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How to Pay for Rehab with Aetna Insurance

Hitting rock bottom from our addiction to drugs or alcohol can be a liberating but challenging moment for many. We know we need help to start recovery and break our addiction. We finally reach the moment where we are ready to ask for help.

It can be liberating to finally admit we are ready for help and to start the road to recovery. It can feel like a weight is lifted from our shoulders. We no longer feel we have to live under the hardships of our addiction. We are ready to get sober.

But it can also be scary. We wonder what exactly rehab for drugs and alcohol entails. We wonder if it will be hard, or if we can do it, or if we will relapse. Many people also worry about paying for rehab treatment. We see stories online about how much it will cost. We hear from others that even a short rehab stay will require thousands of dollars.

The good news is that there are numerous ways to help pay for drug and alcohol rehab treatment. That includes using our health insurance. For many workers, that means using Aetna insurance to pay for rehab.

Will Health Insurance Pay?

To start, understand that Aetna is required by federal law to help pay for some of the cost of rehab for drugs and alcohol. It also makes business sense because there are numerous long-term health consequences that come from continued drug or alcohol use. By helping you stop today, Aetna can save money in the long run.

But what is exactly covered depends on the plan. Aetna, like other health insurance providers, has many plans depending on location and what an employer provides. So, it’s best to check with your provider to know what they will cover before picking a rehab.

What Will They Cover?

Aetna, like many other health insurance providers, will cover various aspects of treatment. Many will pay for doctor visits or detox. They also pay for ongoing care after rehab to make sure you continue to get the support you need.

Most health insurance will also help pay for rehab options. That includes inpatient care, where a person lives at the facility while getting round-the-clock care. This is what many people envision when they think of rehab. There is also outpatient care, which is when a person visits a facility for treatment, therapy or counseling. But at the end of the day, they return home. This program is good for people facing an addiction while needing to maintain their work or family responsibilities.

What Do I Do Now?

When you are ready to break your addiction to drugs or alcohol, know there are people here who want to help. That includes our staff at Holland Pathways in Kansas. Feel free to contact us today to talk about your addiction to drugs or alcohol. Our team can also discuss using Aetna health insurance to help cover the cost of rehab treatment.

Your lifelong journey to sobriety and ending your addiction doesn’t have to wait any longer. You can start a better life now!