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Rehabs in Virginia that Accept Aetna Insurance

Finding out how to pay for addiction treatment can be confusing. Aetna provides high-quality insurance coverage for its members, including mental health and substance abuse care. Using Aetna for rehab in Virginia can ease some of the financial burden and stress of seeking treatment.
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Does Aetna Cover Addiction Treatment in Virginia?

Aetna insurance covers addiction treatment services nationwide, including in Virginia. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) considers mental health care and substance use treatment as essential health benefits.2 All health insurance plans are required to cover essential health benefits to some degree under the ACA.2 That means your insurance will cover at least a portion of the cost of Aetna rehab in Virginia.

What types of drug and alcohol rehab does Aetna cover in Virginia?

Addiction treatment differs for everyone and is most effective when your needs are at the forefront.3 p. 5 #2 What works for someone may not always work for another.3 p. 5 #2 Different factors, like your lifestyle and the severity of your addiction, can influence which treatments work best for you. That said, multiple options for substance misuse treatment are available through Aetna Virginia:3 p.32-38

  • Detox. Detox is often the first step in addiction treatment. Your body must rid itself of substances when you stop using drugs or alcohol. In detox, medical professionals can help you through withdrawal by prescribing medications to ease symptoms and reduce cravings.
  • Inpatient or residential rehab. Inpatient rehab provides a safe space for you to live and receive 24/7 attentive care while in recovery. Several therapeutic interventions like behavioral therapies and peer support groups are available to help you build coping skills to promote long-term recovery.
  • Outpatient rehab. With outpatient treatment, you can receive similar care as inpatient rehab while living at home.
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). IOPs offer more structured outpatient care that requires you to attend treatment multiple times a week while living at home.
  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). PHPs, or day treatment programs, are another more intensive form of outpatient treatment. You typically must attend at least 5 days a week for multiple hours.
  • After completing formal treatment, addiction aftercare is recommended to promote long-term sobriety. Common types of aftercare include 12-Step meetings, outpatient care, counseling, and sober living.

Does Aetna Cover Co-Occurring Disorders in Virginia?

Aetna also covers treatment for co-occurring disorders in Virginia.Co-occurring disorders happen when someone struggles with a mental illness and a substance use disorder.4 intro Nearly half of the 21 million people struggling with addiction also have mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).4 intro Addiction specialists agree co-occurring disorders should be treated in tandem to promote long-term recovery.4 what should I do?

How to Use Aetna for Rehab in Virginia

Using Aetna for rehab in Virginia is simple when you understand the details of your specific plan. Your primary care provider can connect you with the resources to find a suitable rehab program. One of the most efficient ways to find addiction treatment in Virginia covered by Aetna is to verify your insurance by contacting your insurance provider or the facility you’re interested in attending. That way, you’ll be sure at least some of the costs for addiction treatment are covered.

Addiction helplines are another great tool to determine your coverage. With the American Addiction Centers (AAC) helpline, you can speak directly with an admissions representative who can verify your benefits right while you’re on the phone.

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