Outpatient Behavioral Health and Rehab Services

11720 El Camino Real, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92130

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Betty Ford Center in San Diego, CA

Day Treatment and IOP Programs


Outpatient Rehab Programs

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Counselors and therapists at the Betty Ford Center understand that people come to us with varying degrees of motivation and commitment for making the behavioral health changes necessary to build long-term recovery. That's why our clinicians customize treatment planning to meet each patient's needs, concerns and challenges.

Our San Diego outpatient rehab center specializes in day treatment (also referred to as partial hospitalization) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) and low-intensity outpatient levels of care.

When you begin treatment, your care team will develop a personalized plan that identifies an initial intensity and pace of care. As you proceed, your treatment team will continually assess your progress and adapt your care plan accordingly. Your treatment team will also put together a post-rehab plan for you with recommendations for strengthening recovery and preventing relapse.

One year after treatment, 74 percent of our patients report being sober

How can I tell if I need treatment?

If your alcohol or drug use is having a negative impact on your relationships, career, health or general sense of well-being, reach out to a Hazelden Betty Ford care navigator to talk things over. Our care navigators will speak with you confidentially and at no cost to help assess your situation and describe the types of behavioral health services and resources available. 

You can also ask our care navigators for specific information about our outpatient treatment programs at the Betty Ford Center in San Diego, including:

  • Day treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Virtual intensive outpatient treatment
  • Low-intensity group sessions

Does the Betty Ford Center offer detox services in San Diego?

We do not provide drug or alcohol detox at our San Diego outpatient clinic, but our Rancho Mirage inpatient treatment center provides detoxification services at our on-site medical unit.

Withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs can cause severe and unpredictable reactions, which is why medically supervised detox services are often recommended. In addition to safely withdrawing from alcohol/drugs, the detox process eases withdrawal symptoms and relieves drug cravings so you can focus your energy and attention on treatment.

Does virtual treatment work for addiction?

Telehealth conferencing has opened the doors to treatment and therapy to more people than ever—offering a comparable level of care that's more convenient for some patients than in-person sessions.

The Betty Ford Center's San Diego-based virtual IOP program could be an ideal addiction treatment solution if you have accessibility or mobility concerns, are navigating around work schedules or you aren't located near any of our southern California rehab centers.

How can the Betty Ford Center help me after rehab?

Many of the changes you make during substance abuse treatment involve new ways of living your life that take self-awareness, practice and patience. Having the support of other who've "been there, done that" can make all the difference in navigating your way forward. In fact, staying connected with others in recovery is one of the healthiest moves you can make.

Hazelden Betty Ford's post-rehab services and resources are designed to do just that: Keep you engaged, motivated, inspired and moving forward. Our experts have developed a number of recovery support tools and resources to guide and strengthen your recovery, reduce your risk of relapse and help you make your health and well-being a daily priority.

Widely available and readily accessible, these resources include:

  • Phone-based recovery coaching
  • Mobile apps
  • Online recovery communities
  • Speaker events and other activities

Virtual Outpatient Care

Mental Health Services

Whether you're struggling with a co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) or facing mental health challenges unrelated to a substance use disorder, the Betty Ford Center's licensed mental health professionals are here for you.

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Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders

Substance use issues often occur in tandem with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or other mental health challenges. Clinicians at the Betty Ford Center in San Diego specialize in evidence-based treatment of co-occurring disorders.

Virtual Mental Health Services

Through telehealth conferencing, we offer individual and group counseling services to help you address anxiety, depression, grief, post-traumatic stress and other mental health challenges. Beginning with an assessment, our mental health experts will create an individualized care plan to most effectively address your particular challenges.

Note: Virtual outpatient mental health services at the Betty Ford Center are available to the general community, not only our addiction treatment patients.

Behavioral Health Services and Resources

Family Services and Support

When addiction takes hold of a family member, the entire family can be impacted by the stress, chaos and stigma that typically accompany the condition. The Betty Ford Center's innovative services for families and children give you the tools to reconnect, heal and grow, together.

With care and support, your family can:

  • Work through the hurt and stress you've experienced
  • Learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries
  • Rebuild trust in one another

Many of our special-focus family resources are available online and at no cost so your family members can access support from anywhere in California, and beyond.


  • Virtual family services orientation session
  • Virtual family support groups
  • Virtual healthy relationships series
  • Immersive family workshop – in-person (Rancho Mirage)
  • Children's program (ages 7-12) – virtual or in-person (Rancho Mirage)
  • Adolescent program (ages 13-19) - virtual
  • Spanish-language family session - virtual
  • Native American family session – virtual
  • Family coaching – web and phone-based
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Licensure and Certifications

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 190864AN – Expiration 9/30/25