Discharge Planning

From the beginning of the treatment experience at McCallum Place we work with you to begin planning for when you discharge and take the next steps in eating disorder recovery. We believe a key part of recovery is having a good discharge plan and this means exploring themes such as your living situation, school and work and support systems. Additionally, we will work with you to have a strong treatment team upon your discharge.

If you had a team prior to coming to treatment we strongly recommend returning to that team upon discharge. If you have a desire to find a new team we will discuss this with you and your current team to identify the best path forward. Throughout your treatment we will be communicating with your team to ease the transition home.

If you do not have a full team when you come to treatment we will assist you in identifying a team of eating disorder professionals who can assist you in your transition back home. We recommend that each individual should have an outpatient team that consists of:

  • Medical providers (this may include both a general doctor and a psychiatrist depending on your needs)
  • Therapist with eating disorder experience
  • Registered dietitian with eating disorder experience

Our staff at McCallum Place will help research providers in your area who are experienced and compassionate professionals who will help you feel supported in this critical transition home.

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.

– 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