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 Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment 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 Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment 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

About Us

Carolina House proudly serves people of all genders age 17 and older in North Carolina and South Carolina who are struggling with eating disorders and other co-occurring concerns.

Our History

Since 2006, Carolina House has been providing high-quality care to individuals of all genders who are battling eating disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. We provide programming at two locations, with our residential treatment set in an idyllic, rural farmhouse in Durham, North Carolina, and a community-based day treatment and intensive outpatient center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Many people who struggle with eating disorders also struggle with other mental health disorders, and our programs are designed to treat co-occurring depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder, among others.

At Carolina House, we espouse the following values:

  • Respect: We believe treatment must be infused with respect and a recognition of each person’s inherent worth.
  • Integrity: Our commitment to integrity means we operate with transparency and openness. Treatment at Carolina House is founded on honest and ethical practices.
  • Accountability: We act forthrightly and truthfully, and we hold ourselves accountable both to our professional code of ethics and, most importantly, to our clients.
  • Responsibility: We understand our responsibility to our clients and provide superior care to achieve superior outcomes.
  • Excellence: The road to excellence is ongoing and dynamic, so we actively strive for it in all we do.

In order to provide the best possible treatment, our thoughtfully-designed programs are uniquely tailored to fit each client’s needs. We take a holistic approach to healing, drawing on the strengths of our clients’ families, cultures, communities, values, and spiritual traditions to help our clients find long-term freedom from eating disorders.

Our Treatment

Treatment at Carolina House is multifaceted and includes individual therapy, groups, and experiential therapies. Evidence-based practices that underpin our treatment program include:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • 12-step interventions

We are also one of the only eating disorder treatment centers to provide a culinary program with full kitchen access for clients at all levels of treatment. Our clients benefit from real-world experience with meal planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and family-style eating through our culinary program.

Treatment is provided by our kind and experienced staff which includes a psychiatrist, a physician, nursing staff, licensed therapists, registered dieticians, and an art therapist. Our team also includes a yoga/mindfulness instructor, a body movement therapist, resident client assistants, and a professional culinary team.

While gaining victory over an eating disorder during treatment is an achievement worthy of celebrating, the goal of our treatment program is to help our clients develop lifelong healthy eating habits that will benefit them even after their time with us is complete. In order to facilitate a smooth transition out of treatment, we begin planning for our clients’ discharge at the time of admission. Each client’s primary therapist works with him or her to assess his or her outside resources and develop a discharge plan. We use a step-down process, slowly transitioning our clients to lower levels of care and into greater levels of independence, and we follow each client’s progress closely, ensuring he or she is ready for more independence at each step. Clients local to the area are encouraged to attend a weekly support group held by the Executive Director after their formal discharge is complete.

Across all levels of our program, we emphasize the potential that each client has to rediscover a healthy relationship with eating. At Carolina House, clients work with a passionate and caring staff who are invested in helping them find long-term healing and recovery from eating disorders.

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Thank you Carolina House, for helping me find my inner strength. I am forever grateful for everything & everyone at Carolina House!

– a former resident