California Screening –
May 5, 2020 – The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a national nonprofit that treats more than 25,000 people annually at its 15 clinical sites, including three in California. It serves thousands more who are in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders and is a leading provider of education and training for professionals who provide such care, as well as prevention services. Long a provider of telehealth solutions, Hazelden Betty Ford began piloting virtual outpatient treatment services last summer and quickly sped up and expanded its plans when the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hit. At the same time, it took robust steps to reduce the risks for patients at residential sites like the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage and quickly connected patients and community members to free support resources, including 24 Hours a Day and other mobile apps for which the organization has removed the cost at this time.