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Frequently Asked Questions2019-11-01T12:15:31+00:00

Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Women treats treats adult female clients who have a primary diagnosis of a feeding or eating disorder, such as: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, other specified eating disorder, rumination disorder, pica, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and/or unspecified eating disorder. Magnolia Creek has additional capability and experience with co-occurring conditions present with eating disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, attachment disorder, adjustment disorder, and personality disorders.

Below are the answers to a few questions about eating disorders and our treatment program that we get often.

The first step is to complete the insurance verification form to make sure Magnolia Creek is an option financially.
Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Women is a recovery-based, not addictions- or 12-step- based program. However, many 12-step principles are incorporated into the program. Similarly, clients who choose to do so can participate in both client-led and off-campus 12-step meetings.
No; however, Magnolia Creek integrates spirituality into our treatment program in a variety of ways. Additionally, clients who wish to do so have the opportunity to attend/access external spiritual services.
Within 24 hours of admission and at least twice per week.
Clients meet with their therapist, dietitian, psychiatrist, and physician (or nurse practitioner) multiple times a week as part of the client’s treatment schedule.
If there is an emergency or if deemed medically necessary.
While in residential or PHP treatment at Magnolia Creek, you’ll be working closely with our clinical treatment team members, however, we can communicate with any outside therapists or dietitians as long as we have a signed Release of Information on file.
Yes. Clients invite family members to participate in family therapy sessions and/or family workshops.
Saturdays from 2:15 pm – 5:45 pm and Sundays 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm.
On average about 40-60 days.
A typical day at the Creek might include a variety of group therapy sessions, an individual, family, and/or nutrition therapy session, 3 meals and 3 snacks, and some downtime to work on assignments or do a leisure activity.
Clients wear casual attire; clients are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes. Towels and linens are provided by the facility.
Yes. We prefer clients bring a 7-day supply in the original packaging.
Bathroom observations will depend upon a client’s level of observation. All clients are provided bathroom support for one hour following meals and 30 minutes following snacks. This is a provided as a support and accountability for clients. Clients without eating disorder diagnoses do not receive bathroom supervision.
Any recommendation for weight change deemed necessary by the treatment team will be addressed and monitored by the dietitian and other medical staff and may also be addressed by a client’s therapist. We do blind weights daily and do not typically discuss exact weight or weight trends with clients.
Yes. Our facility is spacious and comfortably furnished; clients can expect to have one or two roommates.
Meals and snacks are designed and portioned to meet the individual nutritional needs of our clients. Clients eat three meals and three snacks each day. Clients participate in weekly meal and snack outings and choose meals to prepare during cooking group.
Because every person is unique, we offer individualized meal plans based on each client’s specific nutritional needs. As a client progresses in her recovery, her meal plan becomes more flexible and we begin incorporating more intuitive eating principles.
No, not at this time.
Yes, up to 16 fl. oz. per day.
Exercise is prescribed at various levels when deemed medically and therapeutically appropriate by the treatment team. What are those levels? Movement groups, walking, and recreational activities (sports, punching bag, etc.).
Yes. We offer equine therapy as a weekend offsite program once a month.
Yes, during designated smoke break times.
None for the first 7 days; however, clients may use a house phone from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm during the first week. After 7 days, clients may use personal phones and tablets during evening free time.
If you have more questions, please reach out to us at 205-409-4220 to talk to our friendly staff.

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