302-831-2226 studenthealth@udel.edu

Support for Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns

We recognize the need for education and support around eating disorders and preoccupation with food, weight, and body image. Research has shown that a multidisciplinary approach to treatment is most effective for long-term success for an eating disorder. Eating disorders are complicated medical and psychological conditions that affect a wide range of individuals, including people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. 

Student Health Services (SHS) and The Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) work closely together to support students with disordered eating.

You can schedule an appointment through SHS (302-831-2226) or through CCSD (302-831-2141), whichever is more comfortable. We can then coordinate our integrated services with your partnership.

Emergencies and After-Hours Care

UD Helpline 24/7/365

Crisis Text Line
741741 (Send ‘UDTEXT’ or ‘STEVE’)

Medical Emergencies

Christiana Care Health System

After-Hours Care Map
CareNet (24-hr): 800-681-3957

Student Health Services

SHS provides the following services for students having symptoms of an eating disorder as well as to students in treatment and recovery to assist with recovery and reduce risk of relapse.

  • Coordinated care with physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, and sports nutritionist that includes:
    • Medical evaluation and assessment by SHS physicians and nurses
    • Nutrition evaluation of eating patterns and attitudes by registered dietitian
    • Individualized nutrition counseling for meal planning and nutrition education
  • Collaborations off-campus:
    • Off-campus community providers
    • Inpatient or outpatient treatment facilities
    • Assist in the continuity of care with students by collaborating with their primary care providers and off-campus healthcare team, when applicable

More about the services at Student Health Services (SHS)

To schedule an appointment with a physician or registered dietitian, please call Student Health at 302-831-2226

The Center for Counseling and Student Development

CCSD provides support to students with disordered eating via multiple pathways:

  • Triage Services
  • Individual counseling services
  • Group counseling services
  • Consultation services for students, parents, and friends (“How do I get someone into treatment?” “How do I speak with someone about my concern about their eating?”)
  • Referral services for off-campus long-term treatment.

The professional staff at CCSD will connect the student with the services that are appropriate for them.

More about the services at The Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD)

To schedule an appointment with a counselor or psychologist, please call CCSD at 302-831-2141.

For more information on eating disorders, visit the National Eating Disorders Association Site.