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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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.
  • 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 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.

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Typical Day at Carolina House

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.

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 the patient with supervision, 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 such topics as body image, coping skills, interpersonal effectiveness, spirituality, and many others. In order to assist the recovery and healing process, clients have one hour of nap/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 talk on the phone, attend meetings, engage in social interaction, or learn how to relax and sit quietly with themselves. By 9:30 p.m., clients return to their comfortable rooms to read, journal, and go to sleep. A full night’s sleep prepares clients for another day of personal growth and healing.

Therapy Groups

  • Interpersonal 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 Meeting

Outings & Activities

  • Group Outing
  • Restaurant Outing
  • Body Movement
  • Free Time
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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
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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)