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Can the Government Help me Pay for Rehab?

Government funded rehabilitation centers exist to assist those without the financial means to attend a private rehab. Some private rehabs will accept government insurance, depending on the facility. Rehab facilities that are considered private pay, are owned by either an individual or a private healthcare company. Private drug rehabs offer a large range of services and typically include a multi-faceted, individualized approach to treatment. Different programs can range in quality of services and care, as well as levels of care offered. A private pay drug rehab can also end up costing a lot money without the proper healthcare insurance.

PPO Insurance Plans

Most reputable, high-quality rehabs will accept PPO insurance plans that include substance abuse benefits. However, not everyone will have the required insurance benefits to cover the costs of a private pay rehab. Fortunately, there are options available for those who are unable to cover the high costs associated with rehab. The government provides drug rehab options that are funded by either state or local programs, in order to assist those with limited financial means.

Government Funded Rehab Programs

Government funded drug rehab programs can be fully funded by state or local municipalities, offering treatment for those with no access to insurance or funds of any kind. These facilities are crucial for those who are seeking help and offer a critical life-line to addicts and alcoholics with limited resources. However, the quality of these programs as well as the services they offer tends to suffer due to limited funding. Generally, sacrifices must be made to stay within a government mandated budget, which leads to inferior staffing, housing, and programming when compared to a private pay facility. There is also a high-demand for free or low-cost drug rehab which creates a long waiting list.

Government funded drug rehab—although an invaluable resource for those who would otherwise have no access to treatment—has a long list of compromises. Even partially funded rehabs who receive some funding from the government must cut corners to maintain their operations. The amenities you would normally find at a private pay facility are certainly not going to be available. When faced with needing treatment and not having the proper insurance or out of pocket costs, there are options available. Keep in mind also that some private pay rehabs will offer payment plans and even scholarships to certain eligible individuals. Calling and asking what options are available to you is the first step when seeking treatment.

If you would like to know about what your insurance can cover for our addiction treatment options, please fill out this insurance verification form, or call our admissions team at 877-RECOVERY. Because We Care.

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If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, and would like to know if you have any insurance coverage for our addiction treatment programs, please call us at 877-RECOVERY or (877)-732-6837. Our addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because We Care.

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