Levels of Care for Athletes with Eating Disorders

Residential House

Our Residential level of care, accredited by The Joint Commission, is available to adolescent and adult athletes with eating disorders in need of 24-hour structure, monitoring and support. All patients are supervised with medical monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. What’s unique about our level and quality of residential care is that we are often able to serve as an alternative to hospitalization for elite athletes with eating disorders who are medically compromised as a result of dangerously low body weight, in need of tube feeding or struggle with other compromising compensatory behaviors. Extra support is available for those who are beginning the refeeding process or engage 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, he or she 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.

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 are 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 are facilitated by eating disorder experts
  • 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 6-hour (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 are 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 are facilitated by eating disorder experts
  • 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)*
  • If needed, 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)*
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Options for Athletes with Eating Disorders

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Options for Athletes with Eating Disorders

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