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Comprehensive Care Program (CCP)

The Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) is a 15-bed inpatient unit located at El Camino Hospital. The program uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders and is part of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program. Patients admitted to this unit are adolescents who are medically compromised as a result of their eating disorder. Admission is designed to:

  • Treat medical disorders resulting from abnormal eating that may affect a patient’s heart, bones, liver, kidney, brain, reproductive system, or other organs
  • Prevent long-term and life-threatening complications
  • Evaluate and treat psychiatric disorders that often accompany eating disorders, such as:
    - Depression
    - Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    - Anxiety

This Program Provides

  • Diagnostic evaluation (both medical and psychiatric)
  • Medical management to prevent or detect complications
  • Nutritional assessment and management
  • Growth and development evaluation
  • Assessment and management of osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Psychiatric medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Individual therapy (including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and family-based therapy)
  • Coordination with the patient’s school
  • Group and environment (milieu) treatment

Psychiatric Director

Jennifer L. Derenne, MD
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

For an appointment, please call:


For more information, please visit the Eating Disorders Inpatient page at Stanford Children's Health.