Inpatient Facility



  • Last Year’s Admissions:Total Adolescent Admits:320(PA and FL facilities)Total Adult Admits:480(PA and FL facilities)Average Length of Stay20 daysPercent of Women100%Percent under age 2580%Percent with College Education:50%Percent Covered by Public assistance0%Receiving some form of psychiatric medication:80%

  • Admissions Procedures:Night Admission Available:NoWeekend Admission available:YesFace 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

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:

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

Admissions Telephone Number:1-800-RENFREW
General Information:1-800-RENFREW
Address:475 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128