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How To Pay For Detox With Anthem Insurance?

Anthem Insurance Coverage For Drug Detox

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Anthem Insurance for Drug Detox

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Anthem, Inc. is the largest for-profit healthcare and insurance company in the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association. Through its affiliate companies, Anthem serves more than 106 million people, including more than 42 million within its family of health plans.1 Anthem offers several plans and levels of coverage for Medicaid, Medicare, employers, and federal employees (both current and retired).

If you have Anthem health insurance and you’re struggling with addiction, your policy may cover a medical detox program at Briarwood Detox Center. Anthem provides coverage in 14 different states, but members can also take advantage of BCBS providers outside of their home state. As such, it’s very important to verify your health insurance benefits to determine the extent of your coverage in your home state and nationwide.

Briarwood Detox Center is in-network with several insurance providers, including Anthem. If you’re addicted and need to detox before you go to rehab, your Anthem insurance may cover a portion of the cost of your medical detox program.

This page covers some of the most commonly asked questions about using Anthem insurance to pay for drug detox. If you’d like to verify your Anthem insurance benefits online with Briarwood, please fill out and submit the form on this page or call (888) 857-0557 today. All information you provide remains confidential and submitting the form does not obligate you to enroll in detox at Briarwood Detox Center.

Frequently Asked Questions About Anthem Coverage for Detox

Will my Anthem insurance cover drug and alcohol detox?

Anthem BCBS plans offer substance abuse and mental health coverage benefits for members. However, the level of coverage you have will depend on the plan you selected. Most often, medically-necessary services are covered, such as alcohol detox or opioid detox, but the best way to determine your coverage is by calling the phone number on the back of your insurance card or checking the member services website.

What types of detox does Anthem cover?

Anthem coverage for different types of drug detox may vary depending on your plan. The details of your insurance policy will indicate whether inpatient detox, outpatient detox, or any other method of detox is covered by your insurance, and to what extent.

How can I verify my Anthem insurance coverage?

You can verify your Anthem health insurance coverage by contacting your insurance provider directly. The easiest way to do this is by visiting your provider’s website or calling the number on the back of your insurance card. You may also call the Briarwood admissions staff or submit the form on this page. We will contact Anthem on your behalf to verify your benefits for medical detox at one of our facilities.

Will anyone else on my insurance policy be notified if a verification of benefits is completed?

No, no one else on your Anthem insurance policy will be notified if you request an insurance verification through Briarwood Detox Center.

Do I have to commit to treatment if Briarwood completes a verification of benefits for me?

No, you are not obligated to enroll in a medical detox program at Briarwood Detox Center even if we verify your Anthem health insurance benefits on your behalf.

Do I have to pay to begin the admissions and insurance verification process?

No, the admissions and insurance verification process is a free service we provide to potential clients. The process is designed to determine whether your insurance will cover treatment at Briarwood (and to what extent) and confirm that our detox program is the right fit for you and your treatment needs.

If Anthem will not cover the full cost of detox, how can I pay for the remaining balance?

If your Anthem health insurance policy doesn’t cover the full cost of detox, we will review alternative payment options with you. These options may include:

What other benefits does Anthem offer for addiction treatment?

Anthem also provides health insurance coverage for other addiction treatment services, including residential rehab, outpatient rehab, online drug rehab, dual-diagnosis addiction treatment, and therapeutic services, such as family therapy or individual therapy.

Our center is in-network with many insurances

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Call (888) 857-0557 to verify your benefits.

We Work Directly with Anthem to Verify Your Insurance Coverage

Starting your recovery journey can be challenging in many ways, but verifying your insurance benefits for treatment shouldn’t become a barrier to treatment. The helpful and compassionate admissions team at Briarwood Detox Center is available to help you now. We will contact Anthem on your behalf to verify your insurance benefits and ensure that you fully understand your options.

Verifying your Anthem insurance benefits over the phone only takes a few minutes and we can take care of it while you wait on the phone. When you’re ready, please call (888) 857-0557 or fill out the insurance verification form on this page and we will contact you shortly. We will need the following information to verify your Anthem insurance benefits: 

  • The name of your insurance provider
  • Your member ID number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your insurance company’s telephone number (this can be found on the back of your insurance card)

There will never be a better time to start your new sober life and we are ready to help you take the first step of the recovery process. Call today to speak with a Briarwood representative.

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Complete our fast, free, and easy verification process over the phone to determine the extent of your insurance coverage.


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