Sharp McDonald Center

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Sharp McDonald Center
Hospital within Sharp HealthCare system
IndustryHealth Care
FoundedSan Diego, California (1998 — within Sharp HealthCare)
United States
WebsiteSharp McDonald Center official site

The McDonald Center at Sharp HealthCare (formerly Sharp Vista Pacifica) is the only medically supervised substance abuse recovery center in San Diego County that provides treatment for adults.


Sharp HealthCare acquired the facility in 1998. The facility is a 14-bed chemical dependency hospital.

Hospital features[edit]

Sharp McDonald Center is one of 4 medically supervised substance abuse recovery center in San Diego providing treatment for adults and their families. Located in the Serra Mesa area of San Diego, Sharp McDonald Center provides individually tailored support to drug rehab and alcohol treatment in a structured, homelike setting.[citation needed]


• Aftercare Programs
• Chemical Dependency Services
• Continuing Care
• Evening Outpatient Sessions
• Family Care Program (including family education and counseling)
• Medically Supervised Detoxification and Rehabilitation
• Personalized Chemical Dependency Treatment

Medical firsts[edit]

In 1983, Sharp HealthCare created the first hospital-based program designed for the young children of alcoholics and other chemically dependent parents at Sharp McDonald Center.