Who Pays for Addiction Treatment and Rehab?
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment can be expensive, but don’t let cost be the thing that stops you from seeking the help you need. In truth, there are several different options when it comes to paying for your rehab and recovery treatments. In most cases, addiction treatment is paid for via one of these three sources:
Never assume that you’re covered for addiction treatment services just because you have a health insurance policy. Not all health insurance companies offer this benefit. But, many do, so it pays to contact your provider to learn more about your benefits and options. When speaking with your insurance company, ask them:
Medicare/Medicaid and Addiction Treatment
If you or a loved one is on Medicaid or Medicare and need addiction treatment, then you need to find out exactly what these public health insurance programs will cover as they typically have stricter limitations than most private health insurances. Your facility options are also limited as you will be restricted to treatment providers that are certified “Medicaid/Medicare-eligible.”
Publically-Funded Addiction Treatment
If you can’t afford to pay for health insurance and you’re not eligible for Medicaid, then your city, county, or state may provide publicly-funded addiction treatment programs in your area. These services are usually either free or made payable on a sliding fee scale, depending on what you can afford.
Paying Out of Pocket for Addiction Care
Many families prefer to pay for addiction care out of pocket because this gives them greater freedom to find the right type of care. And, because outpatient treatment costs approximately eight times less than residential care, this is often the most popular treatment choice for those who choose to pay for their own care.
Affordable Outpatient Treatment Programs are Available at Coastal MD's
If you or a loved one needs help for a drug or alcohol addiction problem, affordable care is available. At Coastal MDs, our doctors in Wilmington NC are fully committed to providing our patients with high quality, cost effective addiction care and rehabilitation support so they can recover from their addictions and return to a healthier way of life.
It’s not always easy to accept you need help for an addiction, but it’s crucial that you seek the help you need now. Know that you are not alone; we are here to help. Call us today at (910) 793-4311 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and take the first step toward a long-lasting recovery.