McCallum Place provides a comprehensive partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adolescents ages 10-17 who have been struggling with eating disorders. Our centers in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, offer a safe and supportive environment for young people to receive personalized care and the support they need to successfully recover from eating disorders and certain co-occurring mental health challenges.
Admissions criteria for adolescent PHP at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS
The McCallum Place adolescent PHP provides personalized, intensive support to male and female adolescents ages 10-17 whose lives have been disrupted by eating disorders. We strive to help all patients return to a point where they can enjoy meaningful relationships, succeed in school, and have a healthy relationship with food and their body.
Our wide-ranging services include specialized care for adolescents who are struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED) as a primary diagnosis. McCallum Place’s adolescent PHP also provides help for those who are suffering from certain co-occurring mental or behavioral health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and self-harm.
Typical length of stay in the adolescent PHP at McCallum Place is four to eight weeks. Potential patients can enter this program without completing a higher level of care at our facility, or they may step down to the PHP level after completing residential care.
When choosing McCallum Place for your child’s recovery from an eating disorder, you will be involved every step of the way. Our staff will consult with you on all major decisions and encourage you to remain an active positive presence in your child’s life while they walk the path toward recovery.
Eating disorder programming options for adolescent PHP at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS
McCallum Place offers two levels of care within the partial hospitalization program at our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. Both involve full days of care without a residential component, and we consider it critical to determine the right level of support for each adolescent patient who enters our program.
All of our adolescent patients will attend individual therapy two to three times per week, family therapy once per week, and group therapy multiple times per day. Our sessions, groups, and supported meals take place at our adolescent therapy suites, which include several group and community areas, an art therapy area, a tutoring room, an intimate dining room, and an on-site full-service kitchen.
Six-hour PHP – This traditional partial hospitalization program provides support for six hours per day (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) for up to seven days per week.
This level of care includes:
- Monitored weight and vital signs
- Supported a.m. snack
- Supported lunch and post-meal therapy
- Supported p.m. snack
- Highly individualized weekly treatment planning
- Groups and fitness activities with eating disorder experts
- Close medical monitoring by registered nurses
- Family therapy and education for loved ones/families
- Weekly family support group facilitated by members of the clinical leadership team
- Monthly Family Day with our treatment team experts
- Updates and reviews to your insurance company regarding progress, up to four times per week
- Weekly to biweekly psychiatrist appointments and treatment of co-occurring disorders
- Weekly physician appointments and close medical monitoring (St. Louis only)
- Blood draws on-site (St. Louis only)
- Tube feeding available and may be placed on-site by our medical team for patients in need of extra calories and support
10-hour PHP – This is our signature level of care, offering patients complete individual treatment, two meals, two snacks, and a high level of nursing and therapy support. McCallum Place recommends our 10-hour PHP for most adolescent patients who have severe symptoms or those who require significant support to change their eating behavior. This extended adolescent PHP takes place from 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. for up to seven days a week.
This level of care includes every feature from our six-hour PHP, along with:
- Supported dinner and post-meal therapy
- Two individual dietitian sessions per week
- Weekend outings
Short and long-term benefits of adolescent PHP at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS
For every patient who enters our doors at McCallum Place, the focus is on supporting real-life recovery. This is particularly true for our adolescent patients, who are experiencing the stress and strain of an eating disorder amid what’s often a turbulent time in a young person’s life.
At our adolescent PHP, your child will be under the care of a team of compassionate, experienced professionals. As soon as your child enters our program, they will be at a reduced risk for harm to themselves and can begin to heal from any previously inflicted damage.
We understand that the road to recovery from any eating disorder is fraught with challenges. The time that your child spends in our care will be just one small stretch of that highway toward health. We’ll work hand in hand with you and your child to make sure that everyone is set up for both short- and long-term success after leaving our facility.
When your child is ready to leave our adolescent PHP, we’ll provide a detailed discharge plan. The discharge planning process starts as soon as any adolescent begins to receive eating disorder care at McCallum Place and ensures that we can provide the referrals and resources that will best support your child and your family in the days, weeks, and months to come.
Our research has found that treatment at McCallum Place improves our patients’ struggles not only with eating disorders, but also with anxiety, depression, and quality of life. When you choose our adolescent PHP, you can rest easy knowing that your child will get the very best quality of care on their journey toward being a healthier, happier person.