Out of all the ways you can pay for treatment, they all fall into three main categories. The first is through private insurance. Like Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Community, private insurances can offer partial or full treatment coverage. Take a look at your provider’s website; recovery treatment information is usually under the behavioral or mental health section. Private insurances can be tricky – sometimes, they don’t want to cover more than a shorter treatment, like a 30-day program. Talk to your rehab center if this is the case. They can push your insurance to recognize a more prolonged treatment necessary for your health.
If private insurance is not an option for you, Medicare or Medicaid could be the answer. In Arizona, the Medicaid program is AHCCCS. Not everyone is eligible for AHCCCS, but it’s always worth a try. AHCCCS will cover at least part of your treatment and cover related costs such as transportation, special needs, and childcare.
Finally, if nothing else will work for you, most rehab centers will be able to create a payment plan for you. Additionally, many offer a sliding fee scale, meaning they’ll set what you owe compared to your financial situation.
However you get it paid for, there’s no reason not to start recovery. If you are struggling with how to pay, call us today. We have professionals that will be able to help guide you to the right decision for you.