Treatment centres

The following treatment centres have either in-patient, out-patient (or both) facilities in South Africa.


Treatment centres

Location Name Contact details Website
Johannesburg Crescent Clinic Telephone: 011 792 9400
E-mail: admissions@crescentclinic.co.za
Crescent Clinic
  • Private Clinic (Medical Aid and copayment required-call with queries)
  • In-Patient Programme
  • Out-Patient Programme (The Conquering Eating Disorder Group: a 3 month programme including two groups per week and individual therapy)
  • Programmes treat the following: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, Binge Eating Disorder

The innovative programme run at Crescent Clinic in Randburg includes psychotherapy, family therapy (if relevant), a clinical dietician who creates an individual meal plan for each patient, art therapy, group therapy, body image groups, relaxation and exercises. The team is made up of an occupational therapist, clinical psychologists, support counselor, psychiatrist, GP, addictions counselor, social worker and a personal trainer, all of whom are specialized in working with Eating Disorders. The programmes offered are aimed at helping patients feel safe with food and dealing with the underlying issues that they experience. Progress is not determined by weight, but rather on emotional and psychological factors. Any queries about the programme can be directed to Linde Viviers.

Johannesburg Tara hospital Telephone: 011 535 3000 Tara H. Moross
  • Government clinic
  • In-patient anorexia
  • In-patient bulimia
  • Tara runs a behavioural eating-disorders programme, in which weight gain for anorexia, and a return to normal eating patterns are the central focus. Admission for the programme now has to be conducted via government hospitals with psychiatric facilities. Those who are based in Tara's surrounding areas, can be seen in the out-patient facility for admission assessment.
Cape Town Crescent Clinic Telephone: 021 762 7666 Crescent Clinic CT
  • Private Clinic (Medical Aid and copayment required-call with queries)
  • In-Patient Programme
  • Out-Patient Programme
    Crescent Clinic in Cape Town provides a holistic, multi-disciplinary team to treat a range of eating disorders.