Admissions Process for McCallum Place Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

McCallum Place offers free and confidential evaluations either by phone or in person with our admissions clinicians. If you are considering getting help, take the first step in your journey to recovery, please call 1-800-828-8158. Assessments can generally be completed within 48 business hours and are scheduled between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. We accept most insurance plans and are experienced at negotiating single case agreements.

What needs to be provided to an admissions clinician?

Prior to admission, you will need to provide the following by fax or in person to an Admissions Clinician:

  1. Complete an admissions evaluation with us. We will review your current concerns and struggles as well as past treatments, goals, and psychiatric history. This interview takes about one hour and will also give you an opportunity to decide if McCallum Place fits your needs.
  2. You will also need to complete the following medical tests within seven days of admission: blood work, including: Complete Blood Count (CBC), Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP), magnesium phosphorus, and a pregnancy test (if you are a female patient of child bearing age; urinalysis; TB test if not done in the previous year; and a 12 lead EKG).
  3. A complete physical exam and medical history. Simply download and print off the form below and take to your physician. This physical exam should include a morning weight in gown, height, and postural vital signs. For McCallum Place St. Louis, please fax results to 314-968-1901.
  4. Regarding Allergies: Please provide documentation of any known food and/or medication allergies should we need to prepare prior to admission.
  5. A Hepatitis A shot is recommended for those considering our transition apartments (St. Louis only).
  6. Adolescents: Obtain your growth chart from your pediatrician and fax to us or bring upon admission.

Click below to download the Medical/History and Physical Form:

Click below to download the Release of Information Form:

What is the treatment criteria?

We use the following criteria to determine whether treatment at McCallum Place may be suitable:

  • Those not making progress in outpatient treatment
  • Willing to accept care and eating disorder treatment voluntarily
  • Those who could benefit from group and or family treatment to supplement individual work
  • Patients with anorexia nervosa who require supported meals to make change
  • Patients needing a structured environment to restore weight
  • Patients who need support to challenge established food rituals and habits
  • Patients requiring tube supplements and do not have the autonomy to eat enough on their own
  • Patients with Bulimia, binge eating or purging, who are motivated to change but have been unable to do so without structured support
  • Patients who need supervision to prevent weight loss due to compulsive exercise strategies
  • Those in need of longer term treatment to stabilize recovery after short term residential or inpatient treatment

How soon can admission be arranged?

Generally, as soon as you or your loved one desires. The first step is making a call to schedule your pre-admission assessment. Simply call (314) 968-1900 and ask for Liz, Jessica, or Sarah. We also will need you to obtain recent Labs and an EKG for our physician to review for all incoming patients. Please see above for specific items required prior to admission.

What is the typical length of stay at McCallum Place?

Patients stay an average of six weeks. Length of stay is determined based on patient need and is graduated according to his or her progress. Level of care is assessed many times throughout the week and adjusted accordingly if needed.

Are there tutors to help with my school work?

Yes! Adolescents in Residential or PHP programming are provided with individual tutoring by licensed teachers four hours per week. There is also built in time during treatment to complete homework assignments. There is no additional charge for this service.

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!

– 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
  • Washington University in St. Louis