Levels of Care for Athletes with Eating Disorders

Residential Treatment

Our residential level of care, which is accredited by The Joint Commission, is available to adolescent and adult athletes who have eating disorders and who need round-the-clock structure and support. Supervision for all patients includes medical monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residential care through the Victory Program can be a viable alternative to hospitalization for elite athletes who have eating disorders and concerns such as:

  • Dangerously low body weight
  • Need tube feeding
  • Struggling with compromising compensatory behaviors

Victory Program also offers extra support for patients who are beginning the refeeding process or who have been engaging in symptomatic exercise.

Partial Hospital Programming (Day Treatment) Options for Athletes with Eating Disorders

Extended 10-Hour and Traditional 6-Hour Partial Hospital Programming (PHP) are offered up to seven days per week, Monday through Sunday, at the programming treatment suite for athletes with eating disorders. Depending on the patient’s medical stability and treatment needs, they will be placed in either the Extended PHP (10 hours a day, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) or the Traditional PHP (6 hours a day, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.).

Extended Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Extended Partial Hospital Program provides support for 10 hours per day and up to seven days per week for athletes with eating disorders. Unlike other partial hospital programs, we can offer structure for up to 70 hours per week. This level of care includes:

  • Monitored weight and vital signs (vitals obtained at least once per day, or more per physician’s orders.
  • Supported AM snack
  • Supported lunch and post meal therapy
  • Supported PM snack
  • Supported dinner and post meal therapy
  • Individualized weekly treatment planning
  • Three individual therapy and/or family sessions per week
  • Two individual dietitian sessions per week
  • Groups and fitness activities facilitated by ED-informed and sensitive certified strength and conditioning specialists
  • Weekend outing(s)
  • Updates and reviews to your insurance company regarding progress per your insurance company’s request, submitting claims, and help pursuing financial reimbursement.

Traditional Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Traditional Partial Hospital Program provides support for 6 hours per day and up to seven days per week for athletes with eating disorders. 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 obtained at least once per day, or more per physician’s orders)
  • Supported AM snack
  • Supported lunch and post meal therapy
  • Supported PM snack
  • Individualized weekly treatment planning
  • Three individual therapy and/or family sessions per week
  • Two individual dietitian session per week
  • Groups and fitness activities facilitated by ED-informed and sensitive certified strength and conditioning specialists
  • Updates and reviews to your insurance company regarding progress per your insurance company’s request, submitting claims, and help pursuing financial reimbursement.
  • Weekly to bi-weekly psychiatrist appointments and treatment of any co-occurring issues (separate fee; submitted to your insurance)
  • Weekly physician appointments and close medical monitoring (separate fee; submitted to your insurance)
  • Lab draws on site (separate fee; submitted to your insurance)
  • Tube feeding available if needed; may be placed on site by our medical team for patients in need of extra calories and support (separate fee; submitted to your insurance)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Options

The Victory Program at McCallum Place offers a one-of-a-kind approach to IOP. Patients are able to attend Victory specific groups during the day for a total of 3 hours of programming a day. Victory IOP includes ongoing weekly sessions with your Victory therapist and sports dietitian and bi-monthly sessions w/ your psychiatrist. In our IOP program, patients practice real life skills and challenges while attending programming Monday through Friday.

Transitional Apartments for Eating Disorder Recovery

The Victory Program at McCallum Place offers a unique transitional living option for those struggling with disordered eating. Our transitional apartments, located within close proximity of our therapy suits, provide a safe, nurturing environment that aims to gradually integrate residents back into independent living.

Staff support is available each evening, seven days per week. Additional opportunities for practicing independence include grocery shopping and other therapeutic outings with experienced staff.

I had not found a therapist who 'got it' until I came to McCallum place.

– ES, age 26
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