eating disorder evaluations

Binghamton University offers eating disorder evaluation services to help determine the appropriate referrals for treatment. This is an evaluation only, and does not constitute ongoing treatment due to the limitations of our treatment setting. On-campus-level services are those that would be determined to be an “outpatient” and recovery level of care; if a higher level of care is needed than we can offer, we will connect you with treatment coordinators to help you find options off campus using your insurance coverage if available.  

Making new appointments

In order to schedule an initial appointment, a patient must first complete our initial appointment request form. This can be done in three ways: 

  1. Complete the Eating Disorder Evaluation form and upload it to the patient portal using the folder “Mental Health Forms”.  
  2. Send a message requesting the Eating Disorder Evaluation form to PSYCHMSG in the patient portal.
  3. Call 607-777-3711 if you are unable to access the health portal.  

Once you have completed the request form, our providers will respond to you in the health portal with requests for any additional information/forms we will need for the evaluation process. Once we have everything we need, you will be directed to call to schedule the appointment. We will not schedule any appointment by phone until the information requested is received.   

Initial appointment expectations

Initial visits are IN PERSON ONLY and are 90 minutes in length and will be with our psychiatric nurse practitioner. The appointment will start with a mandatory meeting to complete evaluation paperwork with our staff, which will be followed by meeting with the provider. This meeting is an evaluation only and does not constitute starting treatment.

If you miss your paperwork appointment or are more than 15 minutes late to the scheduled appointment, you may have to reschedule.

Follow-up appointment

There will be one follow-up appointment after your initial evaluation that will last 45–60 minutes. This will serve to review recommendations for treatment and resources you can use to access treatment on and off campus as indicated by your medical needs. This process is an evaluation and may result in referrals to other care providers and campus support offices as your symptoms require. Referrals may be processed through your insurance. 

To reschedule an appointment, send a message on the patient portal to PSYCHMSG or call 607-777-3711.