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.

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Treatment for Adult Women

Adults pursuing treatment at McCallum Place enjoy the freedom to practice recovery and maintain independence, a combination not typically found in a treatment setting. Our program balances structure and independence helping women build the confidence and skills necessary to let go of their patterns of restrictive eating, binge eating, emotional eating, purging, and compulsive exercise.

Adult women may be admitted to any of our programs or levels of care based on treatment recommendations: 24 hour Residential, Extended Partial Hospital (10 hours per day, up to seven days per week), Traditional Partial Hospital (6 hours per day, up to seven days per week), two levels of Intensive Outpatient Programming, Transitional Living, Aftercare and Support Groups. Adult women participating in our 24 hour residential program have two options for housing; our female only house or our co-ed houses.

What Our Treatment Programs Offer Adult Women:

Board-Certified Psychiatrists
in child, adolescent, and in adult psychiatry on-site at least five days per week to guide treatment of co-occurring conditions, such as OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addictions, PTSD, and depression.

Evaluation & Treatment Of Medical Issues
such as diabetes, IBS, asthma, seizures, reflux, osteoporosis, dehydration, gastroparesis, bradycardia, hypotension, and metabolic disturbances. Cared for on-site by our board-certified primary care physician.

Best Practices & Evidenced-Based Treatment
combining traditional and experiential group and individual psychotherapies teaching cognitive skills, mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation, while also addressing core concerns, such as body image, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and adult development.

Individual Nutritional Support & Meal Coaching
One on one, in groups, cooking classes, self-portioning, and restaurant outings multiple times a week.

Easy Access To World Class Medical & Psychiatric Care
if inpatient stabilization is necessary or should become needed for a brief period of time.

Come in with an open mind and remember your goals, the person you want to be. It’s a second chance at life!

– 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