Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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

Blog

Black-Eyed Pea Cakes

Serves: 12-15 patties

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 of an onion, finely chopped
1 finely chopped bell pepper
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1/4 cup chopped scallions
3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
1-2 cups cornmeal
Vegetable oil
2 eggs

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper. Stir frequently while you cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook for another minute.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly while stirring in scallions.
  4. Place half of the black-eyed peas in a bowl and crush them thoroughly.
  5. Stir in the other half of the peas along with the onion mixture. Add the cilantro and cumin. Season this mixture with salt, pepper, and hot sauce, then stir in the eggs.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, just enough to form a mixture that will hold its shape. Cover the mixture and let chill for 2 hours.
  7. Use 1/4 cup of the pea mixture to make patties that are 1/2-inch thick.
  8. Coat the patties in cornmeal and dust off the excess.
  9. Heat half of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the patties in two batches and add the remaining oil to the second batch. Cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. When there is a brown crust on the first side, you can flip the patties.
  10. Remove the patties from the pan when they are all the same color. Drain and place on a cooling rack. Keep the patties in the oven at 200⁰ until you are ready to serve them.
  11. Repeat these steps until all the patties are cooked. Makes 12-15 patties.