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How to Find State Rehab Centers That Accept Medicaid

How to Find State Rehab Centers That Accept Medicaid

Close to 24 million Americans currently struggle with some form of alcohol or drug addiction.

If you’re among them, we know that one of your biggest concerns is about how you’re going to be able to afford treatment.

Especially with healthcare costs rising higher than ever, many addicts fear that it will be impossible for them to get the help they so desperately need.

The good news?

Thanks to inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid, getting treatment is possible — and affordable.

But what will be covered, and are you eligible? And how can you find inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid in the first place?

Keep on reading this post to find out.

Understanding Your Eligibility

Before we get into a deeper discussion of inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid, let’s first make sure you understand how Medicaid works for treatment and whether or not you’re eligible for it.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you now have more options when it comes to paying for drug rehab.

“Obamacare,” as the ACA is commonly referred to, means that some states now allow Medicaid to be used to pay for treatment — but only in some cases.

The ACA has also (again, only in some cases and in some states) made it possible for addicts dealing with both drug addiction and mental health issues to use Medicaid to pay for treatment.

Who is and is eligible for inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid as a payment form will vary first and foremost based on the state you live in. In general, you should also expect to deal with a difference in coverage depending on if you’re seeking inpatient or outpatient treatment.

You may also find that, while the detox portion of your rehab is covered by Medicaid, the rest may not be.

For best results, we strongly suggest that you spend some time on the Medicaid website of your specific state.

Keep in mind that the medical professional will take a full evaluation of the extent of you or a loved one’s addiction. Remember, there are other payment options out there.

So, if you find that the entire cost of rehab isn’t covered by Medicaid, there are other ways to get the help that you need. Don’t lose hope just yet.

What Medicaid May Cover

First of all, especially with the potential for sudden and serious changes to your health insurance, be sure that you always read up on the Medicaid website.

This will help you to remain alert when it comes to changes to your plan.

When it comes to inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid, it’s also important that you have an understanding of what it’s potential to get coverage for when it comes to treatment.

The good news?

It’s likely a lot more than you might initially expect.

First of all, in some states, Medicaid may be able to help you to cover the costs associated with an intervention. This is especially crucial if you’d like to seek help for a loved one or family member, but are nervous about the expenses of hiring a professional counselor.

It may also cover certain medications that an addict will need over the course of both detox and longer treatment. In some cases, it may even be able to cover part or all of the costs associated with family therapy/counseling.

Depending on the state in which you live and the specific rehab, Medicaid may also help you to better handle the costs of residential treatment and inpatient rehab.

Remember, your overall eligibility for Medicaid depends on your age, your income level, and a few other specific qualifications.

Finding Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers That Accept Medicaid

Now that you have a better grasp of what Medicaid may be able to cover, let’s discuss how to find inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid.

First of all, one of the most effective ways to find out if a rehab accepts Medicaid is just to call them directly and ask. They may inform you that you’ll need to speak with a Medicaid representative, but they can also give you a rough idea of the kind of coverage you can expect.

Be sure to ask whether or not that coverage is likely to be in partial or full form.

Additionally, you can use our rehab database to make finding the help that you need easier than ever before. Simply type in the state where you’re looking for treatment, specify that you need Medicaid to be accepted, and click.

You’ll be given a long listed of inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid. This means that it will be easy for you to find the option that’s truly right for you — not just the only one that accepts Medicaid.

Need More Advice About Rehab For Drugs And Alcohol?

We know that the prospect of seeking treatment for drug and/or alcohol abuse can feel incredibly overwhelming.

You worry about the prospect of relapsing, you worry about what your family and friends will think of you, and you worry about what your life will look like after treatment.

One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about?

Whether or not you can actually afford to get the help you need.

Spend some time on our website to learn even more about what you can expect out of a treatment center, as well as other options when it comes to paying for rehab.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the addiction treatment program that’s right for you and is on the list of inpatient drug rehab centers that accept Medicaid.

Healing, health, and happiness is right around the corner.

About the author

Dr. Michael Carlton, MD.

Leading addictionologist, Michael Carlton, M.D. has over 25 years of experience as a medical practitioner. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and returned for his MD from the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona in 1990. He completed his dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and his Fellowship in Toxicology at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

He has published articles in the fields of toxicology and biomedicine, crafted articles for WebMD, and lectured to his peers on medication-assisted treatment. Dr. Carlton was a medical director of Community Bridges and medically supervised the medical detoxification of over 30,000 chemically dependent patients annually.

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  • This is such an important resource. Trying to find the information from an insurance company is like going through a maze and the language can be so coded and complicated. This really broke it down in a way that anybody could understand so thank you!

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