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 Timberline Knolls Residential 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 Timberline Knolls Residential 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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About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Choosing where to receive care for an eating disorder, the effects of trauma, mental illness, or addiction can seem overwhelming. The most important thing to focus on is finding a place that is right for you. Your experiences are different from others, and the care you receive needs to be tailored to meet your needs. 

The Timberline Knolls Experience 

Everything about Timberline Knolls was designed to stand out from other facilities by focusing on the ways women and girls most optimally respond to treatment. From our stunning campus and contemporary housing lodges to our extensive amenities and use of evidence-based therapies, we have built the Timberline Knolls experience to provide you with the highest level of comfort in a retreatlike setting. We are a place that initiates transformation; a place where you can find true and lasting healing. 

Female-Specific Care 

We have crafted the treatment process to address the specific challenges women and adolescent girls face. By solely treating females, we are able to address the concerns that are unique to this population so that they can gain the most benefit from their time in our care. 

We have also learned that when females receive care among other females, it is easier for them to respond in open and honest ways that would otherwise feel intimidating in the presence of male residents. Removing this pressure helps women and girls thrive in their recovery experience. 

Joining together over shared experiences and challenges, women and girls also have the opportunity to develop transformative friendships during their time at Timberline Knolls. These relationships strengthen the therapeutic process and allow for lifelong encouragement and support. 

Trauma-Informed Approach 

Recognizing that many women and girls who are suffering from eating disorders, mood disorders, or addiction have a history of trauma, we use an approach to care that addresses deeply rooted experiences that may have prevented you from healing. 

Our trauma-informed approach takes into account the many aspects that might have contributed to the onset of mental health or addiction concerns. It is not uncommon for a traumatic experience to trigger distressing emotions and concerning behaviors, and that is something that must be confronted while in a safe treatment environment 

Our staff is trained to be aware of the impact trauma can have on an individual and how those types of experiences can cause varying responses to the therapeutic process. The therapies we use also help women and girls work through unresolved trauma as they advance in their recovery. 

Making a Real-Life Difference 

Through our individualized approach to care, we are able to empower girls and women to create opportunities for themselves and transform their lives through a commitment to personal growth and change. 

We strive to help those in our care to not only develop the coping skills needed to be successful once they leave Timberline Knolls, but also to feel confident in their ability to confront future challenges. 

At Timberline Knolls, our goal is to make a real-life difference.  

 This content was reviewed and approved by the clinical staff at Timberline Knolls. 

My time at Timberline Knolls was extremely effective for my overall health; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

– A former resident
Why Choose Timberline Knolls?
Marks of Quality Care
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Lemont Chamber of Commerce
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval