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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Carolina House proudly serves people of all genders age 17 and older from across the country who are struggling with eating disorders and other co-occurring concerns.

About Admissions

Seeking treatment for an eating disorder can feel frightening and intimidating. At Carolina House, we have designed our admissions process to be as comfortable as possible.

We encourage prospective clients, families, loved ones, and professionals to contact us directly. Inquiries about the treatment we offer and referrals for admission can be accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our staff of helpful and knowledgeable professionals is standing by to answer any questions that you or your loved ones may have, and will we work closely with you throughout the admissions process.

Admissions Process

Each prospective client is an active part of the admissions process. The new client will provide background history, goals for treatment, current symptoms and concerns, and additional medical information.

The role of the intake team is to help guide the client through the pre-admission process, coordinate care, and provide referrals or additional resources as needed. The intake team works with the client to gather more information regarding their strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences.

The treatment team will begin assessing whether Carolina House can best meet the prospective client’s needs and will determine the most appropriate treatment recommendation.

Pre-admission paperwork and assessments can be completed either online, in person, over the phone, via email, or by fax. The pre-admission paperwork requires a physician to perform a physical, complete lab work, and ensure medical stability.

Once the paperwork is completed, our clinical director and director of nursing will review all information to make an admissions decision and treatment recommendation. Following this decision, we’ll begin to develop the new client’s personalized treatment plan.

To start the admissions process, for additional program information, or for answers to any questions you may have, please contact us today by one of the following means:

  • Call the intake team directly.
  • Submit a web inquiry on our “Contact Us” page.
  • Click the links in the “Offline Admission Forms” section below.

Online Admission Forms

You may start the process and complete the forms online by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to or fax them to (877) 275-7813.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions criteria for inpatient residential treatment Carolina House are as follows:

  • Must be age 17 or older
  • Must have partial motivation for recovery
  • Must possess a body mass index (BMI) of 14 or above
  • Must be able to demonstrate and manage basic independent living skills

We are not able to accept individuals who have the following concerns:

  • Need NG or NJ feeding tubes, or require IV fluids
  • Prefer a vegan diet
  • Currently struggling with acute suicidal thoughts with a plan or intent to commit suicide
  • Display highly aggressive behavior
  • Going through acute withdrawal or require detox from alcohol or other drugs

We will be happy to work with any client who meets any of the criteria above to find an appropriate treatment center that will best meet their unique needs.

Our comprehensive care is unique in its ability to help our clients develop a healthy relationship with eating, so we welcome those who may not have found success at other treatment centers. Individuals who are appropriate for treatment at Carolina House include individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Struggling with an eating disorder and a possible co-occurring mental health disorder
  • Realize that they need to help to escape the cycle of eating disorders
  • Need more support than outpatient treatment can provide
  • Are stepping down from a higher level of care, such as an inpatient unit or hospital

If you feel that you or your loved one would benefit from the high quality and personalized care that only Carolina House can provide, do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff is on-hand to explain our admissions process and can help determine if our center is where the journey towards a truly recovered life can begin.

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Treatment Modalities

From my first call inquiring about getting help I found the staff at Carolina House to be super helpful, informative, and understanding.

– a former resident
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)