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California Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers That Take Medicaid

Within the state of California, there are over 60 different drug and alcohol treatment facilities all over the state that will accept Medicaid health insurance. When someone is battling a substance abuse disorder or an addiction, they will be needing help, whether this is inpatient or outpatient treatment. Medicaid is an insurance provider for low-income families and people, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and pregnant women with children, but each state does have different eligibility requirements, and people battling addiction should still apply for Medicaid. Many addicts in California do struggle with being able to afford private drug and alcohol rehabilitation and will have to rely on Medicaid to help them pay for some or all the cost. When a drug and alcohol treatment programs is able to accept Medicaid, the service provider will receive the payments directly, and the patient may have to pay an out-of-pocket cost, often referred to as a co-payment. Throughout the state of California are many different types of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and services, many of which will accept Medicaid.

Medi-Cal and Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation

The state of California has been taking specific efforts to provide quality care for people with substance abuse problems. Medi-Cal is a tool used to address the problem associated with drug addiction and opioid use disorders among the low-income population in California. Services that are covered by Medi-Cal include Medication-Assisted Treatment using medications, such as buprenorphine, naloxone, and methadone. Many individuals in the state struggle to gain access to drug treatment programs, particularly those within low-income Medi-Cal beneficiaries. In 2016 around 2.7 million residents in California has a drug or alcohol addiction, which was around 8% of the population. Roughly 2.1 million residents in California had an alcohol use disorder, and approximately 1.1 million had an illegal drug problem.

More than 200,000 residents in California have an opioid use disorder that was related to medications for pain treatment. Roughly 10% of the opioid addicts in the state are receiving medication-assisted treatment. Most of the opioid use disorders within the state are affecting low-income individuals, and Medi-Cal plays an essential role in helping people receive the treatment they need. Nationally, Medicaid programs represent the single most significant sources of coverage for drug addiction services. Medicaid accounts for around 27% of all drug addiction treatment spending in the United States. Within the state of California, approximately 1.2 million residents in California were using Medi-Cal to help pay for treatment.


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California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

The listing below contains facilities that take Medicaid as a payment in California. It can be incomplete so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.