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Will a rehab center in Florida be covered by insurance ?

Most rehab centres in Florida, if not all of them, will gear their costings to insurance plans as provided by the major health insurance providers or companies. This is not to say that everyone who attends a rehab center in Florida pays via insurance. Some people do pay privately, others may be paid for by friends or relatives.

A rehab center in Florida is likely to be extremely expensive, and is an area that needs careful consideration before applying for admission to any such clinical facility. Whilst most rehab centres in Florida are fairly coy about how much they charge,

Hazelden estimate that a four-week stay in one of their treatment centres nationally would cost somewhere in the region of $32,000. This is obviously only a guide figure, and a rehab center in Florida could cost significantly more.

The first thing to do for anyone considering applying for admission to a rehab center is to see if they are covered under an insurance plan of their own or their partners. If they are covered under an insurance plan, it is worth checking whether admission to a rehab or a treatment center need be disclosed to an employer.

Normally there is provision admission to a rehab center can be dealt with at a private health matter.

If there is coverage available under a health plan, then discussions need to be had with a potential rehab as to whether their costs are covered under the insurance plan. A rehab center in Florida will mostly have its costs agreed with an insurance company in advance, but much care needs to be taken in this area.

If a rehab center agrees that their costs are covered, and will be paid directly by an insurance company, then as a client you need to check whether there are any additional extras that might be paid and are not covered under your insurance plan.

This could include areas such as additional described medication, maybe a single room in a rehab center, or maybe some type of alternative therapy such as yoga or mountain hiking.

If a rehab center does have additional charges for these items or any others, then they need to be agreed at the outset of treatment by both parties. Any additional expenses need to be identified clearly in writing at time of admission.

A rehab center in Florida will normally be residential, although some will have daycare programs as well. If for any reason the rehab center you want to go is not covered by your insurance plan, then looking at the possibility of attending a day programme may be an option.

Additionally some rehab centres in Florida nonprofit, and will have some type of bursary scholarship available for potential clients. This may cover part of the cost being in a residential rehab center.


What does a rehab center in Florida cost ?

If you look at the websites for most of the rehab centres in Florida, one fact will be noticeably absent, which is how much they cost.

Depending on your level of cynicism, many people assume that the reason for this is because of the high cost or expense of nature of what a rehab center in Florida costs. A rehab center would probably argue that there costings and level of prices can vary quite widely and so it is not appropriate to state specific figures.

There may be some truth to that approach.

There is a difficulty in generalising about how much a rehab center in Florida will cost, partly because the nature of a rehab center in Florida and that its programs can vary quite widely. The first thing to determine is whether the rehab center is going to offer inpatient or outpatient clinical facilities.

Most rehab centres in Florida are essentially designated as residential inpatient facilities. Some will also have outpatient or daycare facilities, as well as possibly some type of outreach approach.

Some rehab centres will also have their own detox facilities, whilst other rehab centres will have arrangements with local hospitals or other clinical facilities to do the detox on their behalf.

Rehab Center – Costing Breakdown

The other important factor when assessing the cost of a residential stay in a rehab center in Florida is how long the client is likely to stay in rehab. There is a general assumption that someone will spend approximately 28 days or about a month in rehab, and this is probably quite a good starting point.

Inevitably some people will stay for a shorter period of time, whilst others will require longer periods, either in primary treatment of some form of follow-on or secondary treatment.

Most costs of a rehab should be covered under a person’s health insurance medical plan. If a potential client has their own insurance plan or covered by that of their partner, it is important to check the entry to a rehab for alcoholism or other addictions is covered.

It is equally important to talk this through with the rehab that you are intending to enter to make sure that they are signed up to their costs being covered by insurance.

Given the nature of how a rehab Centre in Florida can have different variety of programs and a different level of approach, it is important to make sure that there are no add-on extras which appear at the end of stay in rehab.

A client or anyone applying for admission to a rehab center in Florida should make sure that the rehab is upfront about any additional costs covered by insurance, and that these costs are notified at the beginning of the stay or prior to entry.

The one website that does give some levels of costing is that of Hazelden. They quote a figure of approximately $30,000 for a 28 day stay in a rehab as big an approximate figure to rely on in terms of costing. Any figure is likely to be variable, and should only be taken as a guide. There are reports of certain luxury rehab centres in Florida charging up $120,000 for a four-week stay, so truth is, take your pick.


Hazelden introduces maintenance programme

For the first time, Hazelden will begin providing medication-assisted treatment for people hooked on heroin or opioid painkillers, starting at its Center City, Minnesota facility and expanding across its treatment network in five states in 2012

This so-called maintenance therapy differs from simply detoxifying addicts until they are completely abstinent.

Instead, it acknowledges that continued treatment with certain medications, which can include some of the very opioid drugs that people are misusing, could be required for years.

Via : Time Magazine