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

McCallum Virtual Support Groups

Weekly Zoom Meetings

Family Support Group

Mondays 5pm – 6pm (CST)
Zoom ID: 979 2926 7957
Offering support to families and loved ones so they may provide the best care to those they love who struggle with an eating disorder.

Community Support Group

Tuesdays 5:15pm – 6:15pm (CST)
Zoom ID: 918 5472 5048
Open to all members of the community who are struggling with or are in recovery from an eating disorder.

Adolescent Support Group

Wednesdays 4pm – 5pm (CST)
Open to anyone 12-17 who is struggling with, or in recovery from an eating disorder.

*Parents: contact to provide consent and obtain login information*

Alumni Support Group

Thursdays 5:15pm – 6:15pm (CST)
Zoom ID: 997 7264 4025
To provide extra support during the recovery process. At this time, this group is open to non-alumni as well.

Parent Skills Coaching Group

Fridays 9:30am – 10:30am (CST)
To teach parents the tools they need to help their child move towards recovery,  and to build parental confidence through education and effectiveness. Current and past McCallum Place families may participate.

*Parents: contact to sign up and obtain login information*

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