Sovereign Health of Palm Desert, California

Sovereign Health offers a treatment center in Palm Desert that serves females and males ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, a substance abuse disorder or a co-occurring condition. This Palm Desert location in Southern California nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains has endless sunny skies. As one of Palm Springs’ satellite towns, Palm Desert is a resort community that is surrounded by golf courses and the San Jacinto Mountains, making it a popular destination for travelers from California and elsewhere. This location provides warm weather, a stunning landscape and a city rich in community. The residential treatment facility is located around 107 miles away from Los Angeles and is only a short drive from California State Route 111 and the Palm Springs International Airport, making it easy to access and a convenient destination for those coming from other areas.

As one of the leading Palm Springs treatment centers, Sovereign Health of Palm Desert offers individual and group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, as well as stress and anger management. Additionally, alternatives to traditional therapy are available and encouraged, including art and equine therapy, music therapy, meditation, exercise and yoga. Ten residences can accommodate 146 individuals, with separate living quarters for men and women. The average length of stay at this treatment facility is 30 to 90 days. This program offers alcohol education as well as relapse prevention. Schedules include daily chores, activities, therapies and three meals, as well as weekly outings. There is 24/7 crisis intervention available to all patients.

Levels of care

Sovereign’s Palm Desert location offers mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment programs. In addition, we offer specialized programs. Levels of care include a residential treatment center (RTC), a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). A dedicated detox level of care helps patients recover from the damage done by substance abuse.

Detoxification treatment is the first step in the process and is used to rid the drug from the body. Medications are administered to relieve the withdrawal effects associated with detox. Certain medications are given, depending on the specific abused substance. Treatment with a low-dose taper of benzodiazepines are the medication standard of care for individuals who are withdrawing from either alcohol of benzodiazepines. Withdrawal effects are the most painful part of detoxification and, depending on the addicted substance, detox can take a few days.

Our RTC level of care is designed for patients who are not capable of living independently and, therefore, require around-the-clock in-house care. It is similar to hospitalization for medical patients who cannot be treated on an outpatient basis.

Our PHP level of care is a combination between inpatient and outpatient care and can be used to treat patients who do not require around-the-clock monitoring but still need more care than those in an outpatient level of care.

Our IOP level of care is the least intense level and allows patients to be treated in outpatient care, similar to being treated for a chronic medical disease by a primary care physician on a checkup basis.

P.R.I.M.E. Program

Palm Desert is also home to our Personal Recovery Integrating Men’s Experiences program, or P.R.I.M.E., that specializes in the unique recovery needs of men over age 40. Similar to Sovereign Health of Palm Desert’s mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment programs, P.R.I.M.E. offers these same programs and utilizes all levels of care, from detox treatment to intensive outpatient treatment. Individual and group therapies help mature men reclaim and enjoy the prime of their lives by addressing the issues that hold them back.

After thorough medical, psychosocial, biopsychosocial and substance abuse assessments, our clinical team designs a customized treatment plan for the men in our P.R.I.M.E. program. Treatment modalities include individual and group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, art and music therapy, equine therapy, anger management and family therapy. As an adjunct to evidenced-based treatments, men in the P.R.I.M.E. program can enjoy activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, such as yoga, gym outings, hiking, visiting local art museums and bowling. P.R.I.M.E offers 10 residences that can accommodate 146 men.

Contact us

Sovereign Health of Palm Desert accepts most health insurance plans, and members of our treatment team are happy to verify coverage. For more information about our treatment programs, please visit our website or call our 24/7 toll-free helpline at 866-657-6790.

39800 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260



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Accreditation / Certification:
  • DCFS
  • Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Recovery Integrating Men's Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)
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  • Wire
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Adults

Treatment Programs:
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Rehab
  • Drug Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health
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  • Individuals
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Out / In Patient:
  • Detox
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Short Term (<30 Days) Residential
Accepted Insurance:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Health Care

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Date added: 2016-12-07 22:19:36 | Last time updated: 2017-01-19 21:40:30 | Viewed: 1056 times