Levels of Care for Athletes with Eating Disorders

To ensure that all adolescent and adult athletes receive the focused care that best meets their unique needs, The Victory Program offers treatment at the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels. All levels of programming within the Victory Program have been accredited by the Joint Commission.

Residential Treatment

Our residential level of care 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.).

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

McCallum Place offers a unique transitional living option for individuals who are receiving care through the Victory Program. 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.

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