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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Alumni Testimonials & Reviews of McCallum Place

Hear from our alumni and their family and friends who experienced what treatment is like at McCallum Place. Our hope is that you find these reviews and testimonials to be helpful in your search for finding the best fit for you or a loved one.

“After my daughter was misdiagnosed by her pediatrician and another mental healthcare professional, we were very lucky to find McCallum Place.  They provided specialized, comprehensive eating disorders treatment that I believe saved my daughter’s life.  Thanks to the many levels of treatment available my daughter was able to step down to lower levels of treatment in a supportive, positive way.  She’s now been recovered for five years and continues to grow stronger every year.  We are so grateful to McCallum Place’s commitment to eating disorders treatment and their well trained, compassionate team of eating disorders specialists for giving our daughter tools for recovery and for life.” – Annie Seal, Parent, Current President of Missouri Eating Disorder Association

“Dr. Kim McCallum is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of eating disorders. But most important to me is the fact that she saved our daughter’s life. She also did an excellent job of educating us and our daughter about eating disorders. This was so important because at that time there was not much available on the internet. I have always marveled at Dr. McCallum’s ability to fulfill the many obligations of her busy schedule and still take time to listen to and talk with her patients and their families. We are so fortunate to have such excellent treatment resources here in St. Louis.” – Judy Clifford, Parent

“Dr. McCallum is an amazing woman who really takes the time to get to know each client on an individual level.”  -SC, Age 19

“McCallum Place saved my life.” – H.L., Age 33

“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.”

“I really appreciate that the staff validates my thoughts and feelings before trying to work on them. They don’t just say ‘that’s irritational, just stop!’”

“I would recommend McCallum Place to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. The staff taught me life skills essential to my physical and emotional survival. The care I received and the groups provided were phenomenal. McCallum Place saved my life. I truly believe recovery is possible.”

“Come to McCallum! I’ve had such wonderful experiences here and it has helped me so much. An unbelievable place and staff that treats you like a human, not a patient.”

“Excellent facility that helps you find that true balance again.”

“McCallum Place is a great treatment facility.”

“During the hardest times of your life McCallum Place is very comforting and you feel like you’re at home and you’re truly cared for.”

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

“McCallum Place is trustworthy and they know what they’re doing, and they’ll help you through all of your battles if you let them.”

“As painful as it is to be here and do what they’re asking, I don’t think I’d be able to do it without the McCallum Place support. You don’t have to know how to fix it, just be willing to listen and try their suggestions.”

“My therapist was absolutely wonderful! She was truly an angel in my life.”– KE, age 21

“I had not found a therapist who ‘got it’ until I came to McCallum place.” – ES, age 26

“I am living on my own again, and doing well.” – LC, age 24

“The weeks [I spent] in Residential and PHP were exactly what I needed to get my eating disorder (ED) under control. I’m finally starting to feel normal after years of battling with my ED…could not have done it without McCallum. Thank you!” – KT, age 38

I had not found a therapist who 'got it' until I came to McCallum place.

– ES, age 26
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