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Beacon Health Insurance for Virginia Addiction Treatment

If you're struggling with substance misuse issues in Virginia, you can receive treatment using your Beacon Health Options (Carelon Behavioral Health) insurance plan to cover some, if not all, of the cost. Contact American Addiction Centers 24/7 at to speak with an admissions navigator who can verify your insurance.
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What Is Beacon Health Insurance?

Beacon Health Options (now known as Carelon Behavioral Health) provides behavioral health solutions to people nationwide.1 The company focuses on behavioral health, which includes substance misuse treatment.2 Beacon offers behavioral care, crisis solutions, specialty care services, well-being programs, and assistance for military members and veterans.2

Does Beacon Health Cover Rehab in Virginia?

Beacon Health Options has 115,000 providers that accept their coverage across the U.S., meaning they cover rehab in Virginia and other parts of the country.3 While Beacon isn’t a health insurance plan that has to follow the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates, the company is focused on providing behavioral health solutions such as mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. The extent of services covered by a Beacon plan varies depending on your specific policy. However, your claim can’t be denied due to federal laws like ACA.3 The ACA provides that insurance agencies must cover their members for the essentials of medical and mental health care, which includes substance abuse services.3

What Types of Addiction Treatments Are Covered by Beacon in Virginia?

Beacon Health in Virginia can cover various levels of addiction treatment, but the exact coverage amounts will vary based on various factors, such as your policy and specific needs.

The various treatment levels you can expect to see at a Beacon rehab center include the following:4

  • Detox is often the first step in recovery. It is a process in addiction treatment designed to help patients go through withdrawal while in a medically supervised setting. This helps maintain their comfort and safety.
  • Inpatient rehab includes living full-time at a facility so patients can receive 24-hour care, monitoring, and support from professional staff. This can help patients focus on their recovery without the distraction of daily life.
  • Outpatient rehab allows patients to live at home and attend treatment during the day. Outpatient rehab can vary greatly from standard programs that meet weekly to intensive outpatient programs (IOP) or partial hospitalization programs (PHP) that meet daily.
  • Aftercare refers to any ongoing care and treatment to support a patient’s recovery.

 

Does Beacon Cover Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders?

You can expect Beacon Health Options to help cover the costs of a co-occurring disorder diagnosis. Co-occurring disorders are common in patients who have mental health disorders, such as co-occurring depression and substance use disorder (SUD).5 The cause of co-occurring disorders is not known, but researchers do note a link between the two conditions.5

The extent of your Beacon insurance coverage is dependent on the type of policy you have. It’s best to confirm your insurance coverage with the rehab facility beforehand so that there won’t be any surprise expenses.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities That Accept Beacon

Finding a drug and alcohol rehab facility that accepts Beacon and is in-network with your insurance plan is an important first step. You can call American Addiction Centers (AAC) directly, and an admissions navigator will connect you with a nearby facility.

Whether you want to stay close to home or seek treatment a bit farther away, you have several options. The following substance misuse treatment facilities are part of the AAC network:

To find a rehab in Virginia that accepts Beacon, you can contact our helpline or use tools like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) treatment locator.

How to Use Beacon for Rehab in Virginia

There are several ways you can use your Beacon Health Options insurance in Virginia. Many patients start with a visit to their doctor or a mental health practitioner. They will ask you questions about what substances you use, how long you’ve used them, your home environment, and more to find the right course of treatment.

Another option is to call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask for a list of rehabs in Virginia that are in-network with Beacon. You can also contact the rehab directly. The rehab can typically answer your questions and verify your insurance over the phone.

Other Options to Pay for Addiction Treatment in Virginia

Don’t have health insurance coverage with Beacon Health Options or another provider? You still have options to pay for addiction treatment in Virginia, such as:

  • Grants.
  • Scholarships.
  • Sliding scales.
  • Loans.
  • Payment plans.
  • Free or state-funded rehabs.

If you need assistance, you can contact American Addiction Centers (AAC) 24 hours a day by calling . Our admissions navigators can guide you through the process and help you find rehabs in-network with Beacon. Calling is confidential and free and there is zero obligation to enter treatment.

Sources

  1. Carelon Behavioral Health. (2023). Home.
  2. Carelon Behavioral Health. (2023). Solutions.
  3. HealthCare.gov. (n.d.). Health benefits & coverage.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Treatment approaches for drug addiction.
  5. National Institute on Mental Health. (n.d.). Substance use and co-occurring mental disorders.
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