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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults in St. Louis, MO & Kansas City

Patients will be responsible for practicing eating dinners and breakfast at home.  This is an excellent option for patients with significant outside support, high confidence in their ability to challenge fears or those stepping down from a higher level of care.

Our partial hospitalization programs are offered up to seven days per week, Monday through Sunday, at our St. Louis and Kansas City locations. Depending on the patient’s medical stability and treatment needs, they will be placed in either the Extended PHP (10 hours a day, 9:30am-7:30pm) or the Traditional PHP (6 hours a day, 9:30am-3:30pm) level of programming.

For Adults

Patients who receive care in our Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) will have individual sessions, groups, and supported meals at our Adult Therapy Suites.  The Adult Therapy Suites boast several group and community areas, along with an art therapy room, a room designed for movement and yoga, a dining room and an onsite full service kitchen.

Traditional 6-hour (PHP)

The Traditional Partial Hospital Program provides support for 6 hours per day and up to seven days per week. Unlike other partial hospital programs, we can offer structure at this level up to 42 hours per week. This level of care includes:

  • Monitored weight and vital signs. Vitals are obtained at least once per day or more per physician’s orders.
  • Supported AM snack
  • Support lunch and post meal therapy
  • Supported PM snack
  • Highly individualized weekly treatment planning
  • Three individual counseling and/or family sessions per week
  • One individual dietitian session per week
  • Close medical monitoring by registered nurses
  • Groups and fitness activities with various eating disorders specialists (see group schedule below for more)
  • Family Therapy and Education for loved ones
  • Weekly Family Support Group facilitated by members of our clinical leadership team
  • Monthly Family Day with Dr. Kim McCallum, MD and other treatment team experts
  • Updates and reviews to your insurance company regarding progress one to four times per week, per your insurance company’s request, submitting claims, and helping pursue reimbursement.
  • Weekly to Bi-Weekly Psychiatrist appointments and treatment of any co-occurring issues (separate fee; submitted to your insurance)
  • Weekly physician (St. Louis location only) appointments and close medical monitoring (separate fee; submitted to your insurance)
  • Blood draws on site (St. Louis location only; for a small fee or may be reimbursable by insurance)
  • Tube feeding is available and may be placed on site by our medical team for patients in need of extra calories and support. (separate fee; submitted to your insurance)

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