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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

39000 Bob Hope Dr PO Box 1560, Rancho Mirage, California, 92270
Betty Ford Center has provided world-class addiction treatment services in Rancho Mirage, California, since 1982. With the opening of an outpatient center in West Los Angeles in February 2015, Betty Ford Center now offers the full continuum of services based on the 12 Steps, including assessment and evaluation, residential, detox, IOP, mental health, day treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient and sober living housing. We also specialize in treatment for professionals, young adults and those suffering from chronic pain, as well as prevention and education programs for families and children. Insurance options are now available at the Betty Ford Center, making treatment more affordable for patients. The Betty Ford Center is a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. We offer individualized addiction treatment for every individual with the length of stay dependent on the patient’s needs.

Facility Highlights

  • World-class addiction treatment that is evidence based
  • Major insurances accepted
  • Individualized addiction treatment for every individual


  • Day Treatment Program

    Day Treatment - Weekday outpatient rehab at our Rancho Mirage campus: Evidence-based day treatment at the Betty Ford Center provides you with the most intensive level of outpatient care—and surrounds you with a multidisciplinary rehab team dedicated to your recovery. Programming takes place weekdays on our main campus in Rancho Mirage, California, with patients living at home or in nearby gender-specific sober residences staffed by the Betty Ford Center. Tailored to meet your specific needs, day treatment is an especially effective rehab option if you have experienced chronic relapse, have made multiple attempts at treatment, or are struggling with co-occurring mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

Meet the Staff

  • Steve Eickelberg, MD
    Steve Eickelberg, MDMedical Director
    Steve Eickelberg, MD, is the Betty Ford Center Medical Director, specializing in addiction-related psychiatric and psychotherapy services. He most recently led a private practice in Paradise Valley, AZ, serving individuals, couples, families and family businesses, health professionals, airline pilots and professional athletes. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oregon and interned in surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also held residencies at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.
  • Mark Baumgartner, MEd, LPC, LCDC
    Mark Baumgartner, MEd, LPC, LCDCSenior Director of Clinical Services
    Mark Baumgartner, MEd, LPC, LCDC, has over 25 years of clinical experience, including 14 years in a leadership capacity, Mark Baumgartner brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to his role as the Senior Director of Clinical Services for the Betty Ford Center. Mark’s work spans the entire addiction treatment continuum for all ages. He has worked as a counselor, caseworker, therapist, youth specialist, director of inpatient services, and, most recently, director of the new Betty Ford Center outpatient clinic in West Los Angeles. In his current role, he oversees clinical services for both the outpatient clinic and the Betty Ford Center’s flagship inpatient treatment hospital in Rancho Mirage. Mark was instrumental in developing the Young Adult Recovery Program at the Betty Ford Center and has provided key leadership in developing other clinical products, designing and implementing treatment and documentation standards, and providing clinical training. In addition to his 14 years of experience with the Betty Ford Center, Mark has worked in a variety of other addiction treatment, mental health and corrections settings in Texas and Arizona. Mark holds a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin (Tex.) State University. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1996 and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 1991.

Financial Details

  • Financing: Less than 60%

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The merger of Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center brought together 15 residential and outpatient facilities under two of the most iconic names in addiction treatment. One of the best-known rehabs in the world, the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., offers medical detox plus residential and outpatient treatment for adults seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.


The treatment process begins with a comprehensive assessment to guide the development of treatment programs. Hazelden Betty Ford’s programs use the 12-step model alongside evidence-based treatment modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). Clients also receive life skills training and alternative therapies such as meditation and yoga. Family members ages 13 and up may attend a three-day family program.

Offerings at this center are varied and personalized to the clients’ needs. With regard to residential programs, there is a 45-day residential pain management course. There is also residential or day treatment for young adults ages 18 to 25, making it one of the 436 (33.3 percent) facilities in California that offer treatments specifically for young adults. There is a structured sober living program with a 90-day minimum commitment. Outpatient options include an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a four-day program for the children of alcoholics (ages 7 to 12).

Specialized treatment areas include programs for opioid addiction, pain management, older adults, healthcare professionals, and other professionals. It is one of the 355 (27.1 percent) of California treatment facilities that provide specialized services for LGBT clients.

Prevention is a big part of the program, and there are community-focused programs to education and offer prevention services in the community.

An aftercare group meets once a week. Other aftercare provisions include social networks and apps, family guidance and support, telephone or online recovery coaching, and monitoring and accountability.


The treatment team includes three physicians and two psychiatrists, plus a nurse and certified therapists and counselors. It is one of California’s 182 (13.9 percent) facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission.


Betty Ford Center at Rancho Mirage has a gym, a pool with hot tub, and a lake on-site. Clients live with roommates in gender-specific residence halls and are assigned daily chores. Reviewers polled by Rehabs.com went out of their way to say how clean the facility was.


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received more than 20 reviews from alumni of Betty Ford Center at Rancho Mirage. The feedback was largely positive, especially the more recent commentary.

In their comments, reviewers frequently provided positive feedback about the privacy, the amenities, and the quality of the counseling. They also described the program as very thorough, indicating that it got to the root of their problems. Scott wrote: “BFC is very focused on comprehensive and complete treatment.” A large proportion of reviewers mentioned the expense of treatment was a downside.

Betty Ford Center’s specialized areas also received favorable attention. Sophie said: “It has the best family program in the country,” and another reviewer described the pain management program as “extraordinary, powerful, and effective.”

In contrast, however, one anonymous reviewer wrote: “I understand and agree with the importance of The Steps, but this facility went overboard on this area in my opinion.”

Staff Experience and Training: 4.3/5
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.3/5
Affordability: 3.4/5
Counseling Options: 4.1/5

On Google, Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage has an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars from six reviews to date.[1] In the most comprehensive review, Aleysea wrote how “Great place,wonderful groups and activities. People there are so nice. Great place to try find your recovery/program.” Tony added how “They give you all the tools needed to live a sober life.”


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received more than 44 reviews from loved ones of Betty Ford Center at Rancho Mirage. Loved ones gave mostly positive reviews but cited the price as a weakness. Loved ones indicated that they felt involved in the process. One anonymous reviewer wrote: “They kept me informed of all progress and concerns.”

At least two reviewers said aftercare provisions could be improved. Kathy commented: “They need a low cost aftercare program.”

Family Participation: 4.3/5
Affordability: 3.3/5
Counseling Options: 4/5


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received two reviews from staff members of Betty Ford Center at Rancho Mirage. The feedback was positive. Both staff members gave five out of five star ratings for fair salary, privacy, and staff experience. However, some of the other categories one reviewer gave three or four stars for while the other gave five stars, such as fair pricing and patient loyalty.


The center accepts most insurance policies and provides financial aid for eligible clients.

[1] GoogleReviews

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