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

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No-Knead Bread

Adapted from New York Times Cooking

Yes, you can make bread. No, you don’t need any hard-to-find ingredients or expensive equipment. You don’t even “knead” to knead it!

Ingredients: 

3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, plus a bit more for dusting

1/4 teaspoon instant yeast

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Preparation:

 Step 1

Combine the ingredients in a large bowl. Add 1 5/8 cups of water and stir until dough is shaggy and sticky. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let dough rest for at least 12-18 hours at room temperature. This is the first proof.

How do I know if the dough is ready? The surface should be dotted with bubbles — that’s the yeast working!

Step 2

Spread some flour on a work surface and dump the dough on it. Using a bit more flour, fold the dough onto itself once or twice. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and rest about 15 minutes.

Step 3

Put a little flour on your hands to keep the dough from sticking, and shape the dough into a ball. Set your dough with the seam down on floured parchment, sprinkle a little flour on top to prevent sticking, and cover lightly with another piece of parchment. Let rise at room temperature for 2 more hours. This is the second proof.

How do I know if the dough is ready? Your dough should have doubled in size and should not spring back when poked!

 Step 4

About 30 minutes before your dough is ready, heat the oven to 450 degrees. Put a 6- to 8-quart heavy covered pot (Pyrex, cast iron, enamel, or ceramic will work) in the oven as it heats. When the dough is ready, carefully remove the pot from the oven. Uncover the dough, gently pick up the parchment, and turn the dough into the pot. Shake the pot once or twice to distribute evenly, but don’t worry if the dough looks messy. Cover with a lid and bake 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake 15-30 minutes more, until loaf is browned.

Cool on a rack before enjoying!