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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LGBTQ-Inclusive Eating Disorder Treatment Program

At Carolina House, we know that a safe and welcoming treatment environment is critical for promoting long-term success in recovery from an eating disorder. When you’re surrounded by heartfelt support in a warm and inviting space, you’ll find that it’s easier to be honest, vulnerable, and open to change.

Eating Disorder Treatment for LGBTQ-Identifying Individuals

We welcome clients of all gender identities and sexual orientations. At Carolina House, you can be yourself without fear of judgment. As part of our diverse recovery community, you’ll be surrounded by peers and professionals who will uplift and encourage you when you need it most.

Carolina House offers comprehensive services to address eating disorders and certain co-occurring mental health conditions. Individuals of any gender age 17 and above can participate in treatment at the following levels:

  • Residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

The Time for Treatment Is Now

A 2018 survey published by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) uncovered an alarming statistic. The report found that more than 50% of the LGBTQ-identifying youth they surveyed had been diagnosed with an eating disorder.

Researchers have speculated about the reasons behind this dangerous trend, but sadly, many LGBTQ-identifying youth age into adulthood without ever receiving professional treatment. These findings are deeply concerning for this vulnerable population, and they signal just how important it is for LGBTQ-identifying individuals to seek help for eating disorders as soon as possible.

Embracing a Diverse Recovery Community

Sometimes, experiencing the symptoms of an eating disorder can leave you feeling understandably alone and afraid. But by engaging with the gender-inclusive treatment program at Carolina House, you’ll gain a source of acceptance and support that will uplift and encourage you.

During your stay, you’ll have access to all the therapeutic services Carolina House has to offer, including many opportunities for individual and group therapy. Group therapy can be especially effective because it challenges feelings of isolation and allows participants to gain insights and share in the collective wisdom of their peers.

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If you or someone you care about is struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder, know that you’re not alone. Even if you’ve suffered in silence for some time, know that you can overcome your challenges with help from Carolina House. Our mission is to cultivate a safe and gender-inclusive treatment environment where diversity is celebrated.

To learn more about treatment for eating disorders at Carolina House, contact us today. Our staff is always available to answer questions, and to help you take those first important steps towards recovery.

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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)