Drug Rehab Centers Covered by AmeriHealth in North Carolina

Created On Monday, 21, March 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


In the state of North Carolina, there are many different drug and alcohol rehab programs that will accept health insurance, which will cover the costs involved in drug treatment and rehabilitation. Health insurance will usually cover the treatment methods used in drug rehab, but if an addict is looking for residential drug rehab, they may have to pay for the cost of room and board. AmeriHealth insurance is accepted at some of the drug treatment centers in the state of North Carolina, and addicts will have some of the treatment methods covered by insurance. These drug rehabilitation programs in North Carolina offer residential and outpatient programs along with detox and medical detox centers for men, women, and teens. Teen drug addiction programs will be able to offer very specific treatment for teens and can help them overcome their addictions and any substance abuse problem they may be facing.

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AmeriHealth Insurance for Substance Abuse Treatment in North Carolina

AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina is a Prepaid Health Plan and is contracted by the state to offer managed care services to Medicaid beneficiaries. Behavioral care coverages include substance abuse, such as with drugs and alcohol. Treatment and rehabilitation services are provided, and the services require pre-authorization. For example, some of the services include individual, group, and family therapy, outpatient behavioral health services, and outpatient behavioral health emergency department services. Additionally, members are covered with inpatient services and partial hospitalization. Some of the substance abuse treatment services include outpatient opioid treatment and Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment programs. Members can also access ambulatory detox, non-hospital medical detox, and alcohol and drug use treatment center detox along with crisis stabilization.

There are also Medicaid behavioral health services excluded from the Health Plan benefit, and the services are only available in North Carolina Medicaid Direct. These services include residential treatment facilities, which treat children and adolescents. There are also child and adolescent day treatment services and intensive in-home services. Substance abuse non-medical community residential treatment and medically monitored residential treatment are also available. Intensive outpatient treatment and comprehensive outpatient treatment are excellent options for addicts who do not require long-term inpatient treatment. When searching for drug rehab centers that accept health insurance, most programs will know what plans they take and may help you navigate your AmeriHealth plan.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.