For many Americans who suffer from mental health and addiction issues, the idea of going to rehab is just an idea. Many roadblocks prevent those who need help from seeking treatment, but one of the most common factors is the cost. Rehab is often expensive, and many people who suffer from addiction cannot afford the expense. Between paying the full amount and taking leave from work to recover, the financial burden of rehab is too much for many individuals to handle.
With coverage from health insurance, those who would not normally afford quality addiction treatment can finally receive the help they need. By covering a portion or the full amount of rehab, insurance companies are helping Americans recover from addiction or substance abuse and go on to live happy sober lives.
The most effective way to overcome addiction and recover from substance abuse is with the help of a professional inpatient or outpatient program. Some of the most common signs that indicate rehab is required for you, or a loved one includes:
Feeling ashamed about drinking or using drugs.
Feeling as if you need to be under the influence of substances to be loved or feel confident.
Engaging in risky behavior such as driving while drunk.
Experiencing problems at work or trouble in school.
Losing touch with loved ones or family members due to drinking.
Experiencing legal troubles related to substance use.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to check in with your insurance company and determine the extent of your Highmark drug rehab coverage.
Will Highmark Pay for Rehab Treatment?
Individuals covered by Highmark health insurance are in luck when it comes to coverage for addiction treatment. As an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark alcohol rehab coverage includes detox, inpatient, and outpatient services in the mental health and substance abuse treatment section. Since each person may require a different type of treatment depending on their personality and substance issues, several types of rehab facilities are covered in Highmark’s plan, ensuring that all members receive treatment that is right for them.