Questions About Rehab
Get the answers to everything you’ve wondered about starting an addiction treatment program.
What Do I Need to Know?
Not all rehabilitation centers are created equally, so it’s wise to do your research before you leave. Entering a rehabilitation facility is a huge life change for someone struggling with addiction, but this journey doesn’t have to be confusing or intimidating. Find the rehabilitation and recovery information you need below.
The cost of rehab varies widely depending on the level of care needed. Residential treatment programs offer the highest level of care and are often the most expensive as a result. Outpatient treatment programs may cost less, but may not provide enough support for sustained recovery.
Regardless of whether you have health insurance, there is a multitude of options available to help cover rehabilitation costs. If you need help determining your financial options, give us a call now.
Paying for Treatment with Insurance
Most private health plans do cover at least a portion of substance abuse treatment, while some cover it entirely. To learn your carrier’s benefit coverage for residential treatment, call them or visit their website to find out what’s covered.
Many drug treatment centers have individuals who can assist you with finding out what your insurance coverage is if you’re not sure what to ask. They can find out if they are in your provider network and how many days and what services are covered under your specific plan.
United Healthcare, Cigna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Aetna are the four major health insurance companies that cover millions of individuals across the nation. Read more about these major insurance providers and the addiction treatment services they cover.
United Healthcare – To better support individuals searching for ways to overcome their addiction, United Healthcare created a United Behavioral Health division. The division provides confidential substance abuse and mental health services to ensure the highest potential for recovery possible. The amount of coverage depends on your chosen plan and residential location.
Cigna – Cigna prides itself on providing affordable, quality healthcare coverage to nearly 86 million global customers. Depending on the plan, Cigna will cover many of the addiction treatment expenses you’ll be responsible for when you choose an inpatient or outpatient facility. People looking to treat their addiction will be served by Cigna’s Behavioral Health division, which is dedicated to providing educational tools and resources for overcoming their substance abuse. Treatment coverage and costs greatly depend on your specific plan and where you’re located.
Aetna – While many insurance policies set a limit on the level of addiction treatment a person may receive, Aetna takes a more individualized approach. As part of their approach, the company works with the individual’s needs to determine how much coverage to provide. They provide assistance in finding therapeutic and aftercare support services in your community. Aetna may cover the cost for partial hospitalization, detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation, and continuing care.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Nearly one in three people nationwide are covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plans. People wishing to heal from their toxic abuse patterns can be covered for detoxification services and/or inpatient rehab or partial hospitalization. Those who suffer from addiction have access to 24 hour support and educational tools thanks to the company’s OneHealth mobile platform.
Find the Right Fit for Recovery
Once you’ve learned everything you need in an addiction recovery program, the next step is contacting a treatment center. Inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation programs can help you get sober and avoid relapse.