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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Eating Disorder Levels of Care at McCallum Place

McCallum Place provides comprehensive and compassionate care for people who are struggling with eating disorders of all kinds.  We know that it can be overwhelming to face an eating disorder, especially alone, so our healthcare professionals work together to create a safe place for treatment and recovery, with a support system that you can count on.

What We Offer

Individuals who develop eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) have a variety of treatment options. Specialists at an eating disorder treatment center can help you to determine the best eating disorder treatment program for yourself or a loved one.

McCallum Place is an eating disorder treatment facility for adults and adolescents of all genders. We offer a continuum of care that includes residential treatment, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient programming (IOP), and transitional living. If you are looking for an effective eating disorder treatment program for yourself or a loved one, contact us today.

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Residential eating disorder treatment is ideal for patients who need 24-hour support. This type of treatment program is often recommended for individuals who have reached a dangerously low body weight or who suffer from frequent purging. For some, our residential eating disorder treatment program can be an alternative to hospitalization. During residential treatment, patients receive medical and psychiatric monitoring 24 hours a day,  tube feeding can be utilized for those with high anxiety or significant GI issues. Residential care may be the ideal choice to meet the needs of patients who are beginning refeeding, who purge frequently, who exercise compulsively, or who want an alternative to a hospital setting. Additionally, because all meals and snacks are monitored during this treatment, the residential level of care will help patients suffering from anorexia assure they meet full nutritional goals and help someone with bulimia break the binge and purge cycle. As the eating disorder recovery progresses and patients become more confident and comfortable with eating, levels of care that provide higher levels of independence may be acceptable.  At McCallum Place St. Louis we have a women’s only residential home, a co-ed adult residential home, and a home for our adolescent patients.


Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs offer support and treatment while allowing higher levels of independence. They may also be considered for step down options after residential  treatment. The Partial Hospitalization Programs at McCallum Place St. Louis and McCallum Place Kansas City are available for individuals who are medically stable and demonstrate the confidence and motivation to eat with outside support. This program is offered either 6 or 10 hours a day, up to seven days per week. McCallum Place’s Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Programs in St. Louis and Kansas City are designed to help patients practice maintaining recovery focused behaviors while returning to life outside of treatment. PHP and IOP are available for patients who are living at home or in the transition house, the gradual transition allow patients to talk about the challenges they continue to face as they progress down the journey to recovery.

Transitional Living

Transitional Living is an additional option that is available at McCallum Place St. Louis. These apartments provide a setting for patients to practice independent living while still having access to staff for support in the evenings. Transitional living is an option for individuals who are in the Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, or have graduated from a McCallum Place eating disorder treatment program.

Who We Treat

At McCallum Place, we are thoughtful and strategic in the planning of our eating disorder programs. Both males and females are able to receive individualized, evidence based therapy focused on a mindful approach to healing. We know the needs of our patients can best be met by offering three separate programs to our patients, including one exclusively for preadolescents and adolescents, a second program for adults only and a third program for elite athletes.  All programs are available at all levels of care including, 24 hour residential, extended PHP (partial hospitalization program), traditional PHP (partial hospitalization program) and IOP (intensive outpatient).

The concept of a community during eating disorder treatment is a vital part of the recovery process. It is essential that the members within the community have life experiences in common and are able to not only relate to each other, but support each other and provide valuable feedback while creating a safe and secure environment.  By separating the adolescents, adults and athletes into three different groups they are able to create an extended family while in treatment.

Our Goal

We strive to help individuals build the confidence and skills necessary to let go of their patterns of restrictive eating, purging, and compulsive exercise. Our protocols are designed to help patients restore weight minimize relapse with restricting, binge eating, vomiting, and/or compulsive exercise. Our goal is to empower each patient to develop the capacity to act from a state of mindfulness. When in wise mind a person is able to change how food and body image is used to express underlying emotional needs and concerns. Our individual psychotherapy sessions allow for in-depth exploration and group work helps integrate newly acquired skills. We always encourage our patients to practice weight maintenance and flexible eating prior to discharge. When possible, a gradual, flexible step-down program is recommended to ease the transition back to independent living. We give individuals suffering from eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, the power to manage the fears associated with new meal expectations and changes in body size.

McCallum Place provides comprehensive and compassionate care for people who are struggling with eating disorders of all kinds.  We know that it can be overwhelming to face an eating disorder, especially alone, so our healthcare professionals work together to create a safe place for treatment and recovery, with a support system that you can count on.

Eating Disorder Treatment Levels of Care Offered

Our eating disorder treatment levels of care include:

  • 24-Hour Residential Care
  • 10-Hour Extended Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • 6-Hour Traditional Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our Residential care is provided in intimate settings with separated residential options for teens and preteens, and several residential options for adults including one for adult males and females, and one for those who prefer a women’s only unit.  All of our programs are designed to meet the specific needs of patients across the eating disorders spectrum to include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive exercise, behaviorally complex obesity and laxative abuse.

After Residential or 10 hour PHP care, we offer 6 hour PHP, IOP, cooking classes, biomechanical assessments, behavioral coaching, fitness, parent training and sports psychology sessions to design a treatment plan with individualized support. Transitional living at very low cost is available, so that those from out of town are able to take full advantage of all of our step down options.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please contact McCallum Place for a free and confidential assessment.  We will help you follow a personalized path to recovery.

Continued Support

At McCallum Place continued support is a vital part of treatment and recovery.  We offer Transitional Apartments in St. Louis for our patients that need additional support at the PHP (partial hospitalization) level or IOP (intensive outpatient) for those that are participating in our programming from out of state. This level of care is also a helpful step prior to returning to college.

For those that are graduating from our treatment programs we offered personalized discharge planning with our coordinators to ensure a seamless transition from treatment to outpatient care.  We then continue to support our alumni with aftercare groups and check-ins from our support staff.  Our alumni are also encouraged to take part in our alumni programming including webinars and alumni one day events.

Families are an essential part of the treatment and recovery process for our patients.  At McCallum Place we encourage all family members to take part in our education and support group groups that meet weekly as well as our monthly family days.

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