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How To Pay For Detox With BlueCross BlueShield Insurance?

BlueCross BlueShield Insurance Coverage For Drug Detox

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BlueCross and BlueShield Insurance for Drug Detox

BCBS logoBlue Cross and Blue Shield is the largest health insurer in Texas and the Blue System is comprised of 36 health insurance companies nationwide. More than 105 million Americans rely on health insurance benefits from Blue Cross and Blue Shield and BCBS provides coverage for both individuals and families.

If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and you have Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, your health insurance benefits may help pay for the cost of detox at Briarwood Detox Center. Depending on the details of your individual policy, you or your family members may be eligible to receive coverage benefits for a variety of addiction treatment services, including detox, rehab, and aftercare.

Insurance can be complicated and confusing, but on this page, we provide answers to some of the most common questions concerning Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage for drug and alcohol detox and rehab. If you have any additional questions about your BCBS policy, you may call the Briarwood admissions team today or contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield directly.

We will gladly verify your health insurance benefits over the phone for you by contacting BCBS on your behalf or you may fill out the insurance verification form on this page. There is absolutely no obligation to commit to detox treatment at Briarwood when you fill out the form or call us. We are happy to help you sort out the specifics of your insurance policy and ensure that your benefits are maximized.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Cross Blue Shield Coverage for Detox

Will my Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance cover drug and alcohol detox?

Most Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance policies cover treatment for addiction, such as drug rehab and detox, but coverage specifics are based on the policy you have chosen. Health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield varies by state, and BCBS offers several different tiered plans that may affect your final cost, so it’s important to verify your individual coverage and determine exactly how much you will need to pay out-of-pocket. Depending on your policy, you may be required to pay a small or generous portion of the total cost of detox treatment.

What types of detox does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover?

Most Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans cover medical detox if it is proven to be necessary. For this to happen, you may need a referral from your doctor. Most often, medical detox for alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioid drugs is considered necessary, as withdrawal from these drugs can be dangerous or even life-threatening. Even if you need to detox from another type of drug, your BCBS health insurance policy may cover medical detox treatment for it.

How can I verify my Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance coverage?

If you would like to use your health insurance benefits to pay for a medical detox program, you will need to verify your coverage. The verification process tells you exactly how much of the cost of detox your health insurance provider will cover and how much will be left for you to pay out-of-pocket.
At Briarwood Detox Center, we offer a free insurance verification to help you determine your coverage for treatment. All you have to do is call. We can complete the insurance verification in a matter of minutes while you hold on the phone. The process is completely confidential and obligation-free.

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

No one else on your insurance policy will be notified if you request a benefits verification and your personal information is safe with us.

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

If we complete an insurance benefits verification, you are not obligated to enroll in any treatment program at our facility.

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

We believe that affordable care is an essential part of finding the right detox program, so our aim is to make that possible by helping you verify your benefits prior to enrollment. The admissions process and insurance verification are free for all of our potential clients.

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

Depending on the health insurance policy you have selected, Blue Cross and Blue Shield may not cover the complete cost of medical detox at Briarwood Detox Center. If we verify your insurance and find this to be true, there are still other payment options you can use instead of or in addition to your benefits to reduce the cost of treatment. Alternative payment options may include:

What other benefits does Blue Cross Blue Shield offer for addiction treatment?

Many Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance policies also cover additional addiction treatment services such as residential rehab, outpatient rehab, IOP, and continued care services like behavioral counseling. Our admissions team can help you determine which treatment services your insurance policy will cover and to what extent.

We Work Directly with BlueCross BlueShield to Verify Your Insurance Coverage

Getting insurance to pay for detox can be a complex process, but we’re here to help you sort through it all. The admissions specialists at Briarwood Detox Center are happy to contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield on your behalf to verify your insurance benefits and clearly communicate your coverage options to you.

Our insurance verification process is fast, easy, and completely confidential, so you never have to worry about the safety of your personal information. To complete the process, all we need from you is the following information:

  • 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)

It’s never too late to start your recovery journey. We are here to help you. Call (888) 857-0557 today to speak with one of our admissions specialists or fill out and submit the insurance verification form on this page to get started.

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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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