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How To Pay For Detox With UnitedHealthcare Insurance?

UnitedHealthcare Insurance Coverage For Drug Detox

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UnitedHealthcare Insurance for Drug Detox

United Healthcare logoUnitedHealthcare provides global health care benefits, such as employer-sponsored and individual health plans, health and well-being products and services for seniors, state Medicaid, and community programs. In the U.S., UnitedHealthcare partners with 1.2 million healthcare professionals and 6,500 hospitals and facilities to offer these services to its clients.

Addiction and substance abuse continues to be an ongoing issue for many Americans and paying for treatment may be a roadblock for some. If you have a health insurance policy through UnitedHealthcare, you are probably curious to know if it will cover the cost of drug detox, and if so, how much will be paid for by your insurance and how much will come out of your pocket.

UnitedHealthcare may cover some or all of the cost of your detox treatment if it is deemed reasonable and necessary for your addiction treatment. The total amount that is covered by insurance will vary greatly depending on the UnitedHealthcare policy you have chosen. Here’s a detailed guide on how to get insurance to pay for drug detox, if you’re interested in learning more.

To confirm your UnitedHealthcare benefits and find out how much your insurance will cover for detox, you may contact UnitedHealthcare directly or you may call Briarwood to verify your insurance benefits over the phone. If you’d like to verify your benefits online instead, you may fill out the form on this page. It’s completely free and confidential.

Frequently Asked Questions About UnitedHealthcare Coverage for Detox

Will my UnitedHealthcare insurance cover drug and alcohol detox?

Depending on the specific UnitedHealthcare plan you have chosen, your insurance may cover a portion of or the entire cost of drug and alcohol detox. The best way to determine if your health care plan will cover detox is by contacting UnitedHealthcare directly or by verifying your benefits with a Briarwood admissions specialist.

What types of detox does UnitedHealthcare cover?

UnitedHealthcare covers a variety of substance abuse treatment services at in-network and out-of-network facilities. Inpatient drug and alcohol detox is typically covered by many UnitedHealthcare plans, although there may be some aspects of detox treatment that UnitedHealthcare will not cover. To confirm your own coverage, you will need to verify your insurance benefits.

How can I verify my UnitedHealthcare insurance coverage?

The insurance benefits verification process at Briarwood Detox is quick, easy, and completely confidential. To verify your medical benefits, just call (888) 857-0557 to speak with an admissions specialist. Please have your insurance card ready, as we will need to collect some information from you. Once we have collected the necessary information, we will contact UnitedHealthcare on your behalf to verify the details of your insurance policy and coverage. You are not obligated to enroll in detox at Briarwood upon completion of this process, but if you choose to enroll, we can finalize your admission to detox over the phone with you.

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

No. At Briarwood, we ensure that the verification process is completely confidential, so no one else will be alerted that you have verified your coverage for drug or alcohol detox.

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

No, there is no obligation to commit to detox treatment at Briarwood, even if we verify your health insurance benefits for you.

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

There is no fee to begin the admissions and insurance verification process at Briarwood. Our admissions specialists are happy to provide assistance by confirming your health benefits and answering any additional questions you have about drug and alcohol detox.

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

If your UnitedHealthcare insurance will only cover a portion of the cost of detox, you may need to cover the remaining balance out-of-pocket. Our admissions specialists will work with you to explore other payment options, such as utilizing Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs), HSA funds, or third-party financed health care loans.

What other benefits does UnitedHealthcare offer for addiction treatment?

Many UnitedHealthcare policies will also cover continued addiction treatment programs, such as inpatient and outpatient drug rehab, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. If you choose to enroll in rehab after completing your detox program, the admissions staff at Briarwood can help you confirm your insurance benefits for ongoing treatment.

Our center is in-network with many insurances

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

We Work Directly with UnitedHealthcare to Verify Your Insurance Coverage

At Briarwood, we strive to make the admissions process as easy and hassle-free as possible. We understand that sorting through your UnitedHealthcare benefits options can be confusing and frustrating, but we’re here to make it easier.
To get started, please call (888) 857-0557 and provide us with the following information so we can quickly verify your health 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)

Don’t let the stress of navigating your insurance benefits keep you from getting the detox treatment you need. Let Briarwood help you begin your recovery journey today.

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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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