Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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.

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

Gender-Inclusive Residential Eating Disorder Recovery Program

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 disorders.

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Our residential program includes our original Carolina House Homestead farmhouse for women 17 and older and our new Carolina House Estate that is gender-inclusive for individuals age 17 and older.  Our facilities are located in North Carolina and serve North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding states.  Carolina House provides comprehensive treatment for all genders, ages 17 and above, who are dealing with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or another type of eating disorder.  The Homestead is housed in a beautiful, 16-bed craftman-style farmhouse that is surrounded by 10 acres of serene forest land in Durham, North Carolina.  The Estate is housed in a six-bed brick colonial home that is surrounded by 12 wooded acres in Durham, North Carolina.

At Carolina House, we place a premium on forming relationships with our clients at our center in our treatment program for eating disorders that are founded on dignity and respect, always with an understanding of and appreciation for the role that an eating disorder has played in their lives. We endeavor to provide a holistic treatment experience in our eating disorder program at our center that incorporates our clients’ families, communities, cultures, value systems, and spiritual traditions, focusing on integrating their unique needs and strengths within the larger world.

When you choose to enroll in our gender-inclusive residential treatment program at Carolina House, located in North Carolina and also serving South Carolina and surrounding states, you will work closely with a team of talented professionals at our eating disorder treatment center, including a staff psychiatrist, an internal medicine physician, 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. Many of these professionals in our eating disorder program at our treatment center have also been specially trained and have developed specific expertise in several areas that may be relevant to your needs including spirituality, grief and loss, trauma, co-dependence, expressive art therapy, and relapse prevention.

Therapeutic Modalities

The following are among the more common therapeutic modalities that are incorporated into the residential treatment program at Carolina House:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Principles of the 12-Step recovery philosophy
  • Trauma therapy

Residential clients at Carolina House may participate in the following experiences and activities in the eating disorder program at our treatment center:

  • Daily interactions and check-ins with therapists and other clinical staff members
  • 24-hour nursing care, 7 days per week
  • One-Two sessions per week with an individual therapist
  • One session per week with Family Therapist
  • Two interpersonal process group sessions per week
  • DBT psychoeducation sessions three times per week
  • Weekly specialty groups, including relapse prevention, addictions education, spirituality, empowerment, and Body Image
  • Weekly individual sessions with a registered dietitian, psychiatrist, and internal medicine physician
  • Yoga and mindfulness experiences
  • Culinary and nutrition education
  • Art and body movement therapies
  • Creativity groups
  • Nutrition education groups
  • Meal preparation groups
  • Culinary group that is led by an experienced chef

The residential program at our eating disorder treatment center also offers a variety of supervised offsite therapeutic experiences, including the following:

  • Community service
  • Group-building activities
  • Menu planning
  • Restaurant outings
  • Educational food shopping experiences

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. We look forward to helping you determine if Carolina House is the perfect place for you.

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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