Founded in 1977 and based out of Minnetonka, Minnesota, United Healthcare is a division of United Health Group, the largest health insurance provider in the country. As such it offers a variety of policies with different tiers of coverage. Unfortunately, for many who suffer from alcohol or substance abuse, the most significant roadblock on the path towards recovery is the fear of the high financial costs of treatment. A good portion of Americans simply can’t afford to pay the full cost of rehab treatment. As a result, those who desperately need treatment are forced to forgo it and attempt to deal with their addiction on their own.
Rest assured, nearly every United Healthcare plan covers at least some assistance for treatment and benefits. However, the amount depends on a person’s state and specific policy. If you want to find out how much your policy will cover at Apex Rehab, go to their verify insurance page, enter your policy details, and you will have your answer in minutes. Once you’ve done this, an Apex specialist will get in contact with you and help you plan your next steps.
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United Healthcare Addiction Resources
United Healthcare recognizes that the country is facing a drug epidemic and emphasizes helping their policyholders receive the best care possible. To that end, United Healthcare created their United Behavioral Health division program, which focuses on giving patients confidential and covered services and providing them with a substance abuse healthcare professional.
Upon meeting with a doctor and discussing your specific substance abuse issues, the doctor will recommend that detox is a medical necessity for your health and well-being. United Healthcare and Addiction services include:
- Inpatient treatment detox
- Outpatient detox
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Outpatient alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation
- Aftercare services
Individuals with comprehensive coverage will likely have the full cost of treatment covered. More limited policies, however, will have more stringent requirements or locations where a client can detox. That said, even the United Healthcare short term medical plans will have at least some coverage for substance abuse treatment.
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In most cases, a PPO network policy will provide policyholders with an array of options when it comes to the substance abuse treatment facilities they can select. On the other hand, some HMO plans will require that you receive treatment at an in-network provider or else the burden of the cost will be on you.
Additional Information on United Healthcare
United Health Group is the fifth largest company in the country. As a result, they are the industry leader at providing comprehensive and quality healthcare to Americans. With that in mind, they crafted their “Member Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.” This document pledges that their policyholders will receive the utmost care and respect by their network health care providers and employees. It promises a right to privacy when it comes to participating in tests, treatments, and procedures. It guarantees access to quality doctors, facilities and health care professionals across the country. As such, members can be assured that they are in good hands when they are in need of substance abuse treatment to live healthier.