COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and DENVER, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EDC is pleased to announce it is now in network with Colorado TRICARE insurance, held by most active and retired military and their families, for the treatment of eating disorders.
EDCare, a Joint Commission Accredited eating disorder treatment center, advocates for helping patients access the most appropriate and cost-effective care possible. With the addition of TRICARE, the company now accepts 36 insurance providers including state-funded programs.
"We are very pleased to expand our care to service members and their families. The struggle of an eating disorder is often a silent one, and any barricade to care can be the difference between life and death. It is our goal to provide the highest quality treatment possible, so our patients and the families can live a healthy life," explains Dr. Tamara Pryor, Executive Clinical Director for EDCare.
The connection between eating disorders and the military has become a more commonly researched topic in recent years.
According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), a survey of 3,000 women in the military found that over 60% of respondents had an eating disorder, and in the Marine Corps alone, 97.5% met the criteria for an eating disorder. The focus on physical performance coupled with high-stress situations can contribute to the development of an eating disorder. All of which are common in military environments
Eating disorders are serious conditions that can be fatal. EDCare offers free and confidential assessments with trained clinicians. For more information or to get help, contact (720) 686-3064.
About EDCare: Since 2001, EDCare has been a leading provider of eating disorder treatment to patients across the United States and internationally. EDCare is committed to the recovery of individuals over age 17 struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and related disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, physicians, clinicians, family therapists, and dietitians are dedicated to bringing about change through our empowerment-based programs. EDCare provides several levels of care in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.
About TRICARE: TRICARE, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System which provide health insurance to active and retired military, their spouses and dependents.