Substance Abuse Treatment Covered by Fidelis Care in New York

Created On Friday, 12, May 2017
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


New York is a densely populated state, with over 19 million residents spread over roughly 47,000 square miles. The median household income is approximately $62,000, however over 13% of the population is in poverty. Given this, many cannot afford to pay for substance abuse treatment out of pocket. Based on the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) 2010 estimates, approximately twelve percent of New York residents age 12 and older experience a substance use disorder annually. Statewide, over 1.9 million New Yorkers (1.77 million adults and 156,000 youth ages 12-17) have a substance abuse problem. The best way to address this is through treatment. New York has a multitude of treatment options, many of which accept health insurance. One option for New York Residents is Fidelis Care. Fidelis Care is a New York-based health insurance company and provides coverage for over 1.7 million residents throughout the state of New York. Struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction is not easy, and one barrier that does prevent many people from seeking help is paying for treatment. Fidelis Care can offer different plans for families and individuals, such as through Medicaid or Medicare, and as a member, you can locate healthcare providers in the state. Some of Fidelis Care plans will help families or individuals with the cost of drug and alcohol treatment. This is of course different for each plan and facility. It is important for you to contact Fidelis Care directly, and find out what types of coverage are available. Along with doing this, it is always a good idea to ask what types of coverage they accept, and how it all works.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 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.