Top 14 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Rialto, CA & Free Treatment Resources

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Rialto, CA, is located in San Bernardino County and is about 50 miles east of Los Angles. Like many areas in the U.S., Rialto and San Bernardino County have seen a sharp rise in opioid use among residents. Rehab admissions for opioid use have gone up 103% over the past ten years.California has taken steps to make sure that all rehab programs offer quality care. The Ethical Treatment for Persons with Substance Use Disorder Act sets standards for addiction treatment. The law ensures that a rehab staff has appropriate training to care for people recovering from addiction. The law also mandates that rehabs offer care for co-occurring mental health conditions. For residents looking for alcohol or drug rehab in Rialto, CA, the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health helps you find rehabs that meet your needs.2

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Substance Abuse Statistics in Rialto, CA

Here are some facts regarding substance use in Rialto, CA, and San Bernardino County:

Financing Substance Abuse Treatment in Rialto, CA

The cost of rehab may feel like an obstacle to getting the care you need. Many rehabs offer financial assistance to people who might not otherwise be able to afford treatment. Financial assistance can include the following:

Government-funded rehabs: Some treatment programs get funding from federal, state, or local governments to provide low-cost and free care. The federal government funds some methadone clinics, which help treat opioid addiction.

Grant-funded rehabs: Some drug rehabs in and around Rialto receive grants, such as those from SAMHSA or other non-profit funders. This money allows the facilities to offer affordable and no-cost addiction treatment.

Rehab scholarships: Some churches and organizations like 10,000 Beds provide scholarships to cover the cost of attending rehab. Some rehab facilities also offer financial help for people who can’t otherwise afford to get care.

The San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Mesa Counseling Center offers flexible payment for low-income individuals, and the Inland Empire Teen Challenge program in Riverside offers free services. You can also access free drug or alcohol rehab in Rialto, CA through AA, SmartRecovery, or the Salvation Army.

San Bernardino County offers free recovery services for eligible individuals who have completed residential, outpatient, or medication-assisted treatment. The program can also fill any lapses of services between levels of care.2 These services provide for your individual recovery plan or your ongoing recovery plan, individual or group counseling, education and job skills support, and family support.4

To find a rehab program in the Rialto, CA, area, type “alcohol rehab near me” or “drug rehab near me” in a search engine or directory website.

Private Insurance, Medicare, and Medi-Cal

All health insurance policies are legally required to cover substance abuse treatment. This includes private insurance, such as plans you get from your employer. Government insurance plans like Medicare, Medicaid,5 and military insurance also cover rehab services.

Private Insurance

Many Rialto, CA drug rehabs and facilities throughout San Bernardino County accept private insurance. This includes policies from companies like Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. Health insurance covers a significant portion of rehab so that your out-of-pocket costs won’t be as high. Depending on your plan’s benefits, you may be able to attend a Rialto drug rehab for free.


Medicaid is a federal-state partnership that offers health insurance to people with low incomes, people who are pregnant, and people with certain disabilities. California’s Medicaid program is called Medi-Cal. California residents who earn 138% of the federal poverty level or less, are pregnant, or are disabled can apply for Medi-Cal.

Medi-Cal has a Behavioral Health Division (MCBHD) that helps enrollees who need to find addiction treatment. Some Rialto, CA, alcohol rehabs and drug rehabs partner with Medi-Cal to offer care for Medi-Cal patients. Programs like the San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Services accept Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal covers rehab services, including:6

  • Medication-assisted treatment such as methadone
  • Rehab for children and teens
  • Detox services
  • Intensive outpatient treatment (IoT)
  • Residential or inpatient rehab
  • Outpatient rehab


Medicare is a federal insurance plan for people over 65 or those who have certain health conditions. Medicare covers rehab, and participants will only be required to pay a co-pay for care. Medicare covers addiction treatment, including:7

  • Medication-assisted therapy for opioid abuse
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Alcohol misuse screenings
  • Outpatient rehab, including partial hospitalization
  • Telehealth
  • Group and individual therapy

Rialto, CA Visitor Information

rialto californiaRialto, CA, is located about 50 miles outside Los Angeles. It’s accessible via Interstate 15, Interstate 10, State Route 210, and Metrolink routes. The closest airport is the San Bernardino Airport, but LAX is just an hour or more away by car.

The city itself doesn’t have many hotels for visitors but there are hotels in surrounding communities like Fontana and the city of San Bernardino. There is limited bus service so having access to a car will make it easier to get around. There is Metrolink light rail service to San Bernardino to make traveling between the two cities easier. Those who are traveling to visit a loved one in rehab will find more options for restaurants and entertainment in San Bernardino.


  1. San Bernardino County. (No date). Substance Abuse.
  2. San Bernardino County Behavioral Health. (2022). Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services.
  3. California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard. (No date). San Bernardino County Dashboard.
  4. San Bernardino County Behavioral Health. (2020, February 25). Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services (SUDRS).
  5. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2020, December 30). Mandatory Medicaid State Plan Coverage of Medication-Assisted Treatment.
  6. Department of Healthcare Services. ​​MEDI-CAL EXPANSION: COVERING MORE CALIFORNIANS.
  7. (n.d.). Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services.

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