Drug Addiction Rehab and Mental Health Services in Southern California

39407 Vista Del Sol Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
America's best addiction treatment centers in 2023 based on Newsweek and Statista

Here at the Betty Ford Center, we have one goal in mind—to provide you with individualized, compassionate, holistic and expert substance abuse treatment. This was the healing mission of First Lady and outspoken addiction recovery advocate, Betty Ford, who co-founded the rehab center near Palm Springs in 1982.

In 2014, the Betty Ford Center and Hazelden merged, forming the nation’s leading non-profit drug addiction treatment center, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Our national system of behavioral health care includes addiction treatment programs, mental health care, recovery support resources and related prevention and education services.

Rehab programs and treatment options available at the Betty Ford Center campus involve varying levels and frequencies of care, including:

  • Bio-psycho-social assessments
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical detox
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Inpatient (residential treatment) and outpatient substance abuse treatment
  • Integrated mental health services
  • Nearby homes where you can stay while attending outpatient treatment
  • Animal-assisted programming
  • Education and support for families and children
  • Post-rehab continuing care treatment groups

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Often referred to as residential treatment, inpatient drug rehab at the Betty Ford Center is gender-informed and tailored to meet your needs. As a patient, your treatment plan is developed by a team of clinicians who take into consideration your:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Gender identity
  • Family history
  • Substances used (types of drugs)
  • Potential for relapse
  • Medical necessity

How long is drug addiction rehab? 

Your inpatient drug and alcohol rehab stay will vary based on program-specific milestones. Typically, you will start with medical stabilization and detox, followed by an individualized, step-by-step approach to care where you advance through addiction treatment programming at your own pace.

Core treatment components of our inpatient rehab program include:

  • Assessments and evaluation
  • Group therapy
  • Educational lectures
  • Integrated mental health services for co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis)
  • Special-focus groups for those identifying as LGBTQIA+
  • Twelve Step Facilitation therapy
  • Wellness activities
  • Spiritual care services
  • Individual therapy
  • Animal-assisted programming with Malcolm and Moe, Australian Labradoodles

Patients who have more complex substance abuse issues and/or mental health disorders may require more time in treatment to address:

  • Co-occurring mental health complications
  • Relapse prevention
  • Sober living skills
  • Special challenges and concerns

Take a Virtual Tour 

Tour the Betty Ford Center's main rehab center campus in Rancho Mirage and learn more about Hazelden Betty Ford's nationwide substance abuse and mental health programs and services.

Specialized Programs

Opioid Addiction Program
If you struggle with opioid use disorder, our Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12®) program offers residential treatment and outpatient program options. Our COR-12 addiction treatment program incorporates individual counseling, group therapy and educational sessions to target the specific risks and challenges you’re facing with opioid addiction. 

Our COR-12 treatment program has a proven track record of keeping patients engaged in the healing process, giving you the time and care you need to regain your health and hope, learn essential skills and form a support network.

Professionals Program
Whether you’re a first responder, health care professional, lawyer or other professional, your rehabilitation risks, challenges and needs are unique. Along with our core inpatient treatment components, the Betty Ford Center's professionals program includes special-focus group sessions with other professionals as well as individual sessions with a counselor to address career restoration, licensing and/or monitoring matters, and other issues related to your professional practice and reputation.

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient drug rehab at our treatment center varies in frequency and intensity. However, we apply evidence-based approaches and Twelve Step practices to all of our alcohol and drug rehab programs. Outpatient drug rehab programming options at our Rancho Mirage treatment center include:

Day Treatment
Whether you are admitted directly into the day treatment program at our Betty Ford Center near Palm Springs or you are stepping down from a higher level of care, this intensive daily addiction treatment program (also known as partial hospitalization) is an ideal fit if you:

  • Need a less-structured environment than inpatient rehab
  • Would benefit from more support and guidance than a standard outpatient treatment program

Patients in our day treatment outpatient program can opt to live in one of our homes near the Betty Ford Center campus. These homes provide a warm and welcoming place for you to begin your recovery journey, with:

  • 24/7 sober support and accountability
  • Personal time during evenings and on weekends to strengthen sober living skills
  • Opportunities to participate in Twelve Step meetings
  • Connections with the local recovery community. 

Intensive Outpatient Program
The intensive outpatient program meets four days a week for 3 hours a day with both day and evenings options available to you. This level of care can be ideal for those finishing a higher level of care, those who have relapsed or for a first treatment experience. Our clinicians can help determine the right level of care for your needs. 

Room and Board

The Betty Ford Center has homes that are located near our treatment center campus in Rancho Mirage. Designed to provide you with a safe, sober and supportive living environment, this convenient housing option is available to patients participating in our High-Intensity Outpatient Program.

Virtual Outpatient Mental Health Services

Hazelden Betty Ford offers virtual mental health counseling and related services.  If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, stress or other mental health conditions, find the help you need and deserve at the Betty Ford Center. Our licensed mental health staff provide consultation and counseling sessions Monday through Friday, by appointment. 

Help and Healing for Families Affected by Addiction

Many of Hazelden Betty Ford's family services are free and available to anyone. Through these Family Programs, support groups and family counseling services, you and your loved ones can learn how to:

  • Work through the difficulties you are experiencing
  • Understand how to set healthy boundaries
  • Begin to rebuild trusting relationships with one another

You can access many of our family programs and services virtually.

Family Services

Learn more about our programs supporting families affected by addiction

Family Services

Children's Programs

Learn more about our life-changing programs designed to help children with parents or caregivers who have addiction.

Children's Programs

Recovery Management

Our post-rehab services and resources are designed to strengthen your sobriety, reduce the risk of relapse and make recovery a daily priority. Hazelden Betty Ford offers a variety of recovery support resources and tools, including:

  • Mobile apps
  • Online communities
  • Phone-based coaching
  • Twelve Step retreats

Service animals are permitted in Hazelden Betty Ford facilities and we afford individuals who require the assistance of a service animal with equal opportunity to access the organization. Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a "service animal" is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. 

Per the ADA, dogs or other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort, emotional support or companionship do not qualify as service animals. Emotional support, therapy animals and pets are not permitted on Hazelden Betty Ford's facilities, leased spaces or on campus grounds. 

To hold your reservation, we request confirmation and travel details 24 hours prior to your admission.

We suggest purchasing an open-ended airline ticket that permits date changes in the event you decide to extend your stay. Palm Springs International airport is the closest airport to Betty Ford Center (approximately 10 miles).


Select hotels on this list offer discounted rates to visitors of the Betty Ford Center. Please be sure to mention that you will be visiting the Betty Ford Center in order to secure your special rate.

Visiting Hours

A the Betty Ford Center, family and supportive friends are currently able to visit inpatient residents weekly. Visitation takes place on Sundays, from 12:30-2 p.m. Please note that pets need to be left at home – they are not allowed on the BFC campus, and due to the high temperatures in this area they cannot be left in visitor's cars.

Can my pets also come visit? 

No, please be sure to let your family members know to leave all pets at home. Pets are not allowed on site, and in this area the heat makes it unsafe to leave pets in cars. If this guideline is not followed, staff reserve the right to ask a visitor and their pet to leave campus.

Patient Communication

The privacy, respect and safety of your loved one and all of our patients is of the utmost importance and is to be respected. Here's what you need to know: 

Phone Calls

Patients may use their cellphones in their room, when not in programming. To reduce distractions and protect the confidentiality of the treatment community, patients are not allowed to keep their phones on their person. Phones must be kept and used in patients' rooms only unless other arrangements have been made with staff.

In the event of a true emergency where you must reach staff or your loved one immediately, please call your patient's counselor during working hours, or the Medical Services Unit at 1-760-423-6700 after hours.

Gifts and Packages Policy

Loved ones may mail or bring the following items to patients:

  • Flowers
  • Clothes
  • Alcohol-free toiletries and hygiene products
  • Books
  • Cards
  • Bedding and towels that are new in packaging
  • Arts and crafting supplies
  • Medications
  • Cigarettes/chewing tobacco

We do not allow the following items:

  • Alcohol-based toiletries and hygiene products
  • Aerosol products
  • Kombucha, energy drinks, vaping devices, e-cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, herbal cigarettes, items containing CBD
  • Homemade food
  • Bedding, towels, or stuffed animals from home
  • Weapons
  • Small appliances
  • Candles or items that may pose a fire hazard
  • Sporting equipment such as golf clubs, skateboards,  rollerblades/roller skates, bicycles, baseball bats, jump ropes

To ensure the safety of our treatment community, all items must be given directly to staff and will be searched prior to being delivered to patients. Items brought to campus may be delivered Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm and should be dropped off in the Reception Building. When dropping off items, you will not be allowed to visit with a patient unless explicit arrangements have been made with staff prior to arrival on campus.

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39407 Vista Del Sol
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


The following establishments are located close to the Betty Ford Center and so may be convenient:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 760-340-5516, 2.2 miles
  • Omni Rancho Las Palmas Hotel, 760-568-2727, 2.1 miles
  • J.W. Marriott Desert Springs, 760-341-2211, 3.0 miles
  • Airbnb: Many comfortable Rooms to Rent in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert

Special Recognition

We acknowledge that we stand on the homelands of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians who are stewards to more than 31,500 acres of ancestral lands in this area. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exist between these peoples and this land.

Hazelden Betty Ford Named a Center of Excellence Among Top Insurers

Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers, including the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, are proud to be recognized by multiple insurance providers for our leadership, best practices, research, support and training in the addiction treatment field, including:

California Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation locations are licensed and/or certified by the Department of Public Health (Residential) and the Department of Health Care Services (Outpatient). 

California Department of Health Care Services – Certification Number 330164AN – Expiration 5/31/25

California Department of Public Health – License Number 250000049 – Expiration 9/6/24