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The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect children and adolescents of all age, gender, ethnicity, culture and family backgrounds.

As a part of the Statewide Paediatric Eating Disorder Service, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Team aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents experiencing eating disorders.

Our medical team provide medical assessment and management for children and adolescents following a referral from a health professional. We will work in partnership with your General Practitioner to provide medical assessment and care.

Our mental health team, which includes psychiatry, offers assessment and opinion for medical management.

All appointments are at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Referrals to the Eating Disorder Service

The Eating Disorder Team accepts all referrals from General Practitioners and health professionals.

A written referral from a health professional (which meets the referral guidelines) should include the parent contact details, and be sent to the ‘Eating Disorder Team’ via fax (08) 8161 6246.

Once the referral is received, the family will be contacted to obtain further information and to provide education.

The referrer and/or General Practitioner will be sent a letter once the referral has been received.

If a young person or guardian is concerned and would like to self-refer, please call the Eating Disorders Team on 0434 944 447 who can provide information about the next steps.

Further Information


Eating Disorder Team

Phone: 0434 944 447