Drug Rehab Covered by Tricare and Military Insurance in New York

Tricare health insurance in New York offers numerous active-duty military and veteran treatment options. Drug Rehab Services provides an extensive list of substance use treatment programs in New York that accept Tricare health plans. There is also a helpline you can call specifically for veterans that specializes in finding treatment covered by Tricare; they can be reached at 1-877-291-7576.


List of Rehabs that Accept Tricare and/or Military Insurance in New York

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers that accept Tricare in New York. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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New York TRICARE Health Insurance Plans for Substance Use

TRICARE health insurance offers different resources for those who are covered, such as uniformed service members, retirees, and their families. The emergency inpatient hospital services cover the person for the immediate hospital admission. When substance use is the reason for admission, the policy includes the detox process, stabilization, and addressing any medical complications because of the addiction. Intensive outpatient programs covered by TRICARE are for patients who do not need to be in a hospital. The care helps them stabilize, reduce addiction symptoms, and prevent relapse. Outpatient treatment is excellent for addicts transitioning into residential care or for aftercare treatment. TRICARE also covers the management of withdrawal symptoms, and medication-assisted treatment, along with opioid treatment programs.

According to Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Research Efforts in the Military by Congressional Research Service, service members may receive treatment for substance use. The rehabilitation is offered through the Military Treatment Facility or through TRICARE, which contracts civilian health care providers. Per TRICARE, only medically necessary and evidence-based therapies and interventions are covered by the insurance policy. The assessment process for a substance use addiction can be self-initiated or referred by a supervisor, co-worker, or family member. The health care providers at the Military Treatment Facility will only notify a supervisor of the problem if it involves self-harm, harm to others, harm to the mission, and designated personnel. Typically, everything is kept confidential and private to avoid the stigma attached to being addicted to drugs or alcohol.

What's Next?

After completing a drug rehab in New York covered by Tricare, aftercare support is the next step. It is challenging to know what aftercare should be considered. However, the most common approaches include outpatient programs, sober living homes, sober coaching, or recovery meetings. Many of these aftercare options are available in New York. The goal is to help you or your loved one continue the recovery journey.


TRICARE is for active-duty service members, National Guard, Reserve members, retirees, and certain former spouses worldwide. Usually, individuals and family members of the abovementioned groups are eligible for Tricare coverage.

TRICARE health insurance generally covers the following services:

  • Inpatient services (emergency and non-emergency)
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Management of withdrawal symptoms (Detoxification)
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Mental health therapeutic services
  • Office-based opioid treatment
  • Opioid treatment programs
  • Partial hospitalization programs
  • Residential substance use disorder treatment

TRICARE does not cover Aversion Therapy or unproven treatments.

The questions from Addicted.org’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at [email protected].

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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.

Who Answers?

Calls to the website’s main number are answered by best treatment center LLC and Intervention, a call center that specializes in helping individuals and families find resources for substance use disorders.