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Types of Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

There are a variety of different types of eating disorder treatment programs available for patients suffering from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Depending on a patient’s individual requirements for support and supervision, treatment options can include intensive 24-hour hospitalization or day treatment options. Additionally for some patients the best eating disorder treatment program option includes gradual step down treatment. Specialists at an eating disorder treatment center can help you to determine the best eating disorder treatment program for you or your loved one.

At McCallum Place, an eating disorder treatment facility for adults and adolescents, males and females. We offer a continuum of care including residential treatment, partial hospitalization treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and transitional living.  The 24 hour residential, day treatment, and intensive outpatient eating disorder programs offer varied levels of treatment for patients. If you are looking to find an effective eating disorder treatment program to help you or a loved one through the eating disorder recovery process, contact our eating disorder specialists for a free assessment.

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

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 Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

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.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • 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

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