Do you know if your VA insurance is one of the insurances accepted at addiction treatment centers? Understanding insurance coverage is vital for active military personnel, veterans, and military family members who need treatment for a substance use disorder.
To learn more about your VA insurance coverage for drug rehab, call Vertava Health today at 844.470.0410.
Are You Eligible for VA Insurance?
If you served in any branch of the military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and did not receive a dishonorable discharge, you are probably eligible for VA insurance coverage. The best way to find out whether you’re eligible is to contact your local VA center. Receiving care may require approval from a VA doctor.
Understanding VA Insurance Coverage for Drug Rehab
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that military members are more likely to develop a substance or alcohol use disorder than civilian citizens. Men and women in the military face a unique set of stressors that most non-military people can’t understand.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, survivor’s guilt, and grief can all lead a person to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Some people may also be trying to manage the pain of service-related injuries.
All of these stressors and other factors can make it more difficult for those in the military to get treatment when needed.
The first step in getting VA insurance coverage for addiction treatment is to ensure you’re enrolled in a healthcare plan. It is not too late if you haven’t signed up for VA benefits. VA insurance can help you access the care you need for all service-related health issues, both physical and mental.
To have rehab services covered by VA insurance, they must be recommended by a healthcare professional who is in-network with your specific plan. Vertava Health understands how difficult it is for those in the service to reach out for help.
We are in-network with VA insurance, and we offer a treatment program designed specifically to meet the needs of military personnel.
What Does VA Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment Include?
Several types of VA insurance will cover at least a portion of the rehab cost. Available insurance plans include TRICARE, Medicare, and Medicaid. Services that may be covered include:
- Outpatient treatment
- Residential treatment
- Family therapy
- Grief treatment
- Military sexual trauma (MST) treatment
- Depression and anxiety treatment
- Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment
- Substance use and alcohol use treatment
Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, services for substance misuse and other mental health concerns have been classified as essential benefits. All major insurance companies, including VA insurance, must offer at least some coverage for these treatments.
How much your specific plan covers can vary, so it is important to fully understand your coverage and potential out-of-pocket expenses.
Not all rehab centers are in-network with VA insurance, but Vertava Health is because we understand the growing need for mental health services among military members. The admissions counselors at Vertava Health are happy to help you verify your coverage, or you can complete this task by filling out the short form on our website.
Learn More About VA Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment at Vertava Health
Vertava Health offers a treatment program specifically designed for veterans and other military members. We understand the unique stressors and challenges of military service, including the challenges of receiving treatment.
We are committed to providing the best possible care to military patients as they strive to recover from the physical, emotional, and mental wounds incurred while serving their country.