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Addiction Medicine Fellowship Training Sites

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Rancho Mirage

Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage

Established in 1982 by former First Lady Betty Ford, an outspoken addiction recovery advocate, the iconic rehab center sits on a private, 20-acre campus, adjacent to the Eisenhower Medical Center. In establishing the Rancho Mirage addiction treatment center, Ford and the facility's co-founders patterned the drug and alcohol rehab approach after the Hazelden Foundation's holistic Minnesota Model of care. The addiction treatment approach combines multidisciplinary care for the body, mind and spirit with twelve-step practices of mutual support. In 2014, the Betty Ford Center and Hazelden merged, forming the nation’s leading nonprofit drug addiction treatment center, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

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Eisenhower Health, Rancho Mirage

Eisenhower Medical Center sign

The Eisenhower Medical Center is located on a 130 acre campus in Rancho Mirage and is part of the larger Eisenhower Health, which has provided high quality, compassionate care for more than 45 years. The complex incudes the 463-bed hospital, the Annenberg Health Sciences Building at Eisenhower, and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower in addition to its outpatient facilities in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta. The Betty Ford Center is also located on the Eisenhower campus.


Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center

The Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center in Palm Springs provides medication-assisted treatment for men and women, aged 18 and older, who are trapped in the dangerous cycle of opioid abuse. The center provides methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex treatments, allowing clients to recover from addictions to heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.


Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs

Desert AIDS Project facility

The Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs (DAP) is the Coachella Valley’s primary not-for-profit resource for those living with, affected by, or at-risk for HIV or AIDS. DAP provides comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary and preventative health care services including; primary medical care, HIV and Hepatitis specialty care, dentistry, behavioral health and social services

The Outpatient Drug Free Treatment Program (ODF) is designed to help people reduce or eliminate alcohol and/or other drug use, address associated physical and/or mental health problems, and restore participants to maximum functional ability. This 16-week outpatient treatment program consists of a substance abuse treatment group twice a week plus weekly individual sessions with a certified alcohol drug counselor (CADC), and weekly peer support group facilitated by a Peer Support Specialist. Services are provided by the CADC with adjunct aftercare therapy provided by a licensed mental health professional.