In-Network with Physicians Health Plan – Eating Disorders Full Continuum


[Grand Rapids, Michigan 06/20/22] – Sanford Behavioral Health provides a full continuum of care for eating disorders. This includes residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient services. We are proud to announce we are now in-network with Physicians Health Plan for eating disorder treatment. With this new partnership, Sanford is able to serve a wider range of patients with Physicians Health Plan in-network benefits. And we are also able to reduce costs for those individuals, removing barriers to treatment.


“This is exciting news. Because we are now able to serve Physicians Health Plan members for eating disorder services across a full continuum of care. We are fortunate to have such a great partner to work with for eating disorder treatment.”  Alec Green, Sanford Behavioral Health Managing Director


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Why Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders?

Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is a nationally recognized accreditation organization, which surveys treatment programs against 1,500 CARF standards. We treat anorexia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food and intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, and other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED).


Convenient Locations

Eating disorders are treated at Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus 12-minutes from downtown Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan. Residential patients live at Sanford West while in treatment; we also offer supportive housing for those in outpatient programs. Therapy may be individual or group; we utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, interpersonal, and family systems therapy. Therapy includes members of the immediate family whenever possible, especially with younger individuals still living at home.


Health at Every Size

We practice a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, which honors body diversity and encourages movement for health and enjoyment, not to lose weight. Our ultimate goal for everyone we treat, is to return to intuitive eating behaviors – eat when hungry, stop when full.


The Sanford CTED Team

We are proud of the team we have assembled, with some of the brightest minds in the behavioral health field. The team at Sanford CTED includes:

  • Psychiatrist, Internist, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, RNs
  • Eating Disorders Director, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
  • Psychotherapists with specialized training in treating eating disorders
  • Registered Dietitians/Clinical Nutrition Specialists
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Recovery Support Specialists


Experiential Therapy

We integrate experiential therapy into the recovery process whenever possible. Experiential therapy utilizes recreation, creative expression, and other activity-based techniques to restore physical and psychological health. Also, at Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders, we believe that the mind-body connection is a crucial part of long-term wellness. Activities such as art, movement, yoga, and therapeutic excursions can be an important adjunct to the more traditional therapies.


“We look forward to having our clinicians meet with members of the Physicians Health Plan team. Our goal at Sanford, is to help their members attain the eating disorder and substance use disorder care they need within the state of Michigan.” Stephanie Robinson, Sanford Behavioral Health, Credentialing and Contracting Manager



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Sanford Behavioral Health is licensed and accredited as an addiction, eating disorder, and co-occurring mental health treatment facility, serving all of Michigan and beyond. Each of Sanford’s facilities in Greater Grand Rapids is carefully and diligently crafted to create a welcoming and comforting environment. Sanford is led by a psychiatrist-led team of medical, clinical, and support personnel providing medication-assisted, evidenced-based treatment to residential, outpatient, and telehealth patients. For more information, visit