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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24 Hour Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Our 24 hour Residential Program

Our residential programs are designed for those needing personal care, structure and support in order to recover from eating disorder behaviors that have somehow disrupted an individual’s quality of life.

With supervision and medical monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week, residential care serves as an alternative to hospitalization for some patients who are medically comprised as a result of dangerously low body weight or frequent purging.  Extra support is given to those who are beginning the refeeding process, who purge frequently and exercise compulsively.

Highlights of our 24 hour Residential Programs include:

  • Weekly individual sessions with a child, adolescent or adult board certified psychiatrist
  • Minimum of three individual sessions with an eating disorder therapist or psychologist
  • Minimum of one session per week with a registered dietitian
  • Minimum of one weekly exam with a board certified primary care physician
  • Weekly treatment team meeting on your behalf (including psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist and dietician)
  • Daily medical monitoring with registered nurses
  • Individualized program schedule of groups
  • Supported meals and snacks
  • Patient to staff ratio of 4:1

As patients become more confident and comfortable with eating, they are able to progress through our phase system and practice increasing levels of independence with our partial hospital programs, intensive outpatient programs and recovery housing.

As painful as it is to be here and do what they’re asking, I don’t think I’d be able to do it without the McCallum Place support. You don’t have to know how to fix it, just be willing to listen and try their suggestions.

– 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