If you have an alcohol or drug problem, you may already know that finding a treatment center that takes your insurance is not easy. Most people that call drug and alcohol treatment centers have no idea that their insurance will not pay for most of the treatment program that they want to attend. Treatment centers across the United States receive thousands of phone calls each day from people wanting to get treatment for a substance abuse problem. There is nothing worse than a client hearing that their insurance will not cover treatment for the facility that they have picked out. Most drug and alcohol treatment facilities accept private insurance plans and cash pay only. Unfortunately, many people today have Medicaid/Medicare and little funds to pay for treatment. What can you do if you in this kind of a situation.
If you only have Medicaid/Medicare, the best thing that you can do is to search Google for Medicaid/Medicare approved facilities. This will help narrow your search to a treatment program in your area that accepts the kind of medical insurance that you have. Your other option is to go to your city hospital and tell them what your needs are and where you can get help for alcohol and drug addiction.
There are some treatment centers in Florida that accept people with little or no insurance. One of these treatment centers is called Faith Farm Ministries. You can also go to SAMSHA.gov. Here you will find a lot of resources for you to get the help that you need with the type of insurance that you have.
The average cost for a person to stay at a treatment center that only accepts private health insurance is around $30,000 per 30 days. Private insurance usually covers most of the expenses and often a co-pay is needed. Usually if a person is paying cash, it costs around $15,000 for 30 days. If cash or insurance is not available to you, some treatment centers offer you a 30 day scholarship. A scholarship means that you can go to treatment for little or no cost. Scholarships vary from treatment center to treatment center.
Calling the treatment center that you want to go to is your first step. The admissions counselors on the phone can best direct you as to how much money treatment will cost. Sometimes the treatment center has a payment plan that they work with in order for you to pay for the costs of treatment. A lot of treatment centers accept credit card payments and post-dated checks.
Hopefully this article has given you some resources as to where you can turn for help. Please get help today so that your problem doesn’t take over your life.