Betty Ford Center to open new outpatient facility in Del Mar Heights

The Betty Ford Center has signed a lease to open a new outpatient addiction treatment facility in Del Mar Heights, according to a press release.

The treatment center will start taking patients mid-December. The Betty Ford Center is part of the renowned national nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which will now have 17 sites across the country.

“This expansion will enable us to provide people with the world-class care they need, right where they are, and when they need it,” said Janelle Wesloh, who is serving as Interim Executive Director of the new facility. She noted the new facility will offer a full continuum of outpatient substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health services, including a teens/young adults program and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12™) protocol.

The Betty Ford Center, which has an acclaimed residential treatment facility in Rancho Mirage, now will have two outpatient facilities in Southern California. The other, in West Los Angeles, opened last year. As with all locations in the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s national system of care, insurance options are available, and financial case managers will work to ensure that individuals and families seeking treatment are able to leverage their insurance benefits.

“Our new San Diego facility will offer our state-of-the-art treatment and resources for individuals and families, and will serve as a neighborhood hub for recovery support and community education,” said Wesloh, who said the new location will host a public open house on Jan. 11. “The chronic disease of addiction demands multiple levels of care and accessible treatment that works. While our world-class, residential treatment will continue as the best option for those patients who need the highest level of care, there is a pressing demand for additional treatment options that encompass the full continuum of care. We are excited to offer proven, high-quality treatment services to the residents of San Diego and surrounding communities.”

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