Which eating disorders do you treat?
Seeds of Hope treats all eating disorder diagnoses: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, OSFED and others. We also treat individuals with a dual diagnosis or co-occurrence of substance use disorder, mental illness, and/or trauma, as appropriate for program participation.
How do I know if I need residential treatment?
The Seeds of Hope admissions/information phone line is staffed with trained professionals who walk you through the process of treatment and admission into a Seeds of Hope program. We start by asking individualized questions to help find the best fit for treatment and schedule your first appointment with the site as appropriate.
I have been in treatment before and it hasn’t helped. What will be different about treatment at Seeds of Hope at Mountainside?
We focus on treating the “whole you,” not just the Eating Disorder struggling part of you. Instead of just treating the symptoms, we help you explore and begin the process of identifying the underlying factors which may have contributed to your eating disorder and why it has persisted. We use evidenced based and holistic practices to focus our attentions on your individualized needs. Learn more about our unique approach.
What insurances are accepted at Seeds of Hope at Mountainside?
Seeds of Hope at Mountainside is an in-network provider. For a complete list of accepted insurances, please visit the Insurance & Payment information page on our website or speak to one of our knowledgeable admissions representatives at 610-644-6464.
How much will treatment cost?
Seeds of Hope at Mountainside offers an all-inclusive residential program. Our daily rate includes all of the services we offer. Lab tests, medications and external medical evaluations will be billed separately to your insurance. Seeds of Hope at Mountainside is an in-network provider. Exact cost of treatment varies depending on your insurance coverage. Our knowledgeable admissions representatives are available to assist with insurance verification. Please call 610-644-6464 to speak with them today.
How many people are in each room and how are room assignments determined?
Our rooms are set up for two people to a room, so each client is assigned a roommate. We assign rooms based on availability and recovery partnership, but also have rooms specifically for people who have experienced trauma and might need a more controlled environment to feel comfortable.
How long does treatment last?
The recommended length of stay is at least 28 days, but individuals are welcome to stay as long as their recovery needs this level of support, sometimes up to 90 or more days. Please note this is a voluntary program and it is the individual’s decision to be in treatment. Each individual’s needs are unique to them and so each person’s length of stay will vary. You will work with our team to identify what your treatment needs are and your recommended length of stay will be determined with you in a collaborative approach.
How do you figure out how much someone needs to eat?
Each individual works with the on-staff Registered Dietitian to identify what their nutritional needs are. Clients also meet with the dietitian regularly to monitor and update their meal plans as needed.
Will I have to finish all the food on my plate?
All participants are encouraged to complete 100% of their meals as the portion sizes and plans are worked out between you and your dietitian to meet your individualized needs. We have nutrition supplements to assist individuals struggling with finishing their meals as needed. We work with specialized meal coaching and an individualized approach to support you in this process and understand the difficulty you experience. Our goal is that prior to leaving the program, you will have the opportunity to practice eating according to your own hunger and fullness cues. We also want you to begin to understand your own body’s nutritional needs.
Do you work with clients who have special dietary needs?
Yes, however, all medical restrictions require physician documentation and all religious/ cultural restrictions require collaboration with your religious/ cultural leader to ensure we are treating you in the healthiest and most respectful way possible. Our registered dietitians and chefs will work with you to comfortably, safely, and respectfully reintegrate needed foods back into your meals as appropriate and approved through collaboration with you and them as a team.
I have a food allergy. Will that be incorporated into creating my meal plan?
Yes, we incorporate individual’s specific needs into their treatment and meal planning with supporting documentation of the food allergy, dietary restriction, etc. from your treating doctor or allergist. Individuals can sign a coordination of care release of information for the program to obtain the required documentation. Please bring your prescribed EpiPen with you as you would anywhere else, remembering that we participate in community outings.
What is a typical day at Seeds of Hope at Mountainside like?
Each day is scheduled from the time everyone wakes up through the end of the day, with relaxation and down times included in the routines. A typical day includes groups, outings, meals, holistic offerings, and individual services. Learn more about programming at Seeds of Hope at Mountainside.
What will I do on the weekends or during down time?
We have scheduled activities during the weekends offered to the clients and a rotating bi-weekly schedule of family weekends and equine therapy. While weekends may feel a little different than weekdays, there is no less clinical or educational content experienced.
What kind of recreational activities or outings do you provide for clients?
We have different outings in the community planned for the clients such as going to restaurants, movie theaters, grocery store trips, equine therapy every other weekend, and more. Additional outings are offered as you change levels in our graduated program and based on seasonal availabilities in the beautiful Northeast Pennsylvania area.
When are visiting hours?
Every other weekend is a family weekend. (This is not the same as family therapy.) Clients have the option of bringing their loved ones to the site during this period for groups, informational meetings, and recreational time. Family weekends are a way for your loved ones to be an active part of your treatment. Additional visitation and outing passes can be scheduled in advance with your treatment team.
Can I smoke?
Individuals are permitted to smoke/chew/vape up to 5-6 scheduled times per day under staff supervision. Only unopened tobacco products are permitted on-site, and all products are locked away in each individual’s locker during non-smoking times. No other smokable or ingestible products are permissible without physician order. Additionally, no sharing of tobacco/nicotine products is permitted at or in programming. Nicotine gum, patches, etc. are stored in the nursing department.
For individuals who want to end their tobacco/nicotine use or determine the role tobacco/nicotine plays in their life, Seeds of Hope at Mountainside offers a voluntary, medically monitored smoking cessation program tailored to your individual needs.
Can I bring a therapy pet?
Clients are not permitted to bring any pets, therapy pets included, during their stay with us. However, we have pet therapy sessions scheduled for programming. We also have equine therapy every other weekend to meet this additional need.
Are there any transitional/aftercare programs?
Discharge planning is a part of every client’s treatment plan. We help you find an aftercare program in an appropriate, supportive location for you. Seeds of Hope offers Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs at additional locations in Pennsylvania.
Have a question not answered here? Ready to take the first step towards recovery?
If you are a new or potential client to Seeds of Hope at Mountainside, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the decision to enter residential treatment. Our goal is to make this process as comfortable for you as possible. Below you will find a downloadable list of items to bring. If you need more information that is not listed here, call our admissions line at 1-855-984-8522 to speak to a live person 24 hours a day.
Packing List for Clients
At Seeds of Hope at Mountainside we encourage clients to bring clothes that are casual, comfortable, and modest, leaving at home anything that is revealing, offensive, or inappropriate. Here is a checklist of items you should bring with you to residential treatment, and what you should leave at home.