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Who Is Eligible for Medicare Help for Drug Rehab?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Tuesday, 29, September 2020

You may be eligible for Medicare if you are 65 years old or older, or you are younger than 65 and have a disability.  You can be eligible if you are younger than 65 and have end-stage renal disease.  Anyone with low incomes, Medicaid may be able to supplement Medicare coverage.  If you are eligible for Medicare it will cover drug and alcohol treatment, but there are certain conditions with some programs.  Your Medicare provider must deem that the services are medically necessary.  You also must receive care at a Medicare-approved facility from a Medicare-approved provider.

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If you are eligible to receive Medicare, Part A of the plan will cover drug treatment at an inpatient program.  This coverage will be good for up to 100 days at a hospital inpatient program or other residential drug treatment programs.  Struggling with drug addiction in later years is not easy.  For many addicts, they may not get the help they need.  If you have Medicare coverage, you should explore the different treatment options available to you.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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