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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Gender-Inclusive Eating Disorder Recovery Programs

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.

Programs for Eating Disorder Recovery

Carolina House, located in North Carolina and also serving South Carolina and surrounding states, is a gender-inclusive residential treatment program for individuals age 17 and older who are suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, or another type of eating disorder. Housed in a beautiful craftsman-style farmhouse on 10 acres of serene forest land in Durham, North Carolina, Carolina House is a nurturing environment where people of all genders can receive compassionate treatment in a supportive atmosphere. We offer LGBTQ+ programming, female programming, and male programming.

We also provide eating disorder partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for people of any gender at a separate location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Services at Carolina House Raleigh are offered up to seven days a week (hours vary by program and schedule). Both the Durham and Raleigh locations feature a complete culinary program with full kitchen access at our treatment center for eating disorders.

At Carolina House, our goal is to provide customized, gender-inclusive eating disorder treatment programs in a safe, home-like environment using a structured, multifaceted treatment approach that is delivered by highly trained and experienced staff. We place an emphasis on self-exploration so that clients in our eating disorder treatment programs can experience a transformation into self-nurturing expressions of living. We seek to treat the whole person and promote the development of strong, life-long emotional and behavioral skills that honor a person’s unique situation while they are in programming at our eating disorder treatment center.

When a person chooses to heal at Carolina House, they will work in close collaboration with a wide range of experienced professionals, including a staff psychiatrist, an internal medicine physician, a medical director, registered nurses, licensed therapists, registered dietitians, a professional culinary team, an art therapist, a yoga/mindfulness instructor, a body movement therapist, and residential client assistants. Our treatment team features several highly-trained clinical specialists who possess specific expertise in several areas that are relevant to our clients’ needs, including spirituality, grief and loss, trauma, co-dependence, expressive art therapy, and relapse prevention.

Types of Treatment for Eating Disorders

Treatment modalities within eating disorder programs at Carolina House include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), principles of the 12-Step recovery philosophy, and trauma therapy. Eating disorder treatment within one of our center’s programs is a comprehensive experience that includes individual, group, and family therapies; yoga and mindfulness experiences; culinary and nutrition education; and art and body movement therapies. Clients at our eating disorder treatment center also participate in a variety of supervised group outings including creativity groups, community service, group-building activities, and several opportunities for experiences with food in a real-world setting. Food-related therapeutic activities within our eating disorder treatment programs include menu planning, restaurant outings, mindfulness snacks, nutrition education groups, meal preparation groups, and educational food shopping experiences, individual sessions with registered dietitians, and a culinary group that is led by experienced chefs. For more information about eating disorder treatment programs at Carolina House, located in North Carolina and also serving South Carolina and surrounding states. or to get answers to any specific questions you may have about our program, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our friendly and informative staff members look forward to helping you determine if Carolina House is the perfect place for yourself or someone you care about.

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Treatment Modalities

I was so happy to finally find treatment that offered me so many options to help meet and address my specific needs. The staff here really does care about each and every person that comes to get help.

– 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)