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

Free Confidential Eating Disorder Assessment

If you are in a state of crisis or need immediate help for any reason, please refrain from filling out this assessment and call 911. If you feel that you are a danger to yourself, please refrain from filling out this assessment and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This online Eating Disorder assessment takes approximately five minutes and will provide general feedback when completed. Please note that this assessment is not a formal diagnostic tool and should not be interpreted as such. This assessment is free and can be taken anonymously, if you choose.

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions provided, it is highly recommended that you contact the staff at McCallum Place or another qualified healthcare provider. If you would prefer to be contacted by the staff at McCallum Place, please leave your contact information in the space provided at the end of this assessment. Please note that by leaving your information, you consent to allow McCallum Place to use this information to contact you. Any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose to not leave your information, the staff at McCallum Place will not contact you.

If you answer “no” to the questions provided, you are still encouraged to reach out to the staff at McCallum Place or another qualified healthcare provider for a detailed evaluation of your risk for Eating Disorder.

1. Do you ever find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time thinking about food?

2. Do you ever find that much of your day is spent thinking about or obsessing over your weight and/or body shape?

3. Do you feel afraid of gaining weight?

4. Have you lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time?

5. Do you believe that you may have lost control over how much and how often you eat?

6. Do you ever restrict your food intake or overeat to the point of sickness?

7. Have you ever made yourself vomit or consumed laxatives, diuretics, or other substances as a means of eliminating food from your body?

8. Do you ever consume a large amount of food in one sitting and then feel guilty about it?

9. Do you isolate yourself from others when eating?

10. Do you believe that you may have lost control over how long or how often you exercise?

11. Do you feel anxious if you are unable to exercise?

12. Have you lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time?

13. Do you continue to believe that you are fat, even when others tell you that you are thin?

14. Do you have rituals regarding the food you eat? For example, do you feel the need to measure the amount of food you are consuming, cut your food into little pieces, count the numbers of bites you take, etc. ?

15. Do you feel fatigued most of the time, regardless of how much sleep you get?

16. Have you ever had thoughts of harming yourself or taking your own life?

Thank you for taking McCallum Place's Eating Disorder Screening.

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Disclaimer: McCallum Place disclaims any liability, loss, or risk sustained as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of these assessments.