using insurance for detox
Jeremy Armstrong   |   January 27, 2018   |   1 Comment

Using Insurance for Detox in Orange County California

Finding treatment for addiction can be one of the most overwhelming things for a person to go through. It is difficult to finally come to the understanding that help is necessary and a new life might be possible. And beyond that, discerning all the levels of care that are necessary and finding the right program—these are seemingly monumental tasks. On top of it all, you have to figure out the cost of treatment.

SoCal Detox is located in San Clemente, California, and we are very aware of the cost prohibitive aspects of individuals looking for help for freedom from an addiction. Ideally, if you are looking for treatment, you would call us. Each person’s treatment needs are unique, so individualized plans are always necessary.

But here is a quick rundown of your options, if you are looking to use insurance for drug or alcohol detox in Orange County or if you are looking for other possible payment avenues.

Health Insurance

Typically, using insurance is the best option. Most health insurance plans cover some or all of detox and a certain amount of residential treatment. Private insurances or insurance through a person’s employment is going to be the most likely to cover the highest amount of treatment. As well, a PPO insurance will give you the most flexibility in finding a detox and treatment center that works for you.

If you have an HMO, that is okay. But you will most likely be limited in your options. Some detoxes are in network with certain healthcare programs.

Affordable Health Care

Because of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, Medi-Cal and Medicare options were required to offer some degree of addiction treatment coverage. This is still the case at the beginning of 2018, though it could change. Medi-Cal is the state-funded insurance in California and will usually cover some of the costs to addiction treatment; however, you might be limited in what facilities are available to you.

The key is that every insurance plan is different. It’s a great idea to get as much information as you can. But if you call a treatment center like SoCal Detox, we can help you understand what is available to you and guide you through much of the insurance maze.

No Insurance?

What if you don’t have insurance or, for whatever reason, don’t want to use the insurance you have available. What are your options?

Cash Pay

Paying by cash or credit card is almost always an option. The one reason people choose this is that it offers the most flexibility with the program and facility. Or some individuals who are most concerned with personal privacy also may choose to take this route. Many facilities will offer payment plan options for people looking to pay out of pocket. 

Free Addiction Treatment and Faith-Based Options

There are a certain amount of state-funded and faith-oriented (such as the Salvation Army or chabad.org) free programs available. You can find many of these through SAMHSA’s online search engine. Or if you are looking for help in Orange County or anywhere in Southern California, the addiction specialists at SoCal Detox can help you understand your options there.

Detox and rehab can be an expensive undertaking. We understand that at SoCal Detox, but we go to every effort to make our services available to anyone who needs them. If you are looking for detox and guidance for further drug and alcohol addiction treatment options (either for yourself or for a loved one), please call us today. Our specialists are ready to walk you through all your options. Call SoCal Detox today: 888-590-0777.

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