The Renfrew Center

By The Fix staff 08/26/17

The Renfrew Center is a network of treatment facilities that provide all encompassing treatment for those struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. 

The Renfrew Center
Location : 475 Spring Lane Philadelphia, PA19128 7700 Renfrew Lane Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Phone : 1-800-RENFREW
Price : Call for Pricing
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Introduction and Basic Services

The Renfrew Center is a behavioral health network that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and related mental health issues for female adolescent and adult clients. Founded in 1985, there are two Renfrew residential facilities located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Coconut Creek, Florida, which is 40 miles north of Miami. Joint-Commission accredited, the organization also operates 16 outpatient locations across the country. Renfrew offers a full range of treatment options for adolescent and adult women, including residential, day treatment, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and outpatient care.

Facility and Meals

Renfrew believes that a warm, nurturing environment is a key aspect for the recovery of its clients. To this end, residents at the Philadelphia facility stay in a luxury estate situated on 27 acres of beautiful wooded surroundings. With up to 58 clients at a time, the flagship facility offers a communal atmosphere. The Coconut Creek residential facility is similar in decor and amenities, and can accommodate 40 clients. The bedrooms are shared and equipped with two twin-sized beds and storage space. Allowing a personal touch, residents are encouraged to post their goals over their bed. Residents enjoy spacious floor plans, including plenty of relaxing lounge areas and common living rooms equipped with lush furnishings and TV. There are plenty of therapy rooms and a large, fully-stocked kitchen.

A major aspect of recovery is re-establishing a positive relationship with food. To this end, residents take increased responsibility for preparing meals as the program progresses. Both locations employ an on-site culinary team that includes dieticians and chefs. The team prepares three meals a day and snacks are always available.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Before admission, clients undergo an assessment to assist in creating their customized treatment program. The importance of a truly collaborative relationship between clients and their therapy is rooted in the philosophy at Renfrew. As the facility specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, those clients in need of detox for substance abuse must do so elsewhere before returning for residential treatment.

Renfrew implements an approach to eating disorder treatment that combines evidence-based therapies with experiential methods. Clients participate in individual, group and family therapy, all of which utilize therapies like CBT, DBT, MET and relapse prevention.

In addition, the facilities provide yoga, mindfulness training, art therapy and dance. Renfrew offers nutrition and cooking education as well as body image support groups. In addition, residents interested in 12-step support receive referrals following their discharge from treatment. Both facilities provide religion-specific programs as well as plenty of aftercare options in the form of outpatient and transitional living houses.

The Renfrew staff at both residential locations is comprised of physicians, psychologists, therapists, eating disorder specialists, dieticians, licensed social workers and a nursing staff. Medication management is also available for those with co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Bonus Amenities

Both the Philadelphia and Coconut Creek locations boast beautiful environments and experiential activities. The Philadelphia facility includes a therapeutic maze situated on the grounds behind the estate. There are walking paths and plenty of quiet areas for meditation and self-reflection.


The Renfrew Center is a network of treatment facilities that provide all encompassing treatment for those struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. The programs are individualized and innovative, with a particular focus placed on experiential therapies and improving the client’s relationship with food. Though lengths of stay may vary depending on the insurance, there is no arguing that The Renfrew Center is a great option for female adolescent and adult clients seeking care for eating disorders.

The Renfrew Center

475 Spring Lane

Philadelphia, PA19128

7700 Renfrew Lane

Coconut Creek, FL 33073


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