Why Choose Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Women treats clients (18 years or older) 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. Similarly, Magnolia Creek offers treatment for mood disorders, substance use disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorder, adjustment disorder, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders.

What is my first step in the admission process?

The first step is to complete the Inquiry Application through our client portal to verify insurance benefits to make sure Magnolia Creek is an option financially.

Are you a 12-step program?

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.

Are you a faith-based program?

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.

When will I see the doctor?

Within 24 hours of admission and at least twice per week.

How often will I meet with my therapist?

Clients meet with their therapist up to four times a week; clients meet with their dietitian, psychiatrist, and physician (or nurse practitioner) at least once a week.

Can I visit my dentist or doctor?

If there is an emergency or if deemed medically necessary.

Can I continue to work with my local therapist or dietitian while in treatment?

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.

Will my family be able to participate?

Yes. Clients invite family members to participate in family therapy sessions and/or family workshops.

What are visitation hours?

Saturdays from 2:15 pm – 5:45 pm and Sundays 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm

How long will I stay?

On average about 40 -60 days.

What is a typical day like at Magnolia Creek?

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 down time to work on assignments or do a leisure activity.

What should I bring to treatment?

Clients wear casual attire; clients are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes. Towels and linens are provided by the facility.

Do I bring my medications to treatment?

Yes.  A 7-day supply is preferred to be brought in the original packaging.

Are bathroom visits supervised?

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.

How do you handle weight gain?

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.

Will I have a roommate?

Yes. Our facility is spacious and comfortably furnished; clients can expect to have one or two roommates.

What are the meals like at Magnolia Creek?

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.

What is your nutrition program?

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.

Do you take feeding tubes?

No, not at this time.

Can you accommodate a vegetarian diet?

Yes.

Do you allow clients to drink coffee?

Yes, up to 16 fl. oz. per day.

Is exercise allowed?

Exercise is prescribed at various levels when deemed medically and therapeutically appropriate by the treatment team.    What are those levels?  Movement groups, walking, recreational activities (sports, punching bag, etc.)

Do you have equine therapy?

Yes.  It is offered as a weekend offsite program once a month.

Can I bring my service animal?

Yes, if they are certified service animal.  (We only allow dogs and miniature horses per the ADA guidelines.)  They must be leashed and wear a vest.

Do you allow smoking?

Yes, during designated smoke break times.

Do you allow electronics?

None for the first 7 days, however, a house phone may be used from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm during the first week.  After 7 days, personal phones and tablets may be used during evening free time.