Substance Abuse Treatment Covered by Health Net in New York

Created On Friday, 26, May 2017
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Most of the residents in New York will have some type of health insurance plan to cover them for any medical problem that may arise. Health insurance does help cover the treatment of a substance use disorder, and plans provided through Health Net can include this. Health Net insurance plans will cover families and individuals, small and large groups of employees, and Medicare beneficiaries. When choosing a health insurance plan, you will be given some type of basic coverage for substance use disorders and mental health problems. The extent of the coverage will depend upon the type of plan, and most of the drug rehabilitation programs in New York will take some type of health insurance. Both state-funded and private programs in New York will cost something, but health insurance can often be used at either to help offset some or all the cost of treatment.

DRS femme2A

Health Net Insurance Plans for Drug Treatment in New York State

Health Net provides health benefit plans to more than 5.6 million people in 15 states through a variety of subsidiaries. Some of the plans offered include individual and group plans, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. There are also behavioral health services through a Health Net subsidiary. Most treatment programs you contact in New York will determine if your Health Net plan covers the treatment. Some of the services covered include detox, inpatient and dual diagnosis treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient treatment, and brief drug intervention. Every Health Net Plan is different, but an addiction assessment will first determine the severity of the addiction and what rehabilitation method is appropriate.

The residential treatment, if it is covered by a benefit structure, helps those struggling with any degree of substance abuse. Inpatient drug treatment is the most successful approach for addiction because it offers the length of time needed to treat all aspects of dependency and addiction. If you are unsure if your Health Net plan covers treatment, it also an excellent option to contact your insurance provider. The subsidiary of behavioral health services is MHN. This organization will help those who are covered find treatment in settings that meet your medical needs and organize treatment follow up and aftercare. Finding the proper treatment is crucial because too many addicts in New York become caught up in a cycle of addiction and relapse.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

More Information

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.



Below you can find a listing of Health Net Coverage for drug and alcohol treatment centers in New York. 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.

List of Drug & Alcohol Rehab Services Covered by Health Net in New York