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Who we serve

Aurora Behavioral Healthcare San Diego Hospital provides Inpatient and Outpatient Services for Children Adolescents and Adults.

Our Intake and Assessment Department is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our Mental Health or Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs and Services.

Aurora San Diego Hospital is contracted with most insurance companies including Kaiser, Blue Cross, Optum, Magellan, Blue Shield, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, Pacificare, CIGNA and many more. We are also a Medicare and MediCal Certified Provider Hospital.

Please call: 858-675-4228 or 888-565-4228 for more information 24/7, or to schedule a NO COST Confidential Assessment.

What is an assessment?

At Aurora San Diego Hospital our goal during the assessment process is for you to feel comfortable and informed. During the assessment, a Mental Health Professional will ask you about the concerns you are currently having as well as questions about your past medical and psychiatric history. If applicable, any drug and/or alcohol abuse will be addressed as well. An assessment allows us to efficiently and effectively evaluate how you are feeling emotionally and physically so that we may identify a program and services which best meet your needs. Feel free to bring a family member or friend, as this may be helpful for support and to assist in the assessment process.

This assessment is not a psychiatric evaluation. Rather, it is to determine the level of care you need. Once the assessment is complete, our staff will discuss the results with you and then make a determination about what services you may need.

How do I schedule an assessment?

Call: 888-565-4228 or 858-675-4228, one of our Mental Health Professionals will take your call, ask a series of questions to determine if a face-to-face assessment is the appropriate next step. Our goal is to meet with you as soon as possible, same day assessments are available in most situations.

When do I schedule an assessment?

If you are having difficulty at school, work or home due to a mental health or chemical dependency issue such as:

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression
  • Drug/Alcohol abuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal/Homicidal thoughts
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsivity

 NOW is the right time to call: 858-675-4228

How long do assessments take?

The time frame for an assessment varies, depending on your individual situation. In most cases you should expect an assessment to take 30-45 minutes. If it is determined that hospitalization is the best course of treatment, 1 ½ hours for the admission process should be expected.