How Much Does Detox Cost?
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and require professional treatment, we are here to help. At Detox West Tennessee, we offer medically-supervised detox programs. Detox is a crucial early stage of addiction treatment. Detox West Tennessee can help you safely undergo detoxification and put you on the right path to recovery and health. Medically supervised detox programs support you by stabilizing your physical health and preparing you to enter rehab. However, many people avoid getting help because they fear the expenses of detox. Financial issues are one of the most significant barriers to substance abuse and mental health treatment. If you are asking “how much does detox cost?” there are resources available to help you.
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 1 in 10 Americans suffer from drug or alcohol use disorder at some point in their lives. Three-quarters of those do not receive any formal addiction treatment. At Detox West Tennessee, we understand that addiction is prevalent nationwide, and we’re dedicated to tackling the issue.
Addiction treatment should be available to anyone who needs it. At our treatment center, we commit to helping anyone struggling with substance use disorder (SUD). We understand that financial stress can exacerbate the existing stress associated with addiction. We have outlined some methods of paying for detox that can make it easier to access the treatment you need.
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The Costs of Detox
The cost of medically supervised drug and alcohol detoxification varies between centers, amenities, locations, and treatment requirements. For example, having Cigna or Carelone insurance can significantly reduce costs. The length of a given program depends on the client’s specific treatment needs. Please call our admissions line at 901-676-6626 for current pricing.
Can I Pay for Detox With Insurance?
Most private insurance companies will cover some of the cost of your detox program. However, sometimes they don’t cover all of the expenses. It would be best to ask your insurance provider how much of the cost they are willing to cover.
Policies vary between insurance providers. If any of the following provides your insurance, you can reach out to them and inquire about their drug and alcohol detox policies:
If you decide to contact any of the above insurance providers about paying for detox, here are some questions to help you have that conversation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance cover the cost of addiction treatment?
Most insurance providers cover the costs of pre-treatment assessment and preventative care. Some cover the costs of detoxification and outpatient programs, but not all. Residential care programs, which follow detox, are not usually completely covered. Ask your insurance provider how much they can cover and how much you will need to pay out of pocket.
Does my insurance cover the cost of medication?
Medically supervised detox uses a range of prescription medications to help the body detoxify and to support the body as it goes through withdrawal. Some insurance plans explicitly state they cover the cost of detox medications, while others are unclear. It is important to ask your specific provider about their policy around medication to clarify any confusion and put your mind at ease about treatment.
For how long will my insurance cover treatment?
Detox programs vary in length depending on the specific needs of the client. Detox programs typically last for around two weeks but may take longer depending on your progress and treatment requirements. Your insurance may or may not cover the cost for the entire length of your program.
What If My Insurance Doesn’t Cover the Cost of Detox?
While many insurance providers cover the cost of detox, some don’t. If your insurance coverage does not include the cost of detox, you still have some options.
Speak to your employer
Your employer may help you access treatment services. Though they are not required to do so by law, they may be willing to help. They may even grant an extended leave to help you successfully recover and return to your position post-treatment.
Inquire about payment plans
At Detox West Tennessee, we offer a payment plan. This means that you don’t need to pay the entire cost of detox upfront. Instead, you can pay in installments and complete payment once you are in a better position to do so.
Ask about a sliding scale
At Detox West Tennessee, we offer the option of paying or detox treatment based on a sliding scale. If you meet the required income criteria, you have the chance to pay less than someone who is financially able to pay the total cost of detox.
Inquire about scholarships
Thanks to generous donors’ help, there may be scholarship programs available to help you pay for detox.
What If I Don’t Have Private Insurance?
If you don’t have private insurance but require professional addiction treatment, there are still resources available. Medicaid and Medicare are state-funded health insurance providers. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), addiction treatment is considered an essential health benefit. If you do not currently have a private health insurance provider, please visit Healthcare.gov to discover your options.
Medicaid has supported millions in accessing the healthcare they need. Medicaid provides financial support for healthcare needs for those with a low income. Medicaid supports:
- Pregnant women
- Senior citizens (65 and over)
- Adolescents (19 and under)
- People with disabilities
- People caring for a child
Please visit Medicaid.gov to find out if you qualify for behavioral healthcare support.
Medicare provides state-funded addiction treatment coverage for:
- Senior citizens
- People living with disabilities
- People of any age suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Lou Gherig’s disease
Medicare coverage consists of Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D. Medicare Part A covers inpatient medical detox.
Please visit Medicare.gov to see if you qualify for coverage.
The Importance of Detox
Though addiction treatment can seem expensive, your health is priceless. Many people continue to suffer from SUD because they feel that they cannot afford treatment. However, the cost of remaining addicted to a substance far outweighs that of seeking and receiving treatment.
At Detox West Tennessee, we want to help as many people as we can. We can support your search for financial coverage. If you would like to know more about how you can pay for your detox program, please contact us today. We work with most national and regional insurance providers, so we can connect you with them and arrange for the most appropriate payment method.
We understand how challenging it can be to take that vital first step and reach out for help. We also understand how financial strain can be a major barrier to treatment. Addiction is an all-consuming condition – financial stress doesn’t help it.
Begin the Detoxification Process Today
Our compassionate team members can help you explore your payment options. If you contact us, we can discuss our policies and share as much information as possible about insurance providers, state-funded healthcare coverage, and payment plans. Even when it seems complicated to pay for detox, we go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the treatment you need.