Richard Ortega


Assistant Director of Nursing

Richard Ortega has worked in the fields of addiction and behavioral health for over ten years. He is driven and compassionate. He has over fifteen years of sobriety himself and loves sharing hope and recovery with clients and their families. He has a strong focus on patient wellness. In his tenure as a nurse, Richard has worked in fast-paced chemical dependency detox facilities and acute care behavioral health hospitals. Prior to his career in nursing, he worked as a chemical dependency counselor in an out-patient addiction treatment center. There he designed and ran the program, in addition to teaching classes on addiction recovery to patients and their families and providing one-on-one counseling. Richard brings his multifaceted skillset to Alta Loma, from addiction recovery to behavioral health, and as a counselor and nurse. His career has been dedicated to the care and recovery of patients just when their condition is most critical.

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Healing on Your Terms

You understand your needs best. If you have found yourself at a crossroads in your treatment and feel like your program options don’t fully understand you or aspects of your recovery, it’s time to contact the specialists at Alta Loma. We will help you craft the ideal care plan and secure the support you need, quickly, to avoid unnecessary problems. At Alta Loma, that’s our mission — to provide each individual with optimum care for the wellbeing they deserve.