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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Housing Options

Living in a safe, comfortable, and supportive place can have a significant positive impact on a person’s life during and after their time in treatment for an eating disorder. At McCallum Place in St. Louis, Missouri, we offer a variety of housing options for adults and adolescents who are receiving residential or outpatient services with us.

Housing options for McCallum Place patients in St. Louis include the following:

McCallum Place

Our residential treatment center in St. Louis, Missouri, is an inviting, nonhospital environment that features offices, group rooms, art rooms, common areas, dining areas, a fully functioning gym, and comfortable patient rooms. Adults age 18 and older who take part in residential care live at this location, where they can benefit from 24/7 monitoring and support.

Kirkwood House

Adolescents ages 10-17 who participate in residential care for eating disorders at our St. Louis center reside at Kirkwood House during nontreatment hours. Kirkwood House is a welcoming home in a quiet neighborhood just minutes away from our treatment facility. While they are at Kirkwood House, adolescents are under the constant supervision of experienced professionals.

Traditional Housing

Patients who are participating in traditional or extended partial hospitalization programming (PHP) at our St. Louis location may choose to reside in our transitional housing during nontreatment hours. The transitional housing option is ideal for patients who do not live in the St. Louis area, as well as for those who would prefer to reside in an environment that may allow them to focus more completely on their treatment. Our transitional housing residence is located in a pleasant residential neighborhood, next door to Kirkwood House and just minutes away from our treatment center.

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
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • Washington University in St. Louis