Iris Health Clinic

Eating Disorders

Quality & Affordable Eating Disorder Treatment in Waukesha and Milwaukee

Iris Health Clinic (IHC) is a leading provider of Eating Disorder Treatment in Wisconsin. Located in Waukesha and Milwaukee, our affordable treatment program is built on a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment model, and aims to provide healing for individuals suffering from eating disorders and addiction simultaneously. 

At IHC, we are passionate about providing both quality and affordable addiction and mental treatment for individuals and families in Wisconsin. Every day we work hard to prove that we are 100% dedicated to improving the health and well-being of those in

our care through our evidence-based medical and therapeutic approaches. Our compassionate and empathetic therapists are trained to support individuals, couples, and families who are seeking support for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, emotional and mental health issues, eating disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and more.

Addiction & Eating Disorders: Our Integrated and Evidence-Based Treatment Approach

Research shows that substance use problems may begin before or during an eating disorder, or even after recovery. According to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), up to 50% of individuals with eating disorders misused alcohol or illicit drugs, a rate five times higher than the general population. And up to 35% of individuals who misused or were dependent on alcohol or other drugs have also had eating disorders, a rate 11 times greater than the general population. 

The substances most frequently misused by individuals with eating disorders include alcohol, laxatives, emetics, diuretics, amphetamines, heroin, and cocaine. Evidence shows that eating disorders and substance abuse share a number of common risk factors, including brain chemistry, family history, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and social pressures. Other shared characteristics include compulsive behavior, social isolation, and risk for suicide.

As with eating disorders, early intervention of substance use is essential.

IHC’s addiction and eating disorder treatment approach is integrated, meaning our programs combine the use of multiple treatment services in order to offer real recovery solutions to people seeking to transform their overall health and well-being.  Clients will work closely with our qualified staff to develop a customized treatment plan to decide which of our treatment modalities will work best for them. 

Typically, our dual-diagnosis treatment programs are offered on an inpatient level for people who struggle with substance use and at least one other mental health condition or disorder. However, we do offer outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, extended care programs, and more. Our dual diagnosis treatment is built on an integrated approach, meaning our programs combine the use of multiple treatment services in order to treat the whole person, so the mind, the body, and the soul.


We understand that seeking treatment is not easy and the last thing a person needs is to fear is that they will be exposed by treatment staff for doing so. Fortunately, the strict rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are designed to protect patient confidentiality.   We respect these rules and we follow them. Plus, many of our leadership are in recovery and many of our family members, so we know first hand the need to seek treatment for ourselves and our loved ones privately.

Iris Health Clinic is Covered by Most Wisconsin Insurances, including Medicaid

Iris Health Clinic is covered by most insurances, including Medicare, United Health Care, UMR, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, Aetna, Quartz, Forest County Potawatomi, WEA Trust, Cigna, Humana, Exceedent, WPS, and Sanford.

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