Melrose Center: For Health Care Professionals


Melrose Center - for health care professionals 

One in 10 people with an eating disorder gets treatment. Together, we can help heal the other nine.

As students prepare to head back to class, it’s important to think about eating disorders. Secrecy is often a hallmark of an eating disorder. Look for hidden signs including: big changes in weight, stress fractures that don’t heal, menstrual irregularities, stomach pain, acid reflux, fatigue, fainting, and chronic constipation. If you’re concerned about a student, refer them to Melrose Center or speak with a care manager today.

Treatment approach

Patients and their families are at the center of our treatment model. We have programs to fit every patient, including programs for men, women and children. Our options include residential programs, as well as several levels of outpatient treatment options. But we provide more than medical treatment. We also provide nutritional, psychological and behavioral care. Our goal is to help patients re-enter life at a pace that feels right to them.

Refer a patient to Melrose Center

  • Call 952-993-5864
  • Fax 952-993-6685

Initial assessments available

Minnesota is facing a shortage of mental health care workers. Many people wait for months to get into other treatment options. We know some patients need help immediately, which is why we work to have patients seen as quickly as possible. Help your patients get the help they need now.


Eating disorder screening tool

Eating disorders are complex and present themselves in a variety of ways. Ask your patients these questions to determine if they might have an eating disorder.

  • Do you make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
  • Do you worry that you’ve lost control over how much you eat?
  • Have you recently lost more than 15 pounds in a three-month period?
  • Do you believe that you’re fat, when others say you’re too thin?
  • Does food dominate your life?

Adapted from the Scoff Questionnaire by Morgan, Reid & Lacy-BMJ, 1999

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Signs and symptoms of eating disorders

Eating disorders can start as simple diets or lifestyle changes. But they can turn into something dangerous and unhealthy. Learn the common warning signs of eating disorders, so you recognize when patients might need help.

If you have a patient who needs help, learn how to talk to patients about eating disorders (PDF).

Other resources

How to refer a patient to Melrose Center
Resources for diabetes professionals
Resources for substance abuse professionals
Training and events
Additional tools and resources

Care for students

Care for children, teens and college students
Support for the whole family