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Tips for Paying for Rehab

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Unfortunately, drug and alcohol rehab can be expensive. Understanding insurance and financing options can be overwhelming. Cost should never prevent someone from getting the help they need. The first step in knowing how to pay for rehab is understanding how programs work, what insurance plans they accept, and how to finance recovery successfully.

At La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, we offer affordable detox and rehab programs for the LGBTQ community in the heart of Hollywood, CA. Call us to learn more about insurance and financing at 888.903.9898 and get started today.

How Much Does Rehab Cost?

The cost of rehab varies. There’s no simple answer; before knowing what a program costs, it’s essential to know the different types of rehab and what happens in each rehab program to know what’s best for you and your budget.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient is the highest level of care and most expensive option. Your insurance plan may cover fully or partially cover your stay. Inpatient, also called residential rehab, houses and feeds clients for 30-90 days at a time. This type of rehab works best for those who need extra support and don’t have safe home environments for detox.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient programs vary. Partial hospitalization (PHP) is the most comprehensive outpatient program. Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) requires fewer hours of clinic time each week. Both programs provide the same therapies and medical management as residential treatments. However, these programs are cheaper because clients sleep at home. They are best for people transitioning from initial residential treatment, people with supportive drug-free homes, and those who are highly motivated and independent.

Medically Assisted Treatment

The medically assisted treatment plans use prescription medication to reduce drug cravings and withdrawal. They can be used in both inpatient and outpatient programs. They are especially effective for opiate and opioid use.

Understanding how a rehab center works can help you know what program is right for you. Addiction history, home environment, and sober support systems can help you weigh the cost of each program and find the proper treatment that fits your budget.

What Do You Do in Rehab?

While programs vary, most rehab programs have a standard treatment protocol. Many programs begin with detox. This phase lasts about a week and helps the client manage symptoms as they go through drug or alcohol withdrawal. This is often the most physically and emotionally difficult phase.

Next, clients begin addiction therapy. This phase lasts much longer. Clients identify addiction triggers and start to heal through traditional behavioral therapies and alternative therapies like art, dance, yoga, and music. Through group, individual, and family therapy, clients improve communication and build strong sober networks.

Most programs include dual diagnosis, which identifies and treats co-occurring disorders. Anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and PTSD are common mood disorders that coincide with addiction. Treating co-occurring disorders can reduce addiction triggers and the risks of relapse.

Paying For Rehab That Works

Under the Affordable Care Act, you cannot be turned down for insurance coverage if you’ve been to rehab before. This means that if you are uninsured and can purchase insurance, you may receive rehab coverage. For people with Medicaid or Medicare, there are state-funded benefits for detox and rehab in California. The state has several state-run programs, sliding scale programs, and financing options to lower the cost of rehab across California.

Begin Affordable Rehab Today at La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center

If you’re ready to learn more about insurance and rehab financing, the team at La Fuente can help. We accept major insurance carriers, and our staff can help you plan rehab financing. Our Southern California detox and rehab center provides a safe space for LGBTQ community members to recover from addiction and take back their mental health. If you’re reading to learn more, call us now at 888.903.9898 to speak to an intake specialist.