Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh is a specialist child and adolescent mental health hospital for young people aged 11-18 years with either an eating disorder or other mental health diagnosis including pervasive developmental disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.    Within our eating disorder service, we offer inpatient treatment for up to 14 young people with severe Anorexia Nervosa, Atypical Restrictive Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa and related Eating Disorders.  The hospital is set in a rural location to the West of Edinburgh and is 3 miles from the M8 and 4 miles from the M9 motorways.  Edinburgh airport is a 15 minute car journey away. We also provide financial assistance to families for travel and accommodation to make it easier for the young people staying with us to be together with their families or carers on a regular basis through our Family and Carer Connect package. Was this listing helpful? Please let us know.

Referral Criteria & Process

We accept referrals from NHS consultants from all over the UK and sometimes from abroad.  For the majority of our patients, their stay at our hospital is funded by either the NHS in Scotland or NHS England.   For referrals call us on 0330 660 5555 or email Our referrals service is available 24/7 seven days a week.


The Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh has been helping young people with eating disorders since 2003 so we know that while the journey to recovery can be challenging it is possible.  Our eating disorders team is a highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team, allowing individuals and their families access to staff with a variety of skills and professional backgrounds.  Our clinical team is headed by a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and comprises junior doctors, dietitian and chefs, social work assistants, teachers, nurses, health care support workers, a clinical psychologist and assistant and family therapists.  Our specialist treatment programme, tailored to each patient's individual requirements, is one of the leading services of its type in the UK with a proven track record of working successfully with young people, in particular those with the most severe eating disorders.  Our treatment programme emphasises the role that the family plays in helping the young person to recover.  

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Last Updated: 20/02/2018
Availability: Inpatient treatment and care
Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18)
11-18 years
Fees: Yes
Please contact the hospital for more information.
Types of Support:
Face to face
Group/peer support
Types of Service:
Independent Treatment Centre
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT)