New York Drug Rehabs Covered by Cigna Insurance

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse disorders impact many people within the state of New York. Throughout the state are numerous treatment facilities and programs that will provide services to anyone battling addiction or mental health problems. Cigna healthcare plans for addiction treatment will help pay for some of the cost of treatment. Depending on the type of policy someone has, it can either cover 30 to even 100 percent of the cost, with some out-of-pocket expenses being incurred. Cigna provides different policies for its clients, depending on what they can afford. Health insurance is used by many people in the state to help pay for behavioral health matters such as addiction. Anyone struggling with a substance abuse problem in the state of New York should reach out to local drug treatment centers in New York for help, and also check with their Cigna insurance provider in the state, if coverage is there.

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Cigna Health Insurance is composed of five different companies that offer a variety of health insurance plans. The plans include coverage for behavioral health services such as substance abuse treatment. Cigna health plans for those covered in New York State include inpatient and outpatient treatment for substance abuse and addiction. The residential or outpatient drug rehab centers covered often include 12-step drug rehab programs, group therapy, individual counseling, drug education, medical care, and family therapy. Typically, a doctor or counselor will help a family or an addict to determine what treatment method they require. The inpatient treatment centers may be part of a hospital program or a formal clinic. The stay at a residential treatment program may last one to six weeks, depending on the severity of the addiction.

The outpatient treatment covered by Cigna includes standard outpatient treatment or an intensive outpatient treatment option. There are differences in programs depending on the level of care required. The state of New York has an official health plan Marketplace and has seen significant decreases in the number of New Yorkers uninsured. In 2018, for example, approximately 2.5% of residents in the state under the age of 19 were uninsured. The uninsured rate in 2018 within New York State was about 4.7%. When searching for drug treatment programs in the state, the different facilities work with various insurance providers. People who are covered by Cigna Health Insurance can access different treatment options within the state.


Here is a list of the different services that are covered by Cigna in New York. The list can be incomplete so if you cannot 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.