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 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Timberline Knolls Residential 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.

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Educational Support for Teens & Young Girls

By recognizing that you or your loved one may be struggling with a serious problem, you’ve already taken an important step toward a better future. We’re here to guide you through the next phase of getting help.

The Importance of Education in Residential Treatment

When it comes to recovery from eating disorders, addiction, and other co-occurring disorders, we believe the combination of individualized and group therapy, a therapeutic residential treatment environment and supportive education are critical.

Our goal is not only to help adolescent girls and women recover from their emotional difficulties but also to help them cope and thrive in the world around them.

That’s why our educational program provides a dynamic, therapeutic, structured community where students can learn, achieve and be responsible while receiving the nurturing and sustenance they need to enhance their academic lives.

By focusing on a program of education, treatment, and supervision, our team has had tremendous success. We believe in dynamic collaboration. By giving our students the right attention and expertise, they can achieve their highest emotional, social and academic potential.

Every student is different. That’s why we develop a tailored educational plan for each individual. This plan considers the resident’s current level of achievement, ability to learn and the requirements of her home school district. Instruction in core subjects, elective subjects, advanced placement courses, ACT/SAT prep, GED prep, and online courses is provided where appropriate.

Our Program Includes:

  • Certified teachers who are specialists in their field of study and instruct in the four core areas of study, English, math, science, and social studies. They are experienced in working with students of all learning levels from middle school through high school, and with all emotional challenges such as school anxiety, school refusal, disorganization, and perfectionism.
  • Our teachers collaborate with home school districts across the country, parents/guardians, and the Timberline Knolls therapeutic team to provide outstanding individualized educational services while students work on their recovery.
  • Our students are in attendance at the TK Academy every weekday which follows a traditional school calendar. This helps normalize their day and prepares them for re-entry to their home school.
  • Timberline Knolls Academy offers a low student/teacher ratio.
  • Our students have highly monitored Internet access during school hours.
  • We offer an extended school year program for students who require extra time to complete their coursework.


TK Academy seeks to establish a warm and supportive classroom environment. The students are encouraged to take positive risks, evaluate their own work and behavior, and monitor their choices internally thereby developing an improved sense of self.

School of Excellence

Additionally, via the award-winning TK Academy, we give students access to an environment for integrative learning opportunities. This allows residents to not only continue their academic progress, but excel, in a setting fully integrated with their clinical treatment. Providing up to two hours a day of educational instruction, the school’s certified teachers, certified teachers’ aides, and academic coordinator partner with students, their treatment teams, and their home school districts to create individualized education plans aligned with Illinois state standards, national standards, grade-level promotion and the exit criteria required for graduation.

What You Need to Know

Students remain enrolled in their own home school district when they come to Timberline Knolls.  This allows our academy staff to collaborate closely with each home school district on the specific work each student is involved in; credit is issued by the home school district and appears on the home school district transcript. In addition, students are encouraged to bring a week’s worth of school work with them upon admission to Timberline Knolls.

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TK saved my life, and I am forever grateful for that. I now have been months free from my eating disorder... They really make sure you know your skills before you leave!

– A former resident
Why Choose Timberline Knolls?