Discharge/Aftercare

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.

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.

– 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