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Does Health Insurance Pay for Drug Rehab in California?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Tuesday, 04, August 2020

The Medi-Cal or California Medicaid is accessed by over 13 million Californians and provides access to detox and treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The Medi-Cal program is funded in equal parts by the state and federal governments. It is a public health insurance program that provides needed health care services for low-income individuals, families, and seniors, and persons with disabilities. Many of the services are accessible through waiver programs, including those rendered for the treatment of substance abuse problems. The services were expanded in 2015 to include more individuals.

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Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to treatment for substance abuse, such as early intervention, outpatient services, intensive outpatient services, short-term inpatient, withdrawal management, recovery services, and medication-assisted treatment. In order to obtain these services when you have Medi-Cal, you may have to confirm that substance abuse treatment is medically necessary. This may mean that the drug addiction is documented and there is evidence that illustrates that treatment is necessary. Along with Medi-Cal, many families have private insurance, which is also accepted at drug rehab programs in the state of California.

Private health insurance provides various plans for families and individuals to choose from. The level of coverage you have for drug rehabilitation is dependent on the type of plan you have. If you are unsure when searching for drug rehab centers, contact your insurance provider and find out what type of coverage you have. It is important to find the right type of help and drug rehabilitation for drug addiction.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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