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

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Monthly Archives: February 2012

NEDA Week Activity: Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful eating practices are effective in eliminating binge eating and helping one build a healthy relationship with food. By noticing and appreciating the flavors, textures, colors, aromas and anticipation of that next bite the experience of eating can become a pleasurable one — free of guilt and shame. Start small- challenge yourself to start each meal today by … Read More

What does it mean if a program says they “do Dialectical Behavior Therapy”?

We recently came across an article which asked the question, What does it mean if a program says they “do Dialectical Behavior Therapy”? The multidisciplinary team at McCallum Place’s outpatient clinic, Webster Wellness Professionals, offers the only specialized Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services for disordered eating in the state that have been certified by the Missouri Department … Read More

Washington University Student Group Hosts Eating Disorders Event “My Body, My Self” on 2/22

The Washington University student group Reflections seeks to promote positive body image and eating disorder education on its St. Louis campus. Reflections will kick off their eating disorders awareness week by hosting inspiring speaker, Caroline Rothstein, on February 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is open to the public! February 22nd: Caroline Rothstein … Read More

McCallum Place and Webster Wellness Professionals Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

McCallum Place Eating Disorders Treatment Programs, and its outpatient clinic for obesity and eating disorders, Webster Wellness Professionals, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes McCallum Place’s dedication … Read More

Become An Activist: Make Your Voice Heard at the 4th Annual Eating Disorders Awareness Day

The 4th Annual Eating Disorders Awareness Day will take place on February 22 at the Missouri Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, MO. Advocators will focus on educating legislators on the facts about eating disorders, and try to end the discrimination and limited access to treatment. Email star@myneda.org to register, or read more about how to … Read More

Mantras for Motivation

Contributed by Erin Connelly, SLU Dietetics Student at McCallum Place Sometimes we just need an extra push to get us back on track to acheive our goals. Below are Mantras for Motivation that can give you the jumpstart you’ve been looking for! 1.       “Just believe” – Researchers have found participants who went into an activity believing they would do … Read More