Drug Rehab Centers Covered by United Behavioral Health Insurance in New York

Created On Monday, 21, March 2016
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


All throughout the state of New York drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are located in all the different cities and counties where addicts can receive drug treatment and detox services for any kind of addiction. Many of these drug rehabilitation programs in the state are covered by health insurance, and this includes United Behavioral Health insurance, which is accepted at just over ten different locations. Addicts and their families can contact United Behavioral Health to find out what suitable drug and alcohol treatment centers are available in their area and covered by United Behavioral Health. Facilities in the state include residential and outpatient programs for adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse. Drug rehab programs in New York can include group and individual therapy, along with holistic drug treatment programs that will offer different solutions for rehabilitation and aftercare programs.

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United Behavioral Health Insurance and Substance Abuse Treatment in New York

United Behavioral Health New York covers individuals and families who are struggling with substance abuse. United Behavioral Health manages behavioral health services for UnitedHealthcare members. The insurance provider is one of the biggest medical health insurance providers, serving more than 60 million people. The coverage for substance abuse treatment depends on the type of plan and extent of coverage. Most addicts choose outpatient treatment, which is the most widely used treatment services in the state and the country. According to the Treatment Episode Data in 2017, approximately 39% of all treatment admissions were outpatient programs. Roughly 13% of treatment admissions were intensive outpatient treatment. Additionally, medication-assisted opioid therapy or detox made up 12% of all treatment admissions.

Having health insurance is essential, because of the cost of treatment does become expensive, especially with residential programs. United Behavioral Health plans cover both state-funded and private treatment programs. According to the United States Census Bureau, between 2017 and 2018, the percentage of uninsured children under the age of 19 increased by 0.6%. The rate of people covered by Medicaid decreased by 0.7% to 17.9%. Approximately 55% of the population is covered by employer-based health insurance. United Behavioral Health offers employee assistance programs to help employees and their families who are struggling with substance abuse and other issues.


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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.