Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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McCallum Place Eating Disorder Treatment Center offers options for adolescents with eating disorders.

Lisa Sokolik
Director of Business Development and Strategic Marketing
McCallum Eating Disorder Recovery Centers

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At least 6 percent of youth have an eating disorder, according to figures cited in a recent study. Additionally, more than half of high school girls and 30 percent of high school boys have engaged in disordered eating behaviors, like fasting or taking diet pills, to lose weight. Often when adolescents suffer from eating disorders their families have limited options. In St. Louis, we are fortunate to have a premier treatment center for adolescents with eating disorders located in Webster Groves. McCallum Place, has been treating adolescents, men and women with eating disorders for over ten years.

By combining evidence based-treatment, family therapy and education, McCallum Place addresses the developmental needs of the 11-17 year olds. An experienced staff of nationally recognized medical and psychological professionals, including Clinical Adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, dieticians, family medicine physicians and certified teachers, create an individualized treatment plan for each adolescent. Parent support and education is a key component in the program. School tutoring is provided onsite at no additional charge.

Free assessments are offered for adolescents and their families to determine what level of care best fits the needs of each individual. At McCallum Place, all levels of care, from Family Based outpatient treatment through Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization are available to male and female adolescents. For those with complicating psychiatric illnesses or safety concerns we are able to provide 24 hour supervised care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each individual.

McCallum Place is focused on evidence-based therapies and utilizes DBT and CBT therapies in working with adolescents. Adolescents and family members can expect to meet with a psychiatrist two times a week, therapist three times a week, dietician twice a week and medical doctor once a week during residential care, along with a variety of therapist led groups of their peers. At McCallum Place we are committed to provide strong support for families to encourage full recovery.

Dr. Kimberli McCallum, MD, FAPA, CEDS is the founder and CEO of McCallum Place. She is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and nationally recognized expert in the treatment of eating disorders and serves on the board of directors of the National Eating Disorder Association, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and Missouri Eating Disorder Association. Dr. McCallum received her medical degree from Yale University, completed her adult training at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine where she is currently a faculty member. She is the CEO and Medical Director of McCallum Place, Cedar Springs Austin and The Victory Program at McCallum Place and founder of Webster Wellness Professionals. “We provide evidence-based treatment combined with the highest medical care available and a compassionate and personal touch,” said, Dr. Kimberli McCallum.

For more information about treatment for adolescents please call us at 1-800-828-8158 or visit mccallum.network.wp2.acadiaproduction.com.

Please note: Study referenced is from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Huffington Post on 9/9/13.