Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

About McCallum Place Eating Disorder Treatment Center in St. Louis, MO & Kansas City

McCallum Place is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive eating disorder treatment center for adolescents and adults.

We are unique in that we offer on-site medical and psychiatric management and care combined with intensive individualized psychotherapy, making our center of excellence a great alternative to traditional hospital settings.  We integrate personalized nutritional support and best practices treatment in a real-life, comfortable setting. Our state-of-the-art eating disorder treatment programs and setting are designed to create an environment of structure and support for restorative treatment.

Our eating disorder treatment programs in St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas provide a continuum of care, specialized to provide the right level of support to optimize recovery. Many start with our 24 hour Residential or our signature Extended 10 hour Partial Hospital offered 7 days per week. For those with significant outside support or feeding structure at meals, for optimal recovery we also provide traditional 6 hour Partial Hospital Program and 2 different types of Intensive Outpatient Program. Transitional Living is available for those from out of town to take advantage of our step-down options. Transitional Living has staff support 7 days per week. Family programming and Outpatient Services round out our continuum of care.

Affiliated Research at McCallum Place

As part of our commitment to produce meaningful research that seeks to advance the area of eating disorder prevention and treatment, we have teamed up with external researchers on various projects and studies.

Some areas of study have included: the effectiveness of residential treatment in patients with eating disorders; the role of genetics in Anorexia Nervosa; the role of Leptin in weight restoration; the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in eating disorders; the role of mealtime cognition using ecological momentary assessment technology; and the effectiveness of imaginal exposure therapy in eating anxiety.

Affiliate research partners have included Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis University, the University of Missouri, the University of Louisville, the University of North Carolina, Byrn Mawr College, and the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium.

If you are interested in partnering with McCallum Place to conduct research studies, please contact Karley James, at KJames@McCallumPlace.com. Please note that all studies must have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, must be deemed appropriate by McCallum Place leadership, and must be explicitly specified as optional for all patients.

Come in with an open mind and remember your goals, the person you want to be. It’s a second chance at life!

– A Former Resident
Marks of Quality Care
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Washington University in St. Louis