Casa Palmera

Google Rating: 4.1
  • 14750 El Camino Real, Del Mar California, 92014
  • Contact:  
  • (888) 206-6814

About Treatment Center

Located in Del Mar, California, Casa Palmera offers treatment for Addiction, Alcohol Abuse and Drug Abuse. Our mission at Casa Palmera is to be the leading provider of quality care for addiction treatment in the country. We offer Intensive outpatient treatment, Long-term residential and Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment) that are customized to suit the patients’ unique needs. In these treatment plans, we teach our patients to develop coping skills, identify relapse triggers, and rebuild their sense of self-worth and confidence. It’s within these coping skills that will ensure the success of an addict’s recovery, since they will be utilizing them both during treatment and once they return home after treatment is over. Our treatment approaches include Dialectical behavioral therapy, Family Based Treatment and Neurofeedback. At Casa Palmera, we believe that everyone has the ability to recover from their addiction, despite how severe their addiction may be. We strive to do everything in our power to show our patients that they can succeed in every facet of their life, not just in treatment. We treat Adults and accept Aetna, Anthem and Beacon, plus many other insurances. We are here to help break the cycle of addiction so that our patients can live the life that they deserve. For the convenience of the patient, we have Free Parking and Wheelchair Access that will make their stay here more comfortable and enjoyable.

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  • License No.: 080000291
  • State: California
  • Certificate: JCAHO/476779
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Rehab Center Details

  • Adult Residential
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorder
  • Psychiatric Residential
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  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Treatment Options

  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Long-term residential
  • Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment)


  • Adults

Payment Methods

American Express, Cash or self-payment, Check, Mastercard, Visa.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • HMSA
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • MHN
  • Most Out-of-Network
  • Multiplan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint

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Google Reviews

Casa Palmera was a life saving experience for me. First it was the only treatment center that took insurance other than PPO. Second the treatment center and staff were incredible. I drank for 20 plus years and also suffer from PTSD. They were compassionate with all my needs. Most of the therapists are in recovery as well, which helped because they had been in my shoes. They had been through what I was going through. I have my life, wife, and kids back now and am living a sober healthy life do to Casa Palmera. Treatment isn't the easiest think to ask for when your in the midst using, but Casa was the answer for me. I spent 30 days in residence and another 60 days in PHP/IOP. Casa's program gave me a strong foundation for continued recovery. Thank you to the staff, nurses, and therapists of Casa Palmera. My family thanks you as well

S Flanagan, 27 days ago

Best decision I ever made. There are people with a wide variety of issues and treatment plans from depression and PTSD to eating disorders to chemical dependency. Staff is caring and they do the best they can under the thumb of a Director who clearly is a micromanager. That being said, they do provide many services that other treatment facilities don't such as taking clients to the salon, a climbing wall and ropes course, walks on the beach and other outings and activities. The food is mostly very good and they cater to people who are vegetarians or just dislike certain foods such as pork, fish, etc. The grounds are beautiful and the accommodations are clean and comfortable. It has more of a retreat feel as opposed to a hospital or rehab facility. Kitchen, housekeeping, and nursing staff are all superb and amazingly friendly. The program is very structured in terms of plans for groups, meals, snack, and bedtime. The floor staff does not get enough credit as they are always incredibly busy and still have to enforce rules and guidelines. Imagine having to tell a bunch of adults to go to bed at 10pm. Like any therapy or treatment program, it is what you make of it and put into it. Go in for the right reasons and trust the process and you will leave a much better and stronger person. I'm grateful for my time at Casa and would highly recommend it to anyone in need of intensive treatment, regardless of the issue.

Karin Klein, 8 months ago

Every day I thank the world for bringing me to Casa Palmera. I've been in many treatment settings, and this is by far one of the best structured, best executed, most effective I've ever seen. The staff and treatment teams are beyond competent, and the groups all complement each other so well. It's actually eerie haha. The schedule is individualized, full and exhausting. This is not a program for anyone who isn't actually committed to getting better, or at least open to such commitment. It is HARD. The one thing to know is that this is a program rooted in the power of group therapy, so you won't get as many individual treatment sessions unless you specifically request more individual sessions of the specific appointments you need. I was extremely fortunate that I was able to get 7 weeks of residential treatment here. They did great work with my insurance and I was able to stay longer than the 30 days recommended, which was absolutely essential for my unique treatment needs. In other words, I came in essentially a lost cause, and left feeling like a myself that I never imagined I'd see again. I still get chills thinking about when I finally started to see improvements, and everyone around me saw them as well. Anyone I know in the "real world" would never believe I lost my smile, and didn't truly smile for months. I didn't even realize I wasn't smiling! Yet before discharge, my psychiatrist even told me that working with clients like me reminds her why she became a psychiatrist in the first place. Imagine my smile then! The one across the board issue that affected almost everyone was lack of communication between departments, and the requirement that almost any variation or individual receive explicit approval from the directors before the patient can get what they need. I really hope this is improving. Beside that, there are a number of "protocols" here (their term... lol) that I bumped up against during my stay. And many I found to interfere directly with my treatment. It was beyond frustrating how I constantly had to advocate for my needs. I didn't even want to have needs in the first place, and here I was having to not only admit to having them, but to assert myself for them! The funny thing to me is that, a couple months post-discharge, I can barely remember most of the issues that bothered me. Which I'm sure would make my therapist there laugh hard. What stuck with me is my confidence, my feeling of worthiness, my voice, my grounding and mindfulness practice, my sense of belonging. Those skills I acquired working with my treatment team on how to allow myself to feel angry, to voice my needs, that I am allowed to put myself first and get my needs met -- all of these are what I remember and treasure. Not the need itself. Thanks to Casa, and thanks to all the hard work they helped facilitate, somehow I'm learning to find myself and my place in a world that no longer has to be defined by trauma, anxiety, and all my maladaptive coping skills... I can live the life I've imagined, one with meaning, one that is worth living.

Rachel DeYoung, 11 months ago

My significant other has been there for 2 days of her 30 day stay were going through our 72 hour black-out period and it's tough. I have called Casa 4 times in 2 days and they have been very responsive to my annoying calls. 28 days to go before we get to start our lives again.

Lawrence Hackney, 1 year ago

I just came back from Casa Palmera, I went there for anxiety, trauma, and depression. All in all, It was a very good experience and I got a lot out of the program. The majority of the staff is wonderful. The higher ranked staff there like the CEO and what not are a bit money crazy and tend to put finance instead of the patients well being. That was the only issue I had with the place, they are all about getting their money. So if you can afford a place like this, you will love it. If you cannot afford it, I don't recommend you come here. However they work with most insurances, so you should first look into that. The food is extremely diet based, so its very bland, and boring. I hated that, its very strictly healthy and I think they left out a lot of necessary components, but It wasn't too horrible. Before you come in here you need to know that they will do anything in there power to make sure you stay the full 30 days. They can be pushy so you need to stand up for yourself and your needs. Other than that though, I enjoyed my stay. Most staff was amazing, the groups were very useful, and you get to make connections with the other patients there. With any treatment facility, YOU have to be willing to work hard. No program will work for you if you are not willing. So be open minded, participate in groups, and you'll get a lot out of this place. It really has helped me a lot and I still stand by my decision to seek treatment here. The location is beautiful and the facility itself is very very high class and stunning. Good luck to anyone considering treatment, Casa is a good place to go.

annpannn, 3 years ago

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