Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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.
  • 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 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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Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents in St. Louis, MO & Kansas City

McCallum Place provides an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adolescents who have been coping with the symptoms of an eating disorder. Our centers in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, offer comprehensive services and compassionate care to help young people achieve successful long-term recovery from eating disorders and certain co-occurring mental health challenges.

Who We Serve

Admissions criteria for our adolescent IOP at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS

We make all admissions decisions at McCallum Place on an individual basis after our staff conducts a comprehensive assessment of your child’s current medical history and level of need.

At our St. Louis location, we treat adolescents ages 10-17, and at our Kansas City location we treat adolescents ages 12-17 who have an eating disorder as their primary diagnosis. We can also provide care for young people who are struggling with certain co-occurring mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and non-suicidal self-harm.

Our IOP admissions policy is similar to that of our PHP. We accept adolescents who are stepping down to our IOP after completing a higher level of care, as well as those who are entering care directly at the IOP level.

We are unable to provide care for young people who are struggling with substance use disorders and are in need of detoxification services. If we determine that a dual diagnosis facility might be a better fit for your child’s needs, we will work with your family to make the appropriate referral to a trusted provider.

Our goal at McCallum Place is to ensure that every young person who comes to us for care receives the programming and services that are most beneficial for their unique situation, even if that means referring them to a different facility.

If you’d like more information on whether your child might benefit from the programming and services at McCallum Place, please contact our admissions team directly. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you might have about our intensive outpatient program or any other services at our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas.

How We Help Adolescents

Features of the adolescent IOP at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at McCallum Place offers fewer hours of care than our partial hospitalization program (PHP), providing adolescents with a strong therapeutic component while allowing them a greater degree of independence.

The IOP at our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, might be a good fit for a young person if they don’t need the acute level of care of a residential program or PHP but could still benefit from a more structured environment with more intensive therapeutic interventions.

Like the other levels of care that we provide at McCallum Place, our IOP features personalized planning and various evidence-based therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities to help young people heal from eating disorders and coexisting mental health challenges.

The IOP at our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, features treatment modalities including trauma-informed crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, somatic experiencing (SE), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Your child may experience these treatment modalities and others through daily group therapy sessions, during which they will engage in relapse prevention, experience exposure therapy, and learn healthy meal-planning skills. They will also have the opportunity to discuss any topics they might not feel comfortable bringing up in group therapy during their weekly individual therapy sessions.

Depending on each young person’s individualized care plan, they may also participate in various experiential therapies three times a week, such as yoga, fitness classes, and dance. We offer family therapy sessions if patients or families request to meet with a therapist, and we provide basic medical care and medication management services to ensure that each adolescent who comes to us for support receives care that results in the best outcome possible.

Benefits of Treatment

Benefits for adolescents who receive comprehensive care for eating disorders at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS

The recovery needs of adolescents differ from those of adults, which is why it’s so important for your child to receive specialized care for the eating disorder they are struggling with. When young people receive care at McCallum Place, they benefit from support from professionals who are experienced in working with adolescents who are suffering from the symptoms of eating disorders and various co-occurring mental health conditions.

One of the immediate benefits of seeking care at McCallum Place is that your child reduces their immediate risk of harm and can start to heal from any damage they might have experienced from living with an eating disorder. The sooner a young person seeks care for the eating disorder they are struggling with, the lower their risk of experiencing any long-term effects.

We understand that recovery is often a long journey, and your child’s time in our IOP in St. Louis, Missouri, or Kansas City, Kansas, may just be one step toward better health. We will work collaboratively with you and your child to ensure that you experience continued success in the long term.

If you have any questions about how your child might benefit from the IOP at McCallum Place, please contact us directly. A knowledgeable member of our staff can answer any questions you might have to help you make the best decision for an adolescent in your care.

McCallum Place addresses all areas of your eating disorder. It’s so important to visit all these areas (physical, mental, emotional, and habitual) to fully understand your eating disorder and how to maintain your personal recovery.

– 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