Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Clinic (Friendship Heights)
Children’s National Hospital
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?
Service Description
We recognize the complexity in diagnosing and treating eating disorders. Our team emphasizes a personal approach to care that addresses the unique needs of each patient. The clinic’s highly qualified multidisciplinary team includes experts in psychology, medicine, and nutrition to treat the physical and emotional aspects of the disorder, while also educating and empowering patients to live a healthier lifestyle — nurturing a healthy body and mind. Over the course of a few visits, our specialists complete the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan. The evaluation may include diagnostic interviews with the patient and parents, self-report questionnaires, and medical examinations. The frequency of visits is determined by the severity of illness, but most patients begin treatment on a weekly basis and taper that schedule as the condition improves. Patients can also opt into using animal-assisted interventions during evaluations or treatment sessions so patients and families can interact with therapy dogs during visits.
Medicaid / Public Insurance, Private insurance
Always Free?
Financial Aid
Currently Unknown
Service Focus
Eating Disorders
Research-Supported Treatments
Currently Unknown
Medication Management Services?
Age Groups Served
Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens, Children
Specialized Services for Gender Groups
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served
No specialized services
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+
Currently Unknown
Special Groups Served
English, Spanish
Deaf or Hard of hearing, Visually Impaired, Physically Disabled
Yes there is a waitlist
Licensed Providers?
Eligible States
Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia (D.C.)
5028 Wisconsin Ave NW Suites 250 & 310 Washington, District of Columbia 20016
Phone Number
Date Last Updated