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Aurora Behavioral Healthcare San Diego Hospital

11878 Avenue of Industry, San Diego, California, 92128
At Aurora Behavioral Healthcare - San Diego, individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction are provided medically monitored inpatient services and residential treatment for lasting results. Withdrawal assistance is provided in a supervised clinical setting for safe, effective detoxification. Assessment and detoxification are followed by individualized treatment planning, psychological and psychiatric evaluation, individual, group, and family therapy, life skills training, and transitional assistance as needed.

Facility Highlights

  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Detox


  • Psychiatric Services for Adolescents

    The inpatient Treatment Program for children and adolescents provides the highest quality of care possible to patients and their families. This is accomplished by creating a structured environment that encourages early recovery and, in time, the patients return to a normal home life. This environment includes attention to the skills of daily living, educational and vocational development, opportunities to develop interpersonal skills with a group, the restoration of family relationships, and any special areas where the diagnosis and treatment process indicate that help is needed. Our treatment is based on our belief that children and teenagers differ a lot in the ways they mature and in the ways they handle the stress of these years. Therefore, we individualize our treatment approach to each situation. We use what is a called a "multi-disciplinary team" approach to treatment, which means that a variety of specialists will be available to work with the youth and family on all aspects of life.
  • Psychiatric Services for Adults

    The Adult program provides two levels of care for inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment: Intensive Treatment Unit: Offers close supervision for patients who are either detoxing or in need of more structure, due to their medical or emotional status. Open Unit: Provides group activities in a structured environment, that are specific to the patient's individualized needs, be it either through psychiatric track or dual diagnosis track.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Cindy Brooks
    Cindy BrooksDirector of Admitting/Communication
  • Jim Plummer
    Jim PlummerChief Executive Officer

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Founded in 2000, Auroa Behavioral Health Care operates 14 facilities throughout California, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas. The 80-bed hospital in San Diego, Calif. provides inpatient treatment, outpatient programs, and day treatment to individuals struggling with substance use and/or mental health disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Medically-managed detox is available on-site.


According to Aurora Behavioral Health Care's website, it emphasizes a collaborative, multidisciplinary model of care that is individualized for each patient. Treatment plans are based on laboratory tests, physical and psychological examinations, and clinical evaluations.

Treatment plans may include detox to manage withdrawal symptoms. Following detox, clients are assigned to the residential program. Residential programming includes individual, group, and family therapy. Clients may participate in an intensive family program to resolve family issues that contribute to substance abuse behavior.

Intensive family therapy helps to rebuild the relationships within the family and create sober living behaviors for the entire family. Clients are also encourage to participate in groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) to further their recovery.

The treatment team also teaches sober living skills including non-chemical coping, relaxation techniques, problem solving, assertiveness training, nutrition, and methods for maintaining personal health and fitness. Both clients and families are orientated to and participate in 12-step programs.

The outpatient program uses the same methodologies as the residential program. Individuals in the intensive outpatient program meet three hours a day, three days a week for an average of eight weeks. Upon successful completion of treatment, aftercare planning is also provided.


According to the facility’s website, Aurora's treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, psychiatric nurses, chemical dependency counselors, recreational therapists, dietitians, and other specialists.


Aurora Behavioral Health Care's website notes it is a 18-bed hospital. The eight people to leave feedback for accommodations and amenities gave mixed feedback.

3.25/5 for accommodations and amenities


Of the seven loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, four gave positive feedback, one gave neutral reviews, and two had negative opinions about Aurora Behavioral Health Care.

Alumni rated the center's cleanliness and affordability the best. Alumni praised the professional staff and treatment effectiveness. "I also didn't like at first but this placed saved my life," an alum wrote in a representative review. "The counselors are amazing. It was worth the cost because I stayed sober."

To date, the 67 people who left Google Reviews gave an average of 2.6 out of five stars.[1] Reviewers were divided on their opinions of care. Some of the reviewers praised staff members, while others made very serious claims about poor treatment.

The 51 people who provided Yelp reviews gave an average of two out of five stars, and mixed feedback.[2] While some individuals gave positive feedback, others also made serious negative claims about the treatment center.


Of the three loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, two gave negative feedback and one provided a positive review. Two of the loved ones gave one out of five stars for holistic offers and three stars when asked if treatment was worth the cost.

"I do believe this facility as a whole cares about their patients and wants to help," a loved one wrote in a representative review. "I just feel the individual programs should be on the same page as the organization."


To date, the 103 staffers to leave reviews on Indeed gave an average of 3.3 out of five stars and mixed feedback.[3] While some staffers praised their co-workers and managers, others noted a toxic work environment.


Aurora Behavioral Health Care's website notes it is one of the 734 (56 percent) of California facilities that accepts insurance. It also accepts TriCare, MediCare, and Medi-Cal. Self-pay is also accepted and price quotes can be given through a phone interview.

[1] https://goo.gl/Y9dpZZ
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/aurora-behavioral-health-care-san-diego-san-diego
[3] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Aurora-Behavioral-Health-Care/reviews?lang=

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