Eating Disorders Service - Illawarra

Overview

What the service is

The Eating Disorders Service (EDS) is a specialised eating disorders service that offers tertiary, outpatient treatment to individuals and their families, aged 12 years and above who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and other eating disorders.

What we do

The EDS can provide:

  • assessments,
  • ongoing individual counselling,
  • nutrition counselling,
  • support for sufferers and carers,
  • information about eating disorders, and
  • community activities to promote healthy body image.

All clients of the service are requested to be assessed by their doctor.

In regards to therapy, both psychological and dietetic intervention specific to the treatment of eating disorders is provided to consumers of the EDS.

How to access this service

Referrals to the Mental Health Service are by calling:

Mental Health Line 1800011511

Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone access service.

If it is an emergency call: 000

Contact Information

1-5 Atchison Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Downstairs (of Community Mental Health)
1800 011 511

Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays): 8:30am to 5:00pm

How to get there

You can drive or use public transport. The nearest train station is Wollongong Railway Station, and buses service the area. The building is at the corner of Atchison and Burelli Streets, Wollongong.

Parking

Parking in the area is paid or time-limited street parking, or free or paid local parking lots.

Advice for disabled to get to the service

There is a ramp from the public footpath to the front door. Ask for further advice when you make your appointment.