Drug Rehab Centers Covered by Magellan Health Insurance in California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Magellan is a health care management company, which means it manages healthcare plans for insurance carriers in California. Magellan is one of the largest managed behavioral health care organizations in the nation and provides extensive employee assistance programs. Most of the residents in California will have some type of health insurance, which will allow them to access medical services and behavioral health programs at no charge. Substance abuse and addiction are a problem throughout the state, but when you have health insurance, you can ensure you are covered for certain treatment needs. For example, this could be detox, inpatient hospital services, outpatient programs, and counseling and therapy. Even with health insurance, many addicts do not seek out help for various reasons. Government-sponsored health insurance can be limited, and you may only have access to state-funded treatment services. Health insurance in the United States can become expensive, with the more coverage you are paying for.

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Substance Abuse Treatment and Magellan Health Insurance Providers in California

Magellan Health Care covers behavioral health, employee assistance program services, and specialty health services. The company provides integrated care management to health plans, employers, Medicaid, Medicare, and the federal government. Part of the health care that is managed by Magellan includes behavioral health, which covers substance abuse treatment. For example, the state of California uses Magellan Health Care for the employee assistance program. Many insurance companies use Magellan Health as a behavioral health service provider. Someone who is covered through an insurance provider who uses Magellan can access the network of providers for substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation. For example, this will include various types of counselors, therapists, outpatient programs, detox, and residential treatment.

According to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), in 2016, about 2.8 million people in California lacked health insurance. Within the state, approximately two-thirds of those who are uninsured are Latino and 45% are non-citizens. More than half of the people in California who are uninsured live in low-income households and are 200% below the federal poverty line. The uninsured in California rely on California health care for medical services. Medi-Cal covers more than one-third of all the people living in California. The federal government provides two-thirds of the total Medi-Cal funding, and enrollment growth has increased program costs. Between 2017 and 2018, the projected program's costs for Medi-Cal were estimated at more than $100 billion.

List of Drug & Alcohol Treatments Services Covered by Magellan Health in California

Below you can find a listing of the different drug & alcohol rehab services covered by Magellan Health in California. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


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.