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.

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McCallum Place – St. Louis, Missouri

We are happy to provide a free and confidential assessment to you or a loved one to determine if treatment would be beneficial. Our intake team consists of educated and experienced eating disorder professionals who are pleased to provide any information to help you make an informed decision about your or your loved one’s health.

Who We Treat

Learn more about who we treat at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO

Adolescents & Children (Ages 10-17)

Programming addresses emotional regulation and building skills to support recovery. Families are integrated into the treatment, including weekly sessions, opportunities to eat with their child and communication with the treatment team. For families using the Family-Based Treatment model, FBT principles are incorporated into treatment.

Students stay up to date with their school through on-site teachers, study time and tutoring.

Adults (Ages 18 and up)

Adults have separate programming and therapy addressing relationships, trauma, coping skills and body-image, increasing self-directedness and the confidence needed to reduce relapse. Family therapy is based on preferences and needs. For students, we work with colleges to create a successful transition plan to return to school.

Athletes (St. Louis only)

Designed specifically for high school, college, elite and professional athletes with eating disorders, The Victory Program at McCallum Place improves the physical and psychological health needed to maximize sport performance. Treatment teams include a sport psychologist, sport dietitian, strength and conditioning coach, physician, and therapists, all who are committed to an athlete’s personal and athletic success.

Residential Program

Residential Program at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO

McCallum Place’s 24 Hour Residential Programs are designed with the exceptional care of each patient in mind, offering a healthy atmosphere of comfort, privacy, and freedom not possible in traditional hospital settings.

Our residential treatment provides intensive therapy, nutritional rehabilitation, round-the-clock support, and medical stabilization in a compassionate and intentional environment.

24 Hour Residential 

  • Admission assessment and ongoing medical support with a board-certified primary care physician
  • Onsite physician, psychiatrists and 24-hour nursing
  • Weekly individual sessions with a child, adolescent or adult board-certified psychiatrist
  • 3 weekly sessions with a therapist or psychologist
  • 2 weekly sessions with a registered dietitian
  • Family therapy, education, and support
  • Multiple daily psychotherapy groups
  • 3 supported meals and 3 snacks daily

In all levels of care, as patients become more confident and comfortable with eating, they progress through our stage system and practice increasing levels of independence.

Our 24 hour, 7 days a week Residential Program is designed for those who need structure and support to restore health, cease food rituals, or stop binge eating or purging behaviors. Residential treatment allows patients to work with a treatment team and have individual sessions with a psychiatrist, therapist, and dietitian along with a variety of therapy groups and supported meals and snacks.

  • Individual sessions with a Psychiatrist, Therapist, and Dietitian weekly
  • Multiple Daily Psychotherapy Groups
  • A weekly Treatment Team Meeting
  • Therapeutic Meals and Snacks
  • Medical Monitoring of Weight and Vital Signs
  • Family Involvement, Education, and Support

Learn More about Residential Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program in St. Louis

The IOP level of care is for individuals needing a more structured program than outpatient therapy alone, but who do not require partial hospitalization.

Our programs are flexible and allow individuals to continue their everyday activities, such as work or school. Patients have the opportunity to practice food preparation, grocery shopping, and eat supported meals at local restaurants.

  • Psychotherapy groups
  • Weight and behavioral monitoring
  • 1 meal per day attended
  • 1 weekly session with psychologist or therapist
  • 1 weekly session with a registered dietitian
  • Bi-weekly session with a psychiatrist

Our 3 hour, 7 days a week Intentisive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for those who need less support or are stepping down from a higher level of care. IOP allows patients to work with a treatment team and have individual sessions with a psychiatrist, therapist, and dietitian along with a variety of therapy groups and supported meals and snacks. Learn More

Age Appropriate Programming

Adolescents and pre-teens have separated group space and access to tutoring while involved in treatment.

Meal therapy: Teens and Parents learn techniques for refeeding and introduction of foods that have been omitted, to reduce rituals and increase flexibility around meals. Dietitians meet regularly with families and the adolescent to provide individualized support focused on specific challenges.

Group therapies: Teens learn skills to help manage emotion and negotiate typical adolescent concerns including peer relationships, school and transition to increasing independence.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in St. Louis, MO

Our 6-hour or 10-hour, 7 days per week Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) are for those individuals needing structure to restore medical stability, change food rituals, or stop eating disorder behaviors. For many, the 10-hour PHP is an alternative to residential care.

  • 1-2 weekly individual sessions with a psychiatrist
  • 2-3 weekly individual therapy sessions
  • 2 weekly sessions with a registered dietitian 
  • Multiple daily psychotherapy groups
  • A weekly treatment team meeting
  • Therapeutic meals and snacks
  • Medical monitoring of labs, weight, and vital signs
  • Family therapy, education, and support
  • The 10-hour program includes 2 meals and 2 snacks
  • The 6-hour program includes 1 meal and 2 snacks

For patients and families who are attending our PHP level of care in St. Louis and need additional support prior to returning home, transitional living housing is available.

PHP allows patients to work with a treatment team and have individual sessions with a psychiatrist, therapist, and dietitian along with a variety of therapy groups and supported meals and snacks.

Our 10 hour & 6 Hour 7 Day a week PHP Includes:

  • Several individual sessions with a Psychiatrist, Therapist, and Dietitian weekly
  • Multiple Daily Psychotherapy Groups
  • A weekly Treatment Team Meeting
  • Therapeutic Meals and Snacks
  • Medical Monitoring of Weight and Vital Signs
  • Family Involvement, Education, and Support
  • The 10 Hour Program includes 2 meals and 2 snacks with 3-5 additional groups daily
  • The 6 Hour Program includes 1 meal and 2 snacks with 3 additional groups daily

Learn More about 6 hour PHP

Learn More about 10 hour PHP

Treatment Services

Eating disorder treatment services offered at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO


Our primary concern is the medical stability of our patients. Under attentive and supportive medical supervision, our patients regain medical stability so that they focus on achieving overall health in regards to their mind, body and spirit. On-site medical staff includes board-certified psychiatrists, a certified nurse practitioner and RNs.


We treat patients and their families with an open heart, respect their potential, and recognize their suffering. We offer a variety of eating disorder therapies including individual psychotherapy and core group therapies. We focus treatment on values, facing fears and developing skills and confidence in relationships and emotional regulation.

Our therapists employ mindfulness-based and evidence-based psychotherapies such as ACT, EMDR, CBT, DBT, FBT and PE. Groups, including art therapy, family dynamics, movement and dance, fitness and yoga, and psychodrama are designed to restore a healthy balance of body, mind and spirit.


Delicious meals and snacks are prepared utilizing local and organic ingredients when available. Our  Registered Dietitians provide nutrition support through individual sessions, groups, cooking classes, self-portioning, and during restaurant outings.

We are conveniently located in the St. Louis suburb of Webster Groves:

231 W. Lockwood Ave. Ste. 201
Webster Groves, MO 63119

McCallum Place addresses all areas of your eating disorder. It’s so important to visit all these areas (physical, mental, emotional, and habitual) to fully understand your eating disorder and how to maintain your personal recovery.

– 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
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • Washington University in St. Louis