Castlewood at The Highlands Makes Eating Disorder Recovery More Accessible Through Expanded Insurance Options

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Castlewood at The Highlands is now in-network with Humana and Beacon Health—making eating disorder treatment more accessible than ever.

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Ultimately, our hope is that those who need care for an eating disorder or co-occurring condition can get it—that cost will never keep them away from a lifetime of wellness and recovery.

Eating disorders impact millions of Americans—including people spanning all genders, ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Lifelong recovery is possible through clinical treatment, yet all too often treatment can seem elusive and unattainable—either due to stigma or simply due to costs. Castlewood at The Highlands, an eating disorder treatment center located in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking to change that. In an effort to make their services more widely attainable to those who need them, The Highlands has become an in-network partner with Humana and Beacon Health Options/ Value Options Insurance.

“These new contracts will allow more clients to access our comprehensive treatment programs,” Ronda Cannon, Executive Director of Castlewood at The Highlands said. “Castlewood advocates for our clients and their families and has a strong desire to provide affordable treatment. By working together with insurance providers more individuals who suffer from eating disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions have access to quality care.”

Through these expanded insurance options, the Castlewood team will be able to invite more clients to seek the treatment they need. This includes treatment for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders, and beyond. Many clients who struggle with eating disorders also battle against co-occurring conditions such as depression, anxiety or even substance abuse, and Castlewood provides treatment and therapy for these individuals, as well.

The Castlewood staff has long sought to make payment for these treatment services as easy and as flexible as possible, and—with client consent—works closely with insurance carriers to determine the full extent of available benefits. The admissions team can also provide insight into making treatment affordable through out of network payment.

“Ultimately, our hope is that those who need care for an eating disorder or co-occurring condition can get it—that cost will never keep them away from a lifetime of wellness and recovery,” Cannon said.


Castlewood Treatment Centers’ mission is to help people with all types of eating disorders transform to healthier lives by offering comprehensive treatment in an environment promoting compassion, respect, and empowerment. Our staff is relentlessly dedicated to unconditional advocacy for our clients. Our program offers in-depth psychotherapy and marries evidence based treatment with innovative excellence. We provide unique family support and programming along with a comprehensive alumni program. Our two year outcome study results show statistically significant improvement by the time of discharge across a range of symptoms and 94.5% of clients would recommend our centers. In addition to facilities in St. Louis, Castlewood has affiliate facilities in Monterey, CA and Birmingham, AL. Each facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and St. Louis is also accredited by CARF. More information about the Birmingham location, Castlewood at the Highlands, is available at

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