Meet the ACUTE Admissions Team
Nadine Squirek LinkLead Admissions SpecialistNadine Squirek is the Lead Admission Specialist at ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition. She is responsible ...READ MORE
Meredith Hogg Link
Meredith HoggAdmissions SpecialistMeredith Hogg is an Admission Specialist at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition by Denver Health. She is ...READ MORE
Jessica Pham Brackin, MA, LPCC Link
Jessica Pham Brackin, MA, LPCCSenior Admissions StrategistJessica Pham Brackin, MA, LPCC holds 10 years' experience in the eating disorder treatment field and has had the privilege of ...READ MORE
The Admissions Process at Acute: Step by Step
Complete an Intake Assessment
To begin the admissions process, you may call 866-485-6911 to speak with one of ACUTE's admissions team members. The assessment will gather basic information about the patient's medical and psychiatric history, an overview of the patient's eating disorder behaviors, and a history of past eating disorder treatment. We'll also be happy to provide an overview of our program and answer any initial questions that you may have.
Fax Medial Records to 303-602-5559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to obtain insurance authorization for your stay at ACUTE, we'll need current medical records including:
- Recent History & Physical, or Progress Notes with documented height & weight
- Labs/Blood Work (Chem-7 panel, serum phosphorus, and magnesium)
- Liver Function Tests
- EKG (if available)
Secure Insurance Authorization
The admissions team will work closely with your medical insurance provider to obtain the required prior-authorization for your stay. ACUTE is in-network with most insurance companies; if your plan is out-of-network, we can pursue an out-of-network waiver or a single case agreement for your stay.
Once your admission has been approved by our clinical team and your insurance company has authorized your stay, we'll provide detailed instructions for your admission to ACUTE.
Air Ambulance Transfer
If needed, our team can coordinate air ambulance transfer to Denver. A fleet of medically configured Learjets follow medical protocols written by ACUTE founder Dr. Philip S. Mehler to ensure safe, comfortable domestic or international flights for our patients and their families.
Admitting to ACUTE
You’re not alone. ACUTE offers hope for survival and recovery.
Before scheduling an admission, each patient's case is considered on an individual basis, taking both medical and psychiatric history into account to ensure that ACUTE is the right fit.
Call (877) 228-8348 to speak directly with an admissions professional to complete an intake assessment or discuss urgent referral.
Typically, ACUTE treats patients of all genders, ages 15 and older, who:
Are at a critically low weight, typically less than 70 percent of their ideal body weight AND/OR:
Suffer from life-threatening medical complications including, but not limited to: electrolyte imbalance, severe dehydration, edema (fluid overload), gastrointestinal complications, bradycardia, SMA syndrome, organ failure, previous bouts of refeeding syndrome, etc.
Need assistance to safely and comfortably “detox” from severe substance, alcohol, laxative, or diuretic abuse
Are too critically ill or severely low weight to enter a traditional behavioral inpatient or residential treatment program
Have been told to weight restore and medically stabilize in order to begin or continue a life-saving treatment for disease or infection
Our Commitment to You:
We recognize that traveling to another city for life-saving medical care can feel overwhelming. Once you reach out to us, you are not alone. We will partner with you and your providers every step along the way.
To make a referral to ACUTE for medical stabilization for extreme forms of eating disorders or severe malnutrition, contact us at (877) 228-8348 to speak directly with one of our team members.