Eating Disorders Program

Eating disorders are severe disturbances in attitudes and behaviors around eating, weight, shape and body image. These disorders are often accompanied by social and emotional difficulties, such as depression and anxiety, as well as medical complications, which can lead to hospitalization. Unfortunately, eating disorders can be life-threatening and often require professional treatment.

The UCSF Eating Disorders Program is a comprehensive program that provides outstanding care for young people (up to age 25) with eating disorders as well as their families. Our program is based on years of research on how to successfully treat young people with anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. Our program is a collaboration between the UCSF Department of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Services) and the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine). We are unique in our ability to provide both inpatient and outpatient services, depending on each patient's medical and psychiatric needs.

Our services include a comprehensive initial medical and psychiatric evaluation, ongoing individual and family therapy, and medical care, including management of medications. The treatment team — which includes psychologists, social workers, adolescent medicine physicians, registered dietitians and a psychiatrist — meets weekly to discuss progress and treatment goals, and to coordinate care for patients.

The UCSF Eating Disorders Program is led by Daniel Le Grange from the Department of Psychiatry and Sara Buckelow from the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, who are joint directors of the program, as well as Andrea Garber, the chief nutritionist.

Getting Here

Eating Disorders Program
2330 Post St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2002
Fax: (415) 353-2466

Hours: Mondays and Thursdays

Additional Locations
Greenbrae
Pleasanton
San Mateo

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Copy of your child's growth charts (BMI-for-age)
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Patient Services

Parking

Parking at Mount Zion

Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St. and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.

The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum ($12 daily maximum for patients with a valid disabled placard). If you have a valid disabled placard, you may have the parking fee reduced to $6 by obtaining a parking voucher from your clinic or the lobby information desk at 1600 Divisadero Street. Present the voucher, your disabled parking placard and your garage receipt to the cashier.

For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.

The public parking lot at 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.

For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit www.1635divisaderogarage.com.

Other public parking garages are available nearby.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 24

The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.

For more information about Muni, visit www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.

For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.

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Our Team

Daniel Le Grange
Daniel Le Grange,
psychologist
Erin Accurso
Erin Accurso,
psychologist
Sara Buckelew
Dr. Sara Buckelew,
adolescent medicine specialist
Allyn Boone
Allyn Boone,
dietitian
Andrea Garber
Andrea Garber,
pediatric nutritionist
Charles Irwin
Dr. Charles Irwin,
adolescent medicine specialist
Jessica Keyser
Jessica Keyser,
psychologist
Molly Koren
Molly Koren,
social worker
Mark Rubinstein
Dr. Mark Rubinstein,
adolescent medicine specialist