River Oaks Hospital


Referral Information for Trauma and Eating Disorders Admissions

Admissions to The New Orleans Institute and The Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital are scheduled for male and female patients if they meet the clinical and medical criteria that both our treatment teams and their insurance companies deem necessary. Certain medications, medical complications and substance abuse issues could delay or prevent an admission. Both of these programs are highly cognitive and require a high degree of focus to attain treatment goals. Listed below are items to keep in mind while patients are seeking care in The New Orleans Institute or The Eating Disorders Treatment Center.

Referral Forms are available below or by request. They should be completed by a member of the candidate’s outpatient treatment team (i.e.: physician, therapist, case manager, nutritionist, social worker). These forms were created as a best practice from over 20 years of providing care. Each line item is important for the treatment teams to help better understand the candidate’s needs and our ability to meet them.

The New Orleans Institute Patient Referral form

The Eating Disorders Treatment Center Clinical Intake form

Smoking is not allowed in either of these programs.

Incomplete forms may delay a complete review and response about appropriateness of admission to either of these programs.

Once the forms are completed please fax to (504) 734-1740 or email: [email protected]

Questions, changes and additions to the form are best sent via email to [email protected].

Patients must have an outpatient therapist and physician prior to admission to ensure a successful discharge plan. In the case of The Eating Disorder s Treatment Center we also recommend a nutritionist.

Patients must have a safe home to return to post discharge.

The average length of stay for each program is 30 days, yet always depends upon the patient’s clinical needs, presentation and progress towards goals. Although this average is longer than most acute care facilities, our specialty unit programs are still a part of the inpatient network at River Oaks Hospital; therefore, inpatient security standards and observation rounds apply.

Referral Information for Adult Psychiatric Program, Dual Diagnosis/Addictive Disorders, Adolescent Program, and PHP/IOP

Anyone can make a referral to many of the programs at River Oaks Hospital. When an outpatient provider is involved with treatment it is usually helpful when  that is established at the start of the admission process. The form below can help to ensure that a solid discharge plan is established with outpatient providers upon discharge as well as be involved with treatment is needed. Please note that submission of this form does not guarantee program availability, only to assist in streamlining an admission.

Referral Form