Substance Abuse Treatment Covered by Health Net in North Carolina

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Health Net insurance plans can cover families and individuals, small or large groups of employees, and Medicare beneficiaries. Many of the people who live in North Carolina will have some type of health insurance because of the high healthcare costs in the United States. Most health insurance plans will offer some type of basic coverage for the treatment of a substance use disorder or mental health problems. Drug abuse can impact you at any point in your life, and if you do not get the proper help, the addict will take complete control. The cost of drug and treatment in North Carolina is different when looking at state-funded or private programs. Many people who are seeking out treatment, will rely on their health insurance to help offset some or all the cost of treatment. When searching for a drug or alcohol treatment program in North Carolina, you should contact your insurance provider and find out what is covered, and how much your insurance plan will pay for.

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Health Net Insurance for Drug Rehab in North Carolina

Per the National Center for Health Statistics in 2018, over 30 million persons of all ages were uninsured, which was not different from 2017, but 18.2 million less than in 2010. Among adults aged 18 to 64, approximately 13.3% were uninsured, 19.4% had public coverage, and 68% had private health insurance coverage. Having health insurance does help cover some or all the cost of treatment programs, but it depends on the plan and benefits. MHN is the behavioral health subsidiary of Health Net and is a leading health care company that provides behavioral change solutions for individuals and organizations. When Health Net covers someone, the plan benefits include coverage for substance abuse treatment.

For example, some of the coverage includes outpatient assessment and treatment with counselors and inpatient assessment and treatment. Additionally, alternative levels of care include partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and residential treatment programs. In 2018 approximately 9.4% of Americans were uninsured, which was slightly higher than in 2017. When compared to 2010, over 18 million fewer persons lacked health insurance coverage in 2018. Not having health insurance does make it difficult to access certain forms of treatment. However, most state-funded programs do provide treatment options for patients who do not have health insurance. When searching for treatment programs, most facilities will know what type of health insurance is accepted and will often help a client navigate their policy.


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.