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Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance For Addiction Treatment

Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance policies provide a range of benefits to cover addiction treatment. The amount of coverage for different recovery services often depends on the state you reside in, as well as your individual plan.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield is a group of companies that provides health insurance coverage throughout the United States of America and to over 100 million people. The Blue Cross Blue Shield network is extremely wide, covering more than 9 out of every 10 doctors and hospitals in the country. Millions of federal government workers receive their health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and there are a variety of perks and benefits associated with Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage that could be useful to the individual struggling with mental health or addiction.

While many Blue Cross Blue Shield policies provide a range of benefits to cover addiction treatment, options and programs vary depending on the state you reside in and your individual plan. The treatment providers listed above report that their addiction treatment services are covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Health insurance often covers some costs associated with:

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Residential treatment/detox
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Acute inpatient hospitalization

Can Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover Addiction Treatment?

Yes, Blue Cross Blue Shield can cover addiction treatment. To get information on exactly what your plan covers, call the customer service telephone number located on the reverse side of your member card or enter your 3-letter member ID number into the Company Finder on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website. You may be able to receive estimates of how much your care will cost, view your benefits and services, and peruse the finer coverage details of your specific plan.

Also available on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website are a host of resources for those struggling with addiction, including a directory of recommended treatment centers, diagnostic criteria for substance abuse, educational resources for friends and family members, and advice for how to talk to a doctor about safe Opioid prescription management.

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What Are Some Perks Available To Members?

Members receive a variety of perks and discounts with their Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance; many of these benefits could prove useful in leading a healthy life free of drug and alcohol abuse. The list of perks may include:

  • Savings on pet-related items, like toys and food
  • Discounts on healthy food options
  • Reduced rates for gym memberships and well-being apps
  • Deals on in-home fitness equipment
  • Free memberships to travel clubs
  • Lower prices on eyewear and vision services

Eating nutritious meals and exercising is good for everyone, not just those in recovery. But someone working to curb cravings for a substance or manage the unpleasant symptoms of a mental health condition might have even more to gain from pursuing a healthy lifestyle.

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How Can I Pay the Costs Not Covered By My Insurance Plan?

You don’t have to break the bank to get started on the path toward recovery. Using Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance for addiction treatment may cover some or all of your treatment costs. Additional private costs may incur so it is important to speak to your insurance provider and the rehab facility to gain a full understanding of all costs included. Treatment providers can talk to you about treatment options available.

For help verifying your insurance plan and finding treatment solutions, contact a treatment provider today.


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