The first place that most patients and their families turn when they are ready to pay for treatment for drug and alcohol abuse or addiction is health insurance. The Affordable Care Act has determined that treatment services for addiction are among the 10 essential services that all health insurance policies should provide to patrons. For customers of Kaiser Permanente, there are a number of different treatment options for substance abuse and addiction.
Kaiser Permanente covers a range of treatment options when a substance use disorder is diagnosed. Their insurance policies will cover everything from outpatient treatment to residential care. They recommend that the determination as to which treatment services or style of program will be most effective should be made based on:
Kaiser Permanente will cover any of the following types of addiction treatment programs, depending upon the need of the patient and the type of policy they carry:
Few health insurance policies will cover the entire cost of drug addiction treatment, and Kaiser Permanente is no different from other providers in this regard. Co-pays, deductibles, and/or preauthorization for treatment may be a part of securing coverage for part of the cost. The rest will come out of the patient’s pocket. In most cases, families opt to gather funds by utilizing such resources as:
To learn more about how you and your family can cover the cost of drug rehab, contact us at the phone number listed above today.