Drug Rehab Centers Covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield in New York

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Blue Cross Blue Shield provides a variety of individual and family health plans for the people of New York. There are offices across the state offering insurance for the different regions and counties. For example, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice Assurance Inc., which serves residents and businesses in the 28 eastern and southeastern counties of New York State. When using health insurance to cover the cost of treatment, you may want to consider whether the program in in-network or out of network. This is an aspect of insurance policies where it is either a Health Maintenance Organization plan or a Preferred Provider Organization plan. Each plan contracts different facilities, but PPO plans often have more options. There are drug rehab centers in New York that are covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield and will help you on your path to recovery.

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Regardless of where you are living within the United States, health insurance is vital for every family or individual to have. According to a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Survey, in 2018, approximately 30.4 million people of all ages were uninsured in the nation. According to the New York State Department of Health, the uninsured rate in New York state was 4.7%. Albany, Niagara, and Tomkins Counties had some of the lowest rates of uninsured. In 2017, Nassau County had an uninsured rate of 4.8%, which then dropped to 3.9% in 2018. When searching for drug treatment within the state, your health insurance provider may have a plan that covers a variety of treatment options. Most Medicaid plans also include treatment, such as detox or outpatient drug rehab.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 2021

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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.