Drug and Alcohol Detox & Rehab Centers Covered by Medicaid in Puerto Rico

Last updated: 24 June 2022



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

Medicaid health insurance is accepted at drug and alcohol rehab programs all throughout the United States and is also accepted at just over a few different substance abuse treatment programs in Puerto Rico. Medicaid helps cover certain costs of drug rehab, but this coverage will be different from one program to another, and there may be some cases where some out-of-pocket costs will occur.

Health insurance provides people who may be in low-income brackets or may be living below the poverty line; a chance to get the help they need for their addiction and substance abuse problem. The drug rehab programs in Puerto Rico that do accept Medicaid prided residential long and short-term programs, detox facilities, holistic drug treatment, and many other specific methods to treat drug and alcohol addiction. Individuals and families can apply for Medicaid and can inquire as to what kind of drug treatment coverage is included in their plan.

Call 1-800-304-2219 to talk to a rehab specialist

Medicaid is available for people living in Puerto Rico, but it is a slightly different system than what is provided to everyone else is the 50 states and D.C. Persons with substance abuse disorders who live in Puerto Rico can get treatment and help with their Medicaid. Not every drug and alcohol treatment program in Puerto Rico will accept Medicaid, but the facilities that do may include inpatient treatment, outpatient care, detox programs, and medication management or maintenance services. Struggling with drug addiction is difficult, and some addicts do find it hard to get the help they need or being able to afford drug treatment. Throughout Puerto Rico, many families are battling substance abuse and addiction, but with the right help, an addict can successfully overcome his or her addiction. Medicaid health insurance will give an addict a chance to get the help, they need to treat their addiction.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on June 24, 2022

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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.