United Healthcare Insurance Coverage for Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment

Does United Healthcare Cover Drug or Alcohol Rehab?

UnitedHealth Group and Optum both have benefits for substance use disorder treatment. If treatment is medically necessary based on an evaluation that takes place when you enter treatment, there is a high probability that your united healthcare insurance will help with the cost of addiction treatment. insurance usually covers treatment for alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs. The deciding factor is if you really need treatment based on your symptoms and diagnosis, as well as the insurance coverage that you have and if it is accepted by the provider you are seeing. NewVista is an in-network insurance provider at several of our facilities.

Checking Your United Healthcare Substance Abuse Coverage

You can contact UnitedHealth Group yourself by phone or the online portal. There you can see your coverage, choose providers, and make claims. However, we have made it easier for you to verify your insurance. Submit your information or go to the form below.

What To Expect

When you submit your insurance information, you can expect:

  • Confidentiality: Whether you decide to call us or fill in our insurance verification form, your information is protected by HIPAA.
  • Ease of Use:  Why struggle with the red tape that comes with health insurance? We have years of experience dealing with insurance companies. We know exactly what they need and how to deliver it to them.

After you submit your information, one of our admissions specialists will contact you. They will discuss what is covered and your next steps in treatment.


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United Healthcare Addiction Treatment Coverage Details

The details of coverage will depend on what your insurance plan includes. For many people, detox is often included. If you are struggling with an addiction to heroin or another dangerous substance, you are likely to get coverage. This is because these substances can be medically dangerous and even fatal during detoxification. The other factors will include the treatment plan recommended and your location. Our partnership with United allows you to get in-network rates.

Types of Addictions United Healthcare Typically Covers

With Cigna coverage for addiction treatment, you can expect that they will cover the major addictions that plague the country. Our partnership with Cigna allows us to treat you for almost anything you need help with.

Cigna may offer treatment coverage for the following addictions:

Does UHC Cover Addiction Treatment In Ohio?

Insurance providers cover substance use disorder treatment. It’s important to understand if the treatment provider is in-network or out of network because the financial responsibility for patients is higher when you see an out-of-network provider. United Healthcare and other insurance companies pay for the medical needs of their patients at the appropriate levels of care. That means that the length of stay in treatment and the level of care that you receive is based upon the severity of your substance use disorder, the symptoms that you are experiencing and any co-morbidities that might be in place as a result of your substance use disorder. It truly depends on the coverage you have, the severity of your addiction, and if the treatment provider is in-network or out of network.  The clinical team creates a treatment plan that must be approved by the insurance company and be a medical necessity based on the conditions and diagnosis.

In Network UHC Providers Vs Out of Network United Healthcare Providers

When you first enter treatment the first step is a comprehensive evaluation. Based on that evaluation, a treatment plan is designed which is reviewed by the insurance company. At this point, the insurance company will either approve or deny coverage. Treatment centers that are in-network have a pre-agreed contracted rate for every step of the treatment plan and associated level of care, which means there are no surprises when it comes to your bill (expenses).

In-Network United Healthcare Treatment Centers

We have in network-contracts at several of our locations including the following:

Other In-Network Insurances

At NewVista it is a priority for us to work with insurance companies so that you can receive the best care at an affordable price. This allows us to provide access to care for more individuals. Along with united healthcare, we also have in-network rates with Aetna, Cigna, Humana and BCBS of Ohio.

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