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Information on Drug Rehabilitation Covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Last updated on: Monday, 20 May 2024
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plans offer numerous drug treatment options and utilizing health insurance can significantly reduce the cost of drug rehab. DRS provides an extensive list of drug rehabs that accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, because insurance coverage varies from center to center. We aim to help you find drug rehab covered by your insurance. With that, you can choose a state in the filter below in order to find a drug rehab program covered by BC/BS.

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List of Drug Rehabs Covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Here is access to our entire BC/BS covered drug rehabilitation database. Please select a state. If you need help locating the right treatment for you, do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists.


Type of Insurance

Many Americans rely on health insurance and health benefits to help them cover day-to-day medical needs and medical emergencies that may come up. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association has been providing health insurance to Americans since the 1930s; currently, over 100 million Americans have Blue Cross or Blue Shield health insurance. Meanwhile, in the United States, Blue Cross and Blue Shield can cover drug and alcohol rehab programs and substance abuse treatment facilities. The private drug rehabilitation sector in the United States is a billion-dollar industry, but many Americans are not able to afford private drug rehab because of the cost. Throughout the United States, there are many low-cost and no-cost drug rehab programs, but many drug treatment centers can accept health insurance, which can cover some of the costs or even all the costs involved in treatment. This has helped many drug addicts living in the U.S.A. get the help they need, and because specific drug rehab programs can accept health insurance, addicts can get into quality programs.

In every state throughout the United States, there are drug and alcohol rehab programs that can accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Each state has different options where addicts can seek out help; these options can include residential programs and outpatient programs. Residential drug rehabs are live-in facilities where an addict will stay during their program. In contrast, in an outpatient rehab, an addict will attend treatment daily but will not be living at the treatment facility. Drug and alcohol addicts who are requiring detox can gain access to medical detox programs that can help with more severe cases of addiction where an addict cannot detox without medical supervision.

These types of drug treatment services can be covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and each state will have different options to look at. Other services that can be found include substance abuse treatment centers that can provide programs for addicts caught up in the criminal justice system and also addicts who may have been charged with a DUI or a DWI and require a drug rehab program due to a court order. Suppose an addict is battling a severe opiate addiction. In that case, there are drug treatment programs covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield that can provide treatment and detox using Buprenorphine, which has helped many opiate addicts get off of the drugs they are taking.

Because drug and alcohol addiction can cause so much pain and suffering for an addict and their family, it is important that the right kind of help is gotten. If an addict has access to drug rehab centers covered by health insurance, they will be able to get into these programs usually quicker. Health insurance providers are coming to realize that drug and alcohol addiction has been an ever-growing problem in the United States, and treatment options need to be made available but accessible to all Americans who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

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  • What is private health insurance?

    Private health insurance is a form of insurance where the client pays a private entity for their choice of offered health plans. The plan’s cost is known as the premium, which can usually be paid monthly, bi-annually, or annually. These plans are among the most expensive options for healthcare coverage, but they generally offer superior benefits and provider networks than subsidized or free health insurance options. Some private health insurance plans allow clients to seek treatment wherever they choose, without being restricted to a particular region or network.

  • Does private health insurance pay for substance abuse treatment?

    Private health insurance usually gives someone the best chance of getting complete coverage for quality treatment. However, it’s important to remember that private health insurance companies aren’t required to cover services they don’t deem necessary. You will not know the exact amount of coverage until an evaluation is done and the treatment center submits a claim. Make sure you talk to the intake counselor and fully understand how they handle insurance coverage. Doing so can ensure you do not have any unexpected expenses and that treatment will not get cut short.

  • How do I get private health insurance?

    Private health insurance is available directly from the companies that provide it. Or a person may be eligible to join a “group” policy through their employment. Group policies are purchased by employers at special rates and may be offered to eligible employees for less than the same policy would cost an individual.

  • What if I don't have private health insurance?

    Someone without private health insurance or cash payment may be eligible for Medicaid coverage. Or, they might find a free or low-cost treatment program with bed availability. Some programs provide sliding scale payment systems or allow patients to make payment arrangements. There’s almost always a way to find help if someone wants to recover from addiction.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.




More Information

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.