In many cases, addiction treatment is covered by insurance. The extent of coverage and the specific treatments covered will depend on the individual’s insurance plan and provider. Insurance coverage may include inpatient or outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, behavioral therapy, and other treatments.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance plans are required to cover substance use disorder treatment as an essential health benefit. However, the level of coverage may vary depending on the plan.
It’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine what addiction treatment services are covered under your plan. Additionally, addiction treatment centers may offer assistance with insurance verification and billing.
If you do not have insurance, there are still options available for addiction treatment, including state-funded programs and sliding scale payment options based on income.