Charter Oak Cares


Commitment to our organizational vision and mission


Accountability to each other, our customers and to our hospital


Respect for one another and for the patients and families we care for


Excellence in our individual and organizational roles


Service to our organization, our community and external agencies

Welcome Message

Welcome to Aurora Charter Oak Hospital and the Charter Oak Recovery Center, located in the Southern California community of Covina. We are proud to have celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2016. "Charter Oak Lodge" opened its doors in 1941 and we have been providing behavioral health treatment services at this same location ever since. As the CEO, I am dedicated to ensuring that our entire organization upholds our Mission of providing high quality and affordable behavioral and addiction treatment to those in need.

I hope that while visiting our website you will learn more about our services and recognize our core CARES values: Commitment, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, and Service. These represent the Charter Oak difference and provide the foundation to helping us meet our Vision: to deliver the best clinical care, one individual at a time.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the treatment options we offer for mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.  We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.      


Todd Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Aurora Charter Oak Behavioral Health Care





If you have a patient safety event or concern about a health care organization, you may contact:

The Joint Commission: (800) 994-6610 or patientsafetyreport@jointcommission.org 

Department of Developmental Services website: www.dds.ca.gov/complaints or (916) 654-1690