Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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.).

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

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
  • Washington University in St. Louis