Walden Inpatient Unit in Waltham

The first and only dedicated eating disorder inpatient unit in the state, our inpatient unit is located on the fifth floor of Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham. At this level of care, our compassionate support professionals are focused on medical stabilization and behavior interruption. We welcome teens and adults of all genders and accept most major insurances including many Medicare and Medicaid plans. You will have the opportunity to take part in treatment groups that might include pet therapy, art therapy, coached meals and other evidence-based interventions proven to help support your recovery. Dedicated to nurturing an environment of safety, inclusivity and empathy, our team looks forward to helping you on your path toward healing.

Walden Behavioral Care is contracted with most major insurance companies. Learn more today.

Bob Keane, Ph.D., LICSW
Program Director
I’ve been part of the Walden family for over seven years and remain truly inspired by all of the wonderfully talented and brilliant people I have had the opportunity to meet over the years. Our compassionate and experienced care professionals on the inpatient unit will honor your unique healing journey and be here to support you every step of the way. If you are wondering if treatment is for you, I would say that if you commit to recovery with your whole heart, your life can be more fulfilling than you ever thought possible.
Christina Brothers
Assistant Program Director
Since starting at Walden over ten years ago, my passion for helping people with eating disorders get the specialized care that they deserve has grown. Our staff is experienced in supporting every aspect of your recovery including your medical, nutritional, psychological and spiritual needs. We provide affirming and compassionate care for all individuals in need of more intensive support for their unique medical and psychological needs. If you are considering treatment, my advice is to take your healing process one step at a time. Start with a phone call, work up to an evaluation and take the leap of faith to enter commit fully to getting the help you deserve. Recovery will be worth all the hard work and courage that it took to get there.
What We Offer
This level of care is best suited for adults in need of highly structured, 24-hour medical and psychological monitoring. We work toward medical and psychological stabilization and help you to establish treatment plans and recovery goals as you transition to lower levels of care.
Ideal for teens in need of medical stabilization and highly structured 24-hour support, this program introduces aspects of Family-Based Treatment (FBT) while providing medical and psychological stabilization.
Click here to learn more about programs at our other Massachusetts locations.
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Walden Behavioral Care
9 Hope Avenue
Suite 500
Waltham, MA 02453-2711
Admissions: 888-305-2997
Phone: 781-647-6700
Who We Treat
Who We Treat - All Genders
Who we treat - All Ages
Our Locations
In Massachusetts, we offer all levels of specialized eating disorder care for children, teens and adults of all genders and their families with care facilities conveniently located near Boston – one of the nation’s leading hubs of medical and clinical innovation. Explore our locations in Massachusetts.
Our expanding presence in the state includes the only state-of-the-art acute care hospital, one of few in the country, dedicated to the treatment and medical management of eating disorders. We offer day and evening programs for adults and adolescents of all genders and their families across our three locations. Discover healing at our Connecticut locations.
We support the vibrant and diverse communities in the Atlanta area and surrounding states by offering specialized eating disorder support at varying levels of care for adolescents and adults of all genders and their families. Learn about our sites in Georgia.
Walden Stories
Ben’s Road Toward Recovery

Professional cyclist Ben Frederick developed an eating disorder when he was forced to stop competing after being thrown from his bike during a race resulting in a traumatic brain injury. Ben shares his story of perseverance and strength as he learned to navigate the road to a full life in recovery.

Coming Out Day

As proud allies, we are proud to foster a community, both for our patients and our employees, that values inclusivity and diversity. For this year’s “National Coming Out Day” some of our amazing employees decided to share their coming out stories in order to help others feel comfortable in doing so for themselves.

Walden on Gratitude

This year marks Walden Behavioral Care’s 15th Anniversary. Our staff came together to reflect on what makes working at Walden, and with you, so special.

What people are saying about us this month.

The most helpful part of my experience at Walden was: all the staff’s support. I truly felt they cared and were invested in helping me make progress in my recovery.
I am leaving Walden with a happy heart and hope for the future; the second part of my journey has begun.
Sophie, age 20
93% of clients said they would recommend Walden to a friend or family member in need
I appreciated having someone to listen to me because at home I feel and fear that no one is willing to listen to any concerns, anxieties, and apprehensions.
Because of the love and support from Walden, I am now starting to believe for myself that life can be better.
Mike, age 59
87% of clients said their eating disorder has moved further into recovery since they started at Walden
What’s New
About Walden
Walden Behavioral Care is a rapidly-growing, national mental health care system specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. We are one of the only organizations committed to serving individuals of all genders and eating disorder diagnoses at all levels of care. We currently have 15 locations across New England and Georgia and have spent the past 15 years utilizing our evidence-based, personalized approach to treatment to help more than 20,000 people on their road to recovery. Based out of Waltham, MA, we employ more than 450 employees who are dedicated to supporting individuals living with eating disorders in accessing the care they need and deserve.