Optum shutters eating disorder clinics

Several Optum-owned eating disorder clinics are set to close. 

Moss Beach, Calif.-based Cielo House, Cordova, Tenn.-based Fairhaven Treatment Center, and Jacksonville Beach, Fla.-based Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center, owned by Refresh Mental Health Group, will close, an Optum spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. A fourth clinic, Appleton, Wis.-based Evolve Healing, closed Dec. 1, according to its website. 

"Refresh Mental Health is continuously reviewing our services and operations to ensure they serve the needs of our clients, communities and business. In response to local market conditions, we have made the decision to close these facilities," the spokesperson said. 

Clinical leadership at the sites are working to notify patients and support care transitions, the spokesperson said. 

"Behavioral care is a core part of our care model, and we continue to grow our network of behavioral health providers and the number of patients we serve year over year," the spokesperson said. "We remain focused on increasing access to behavioral services as vital to deliver holistic, high-quality care and to advancing the integration of physical and behavioral health across our service to deliver more comprehensive, whole-person care." 

Optum acquired Refresh Mental Health from private equity firm Kelso & Company in 2022. The group has over 300 locations in 37 states, according to its website.  

Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, is the largest employer of physicians in the U.S. 

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