First Health Network Coverage for Drug and Alcohol Detox & Addiction Treatment

Published: 01/15/2018 | Author:

Many people shy away from the idea of seeking addiction treatment for a number of reasons: they may either believe treatment will expose their substance abuse problem to others, that it will require them to put themselves in a dangerous or difficult situation in order to recover, or even that they will not be able to afford care. Sadly, this last issue is why a large portion of the American population who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol will not seek out the necessary help for this problem. However, if you have insurance, it is highly likely that your plan will at least partially cover your treatment for a substance use disorder, including options like detox, rehab, and aftercare. Those who have insurance through First Health Network should expect to receive at least partial—if not full—coverage for this issue. Therefore, even if you were afraid that you would have to take on the burden of paying for treatment yourself, remember instead that you are not alone.

Call 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) now to speak with a treatment advisor, and we will be happy to tell you which options will best suit your recovery. This also includes helping you determine which type of care will be covered under your plan.

Does First Health Network Cover Drug & Alcohol Detox?

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, every plan sold on the Healthcare Marketplace must cover at least part of the client’s substance abuse or mental health treatment regimen, especially if the individual is struggling from a full-blown addiction (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). In addition, many of the plans that are sold privately, received through a workplace or group, or obtained in another way also cover drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

It may please you even more to know that First Health Network is one of the insurance companies that will offer you coverage for detox specifically. While detox itself is not an official treatment program for addiction and requires a follow-up of rehab, detox can be extremely helpful to those with severe dependencies who require assistance going through withdrawal with the help of medications, behavioral therapies, and other professional treatment options.

Contact now to find programs covered by your First Health Network plan!

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Does First Health Network Cover Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

Rehab is the addiction treatment program that usually follows detox and provides patients with the evidence-based practices that can begin to heal a substance use disorder.

Under First Health Network, rehab will be at least partially covered, just like detox. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are many different types of rehab programs—including inpatient, outpatient, short-term, and long-term. You should seek the option that best suits your needs. Then, through your insurance plan, you will be able to find a specific facility that offers the care you require at the level of intensity that is most appropriate for you at this time in your recovery. If you are unsure of what type of care will best suit you right now, just call 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) any time, day or night, to speak with a treatment advisor.

How Long Will First Health Network Cover Detox Services?

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First Health Network will cover the treatment you need for lasting recovery!

Most insurance companies will only cover detox services for a short amount of time, usually for a few days or so. This can sometimes be too short for many individuals, especially those who are suffering from severe dependencies or dependencies on certain substances. As stated by the National Library of Medicine, for example, cocaine withdrawal can take up to several months, which can mean long-term detox is often necessary.

However, First Health Network actually works with its clients to ensure that the safest, most effective program is provided to each individual. This means clients should expect longer coverage for detox services than most other insurance companies provide. Depending on your needs and the type of plan you have, you may be able to stay in detox for several weeks or even months with at least part of your care covered from First Health Network.

Does First Health Network Provide Coverage for Luxury Detox & Other Non-Essential Benefits?

First Health Network may provide coverage for certain luxury detox options, but this depends heavily on your individual plan. For example, some people have plans that encompass more treatment options for different issues, and certain plans may include additional options for detox such as luxury detox centers, holistic detox programs, etc.

The best way to determine if you will receive this type of coverage is to find out what your plan provides. This way, you can look for treatment options that will be covered under your insurance plan.

How Can I Cover the Excess Costs of Detox that Are NOT Covered by Insurance?

Some people still have extra costs even after their insurance plan covers what it is required to cover. This can sometimes occur if you choose a high-end treatment center or if you decide to stay in treatment for longer than your insurance offers coverage. If this is the case, don’t worry! You can still pay for any additional costs of your detox program.

Some of the best ways to cover your detox costs beyond those covered by First Health Network are to

  • Ask friends and family members for help paying for detox.
  • Finance your treatment costs, paying for part of the amount due upfront and negotiating a payment plan for the rest.
  • Find a treatment center that offers low-cost care or care on sliding-fee scale. According to SAMHSA, more than 75 percent of the treatment facilities in the U.S. offer at least some type of payment assistance.

No matter what your situation, you can afford detox and rehab treatment and start your recovery as safely and effectively as possible.

Free Insurance Benefits Check—Your Detox May Be Fully Covered

We can help you find the treatment options your First Health Network plan will cover and connect you with facilities that offer this care. Then, we will provide you with information about the most effective options available to you under your current insurance plan. Call 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) today to learn more.

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