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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Typical Day at Carolina House

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

Typical Day

A typical day at Carolina House varies depending on the needs of the individual client. Most days begin around 6:30 a.m. when clients meet with one of our caring 24-hour nursing staff to assess vital signs and address any medical concerns. After breakfast, which is prepared by our culinary staff, clients who have received clearance from our medical and clinical teams may take a walk near the 10 acres of forest surrounding our farmhouse or engage in another approved activity.

Clients will begin a full day of individual and group therapies, lectures, activities, and meetings. In addition to individual and family therapy sessions, clients participate in a wide range of therapy groups addressing topics such as body image, coping skills, interpersonal effectiveness, spirituality, and many others. To assist in the recovery and healing process, clients have one hour of nap or rest time daily.

Our Eating Disorder Program

Once a week, patients go on a restaurant outing where they have lunch as a group. At Carolina House, clients prepare and eat meals together with supervision, often using fresh ingredients from their own garden. In culinary group, which is led by our full-time chef, clients also learn how to grocery shop and prepare meals according to their nutritionist-prescribed meal plan. Those who prefer a plant-based diet can follow our vegetarian meal plan.

On weekends, after a morning therapy group, clients enjoy supervised group outings to nearby attractions and other leisure activities. Visiting hours are on Sunday afternoons, and we make every effort to accommodate clients’ diverse religious practices.

In the evenings, clients have free time to use in whatever way they find most meaningful for their recovery. They may prefer to interact with others or spend some quiet time reflecting on the work they’ve done in therapy. This is their time to use as they choose.

Therapy Groups

  • Process group
  • DBT group (dialectical behavior therapy)
  • Art therapy
  • Food and Feelings
  • Body image group
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Spirituality group
  • Yoga and mindfulness group
  • Culinary group
  • Community meetings

Outings & Activities

Experiential activities may include:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Restaurant challenges
  • Body movement
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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)