Aurora Charter Oak Hospital is licensed and accredited as a 134-bed psychiatric hospital providing short-term care for adolescents (ages 13–17) and adults (ages 18+) with mental health and/or substance use problems. The Charter Oak Recovery Center is licensed and accredited as a 12-bed short-term Residential Treatment Center (RTC), featuring all-private rooms, offering treatment for adults with a primary alcohol or other substance use problem. Most individuals who receive treatment at Charter Oak live in the Southern California area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. However, they also accept referrals from other areas.
While many treatment facilities focus on either mental health or substance use disorders, Aurora Charter Oak Hospital and the Charter Oak Recovery Center specialize in treating individuals with co-occurring conditions: both mental health and substance use problems. Chemical dependency and mental disorders have biological, psychological and social components, all of which are addressed in their treatment programs. Each individual at Charter Oak facility receives care from a treatment team that typically includes a psychiatrist, internal medicine/family practice physician, case manager/social worker, registered nurses, addiction counselor/therapist, and other behavioral health specialists. Charter Oak is dedicated to providing high quality care for individuals who are struggling with mental health, chemical dependency, or a combination of behavioral health issues. Charter Oak encourages their patients and family members to take an active role in treatment, education and recovery.