Eating Disorder Levels of Care at McCallum Place

McCallum Place provides comprehensive and compassionate care for people who are struggling with all types of eating disorders. We know that it can be overwhelming to cope with an eating disorder, especially alone, so our healthcare professionals work together to create a safe place for treatment and recovery, offering a support system 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 eating disorder treatment centers can help you determine the optimal level of treatment 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, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and transitional living. If you are looking for an effective eating disorder treatment program, contact us today. 

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Residential eating disorder treatment is ideal for patients who need 24-hour support. We often recommend this type of treatment program for individuals who have reached a dangerously low body weight or 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. We offer tube feeding for those who have heightened anxiety levels or significant GI concerns.  

Residential care may be the ideal choice to meet the needs of patients who are starting to refeed, purge frequently, exercise compulsively, or want an alternative to a hospital setting. Additionally, because all meals and snacks are monitored, residential care helps patients who are suffering from anorexia meet their full nutritional goals and those who are suffering from bulimia break the binge and purge cycle. As eating disorder recovery progresses and patients become more confident and comfortable with eating, they may be able to transition to a level of care that allows for more independence. 

PHP & IOP

Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs offer support and treatment for those who have eating disorders while allowing for a greater level of independence than residential care. They may also be considered as step-down options after residential treatment.  

The PHPs 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 for either six or 10 hours per day, up to seven days per week.  

McCallum Place’s IOP eating disorder treatment in St. Louis and Kansas City helps patients maintain recovery-focused behaviors while returning to life outside of treatment. Our PHP and IOP are available for patients who are living at home or in transitional housing, allowing them to talk about the challenges they face as they progress in recovery. 

Transitional Living

Our transitional living homes and apartments provide a setting for patients to practice independent living while still maintaining access to staff for support in the evenings. Transitional living is an option for individuals who are in our partial hospitalization program. 

Who We Treat

At McCallum Place, we are thoughtful and strategic in the planning of our eating disorder programs. Patients are able to receive gender-specific, evidence-based therapy with a mindful approach to healing.  

We believe that the needs of our patients can be met in one of three programs — one exclusively for children and adolescents, a second for adults only, and a third for competitive athletes and performers. These programs are available at all levels of care, including 24-hour residential, extended PHP, traditional PHP, and IOP. 

The concept of a community is a vital part of eating disorder recovery. It is essential that the members of these communities have life experiences in common and are able to not only relate to each other, but also support each other and provide valuable feedback within a safe and secure environment. Thanks to the camaraderie many patients form in group therapy sessions, we are able to create an extended family atmosphere during and after 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 and minimize relapse. 

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 are used to express their underlying emotional needs and concerns. Our individual psychotherapy sessions allow for in-depth exploration, and group therapy helps patients integrate newly acquired skills.  

We always encourage our patients to practice weight maintenance and flexible eating prior to discharge. When possible, we recommend a gradual, flexible step-down program to ease the transition back to independent living. We give patients who are suffering from eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, the power to manage the fears associated with new meal expectations and changes in body size. 

Eating Disorder Treatment Levels of Care

Our eating disorder treatment levels of care include: 

  • 24-hour residential care 
  • 10-hour extended partial hospitalization program  
  • Six-hour traditional partial hospitalization program  
  • Intensive outpatient program  

Our residential care takes place in intimate settings, with separated residential options for children and adolescents, adults, and a gender-specific option for adult women. All our programs are designed to meet the specific needs of patients across the eating disorders spectrum, including those who struggle with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and compulsive exercise. 

After residential or 10-hour PHP care, we offer a six-hour PHP, an IOP, cooking classes, biomechanical assessments, behavioral coaching, fitness, parent training, and sports psychology sessions to design a treatment plan that has individualized support. Transitional living is available at a low cost so that those who are from out of town are able to take full advantage 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 who need additional support at the partial hospitalization level. This level of care is also a helpful step prior to returning to college. 

For those who are graduating from our treatment programs, we offer personalized discharge planning with our coordinators to ensure a seamless transition from treatment to outpatient care. We then continue to support our alumni through aftercare groups and check-ins from our support staff.  

I really appreciate that the staff validates my thoughts and feelings before trying to work on them. They don’t just say ‘that’s irritational, just stop!

– 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