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United Healthcare for South Carolina Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one are looking for drug or alcohol addiction treatment in South Carolina, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) may provide full or partial coverage for the cost of rehab. Contact American Addiction Centers 24/7 at to speak with an admissions navigator who can verify your insurance.
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UnitedHealthcare Coverage

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is a major insurance company serving millions nationwide.1 UHC is dedicated to making quality healthcare more accessible to its members, providing multiple plans for individuals and families, employers, low-income individuals, and seniors.1

With health plans for everyone, individuals and families can choose from various options that cover preventive care, doctor office visits, and prescriptions.1 With UHC’s employer plans, small businesses and larger organizations can also provide their employees with quality health benefits.1

UHC also offers Medicaid and Medicare plans. People with low or no income can receive coverage for different services with UHC Medicaid plans, including addiction treatment.1 Seniors who are 65 and older can choose from Medicare A, B, C, and D plans, as well as supplemental insurance.1

Does UnitedHealthcare Cover Rehab in South Carolina?

Yes, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) covers rehab in South Carolina. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased access to addiction services.2 The ACA requires all health insurance companies to provide coverage for essential health benefits, including mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.2

That means you can receive some coverage for rehab and other addiction services, no matter your UHC insurance plan. Still, your level of coverage will differ based on factors like your specific insurance policy, the services you need, and the provider you choose.

Types of Addiction Treatment Covered by UnitedHealthcare in South Carolina

Multiple levels of addiction treatment are available beyond inpatient rehab to help those seeking treatment.3 UnitedHealthcare (UHC) may cover additional types of treatment in South Carolina, but the exact coverage amounts will vary. Addiction treatment often differs from person to person based on your needs.3 Types of addiction treatment UHC may cover in South Carolina include:4

  • Detox: Medical professionals can provide medications to help you through cravings and withdrawals before transitioning to another level of care in detox.
  • Inpatient rehab: Inpatient rehab offers a safe space to live while in recovery with access to 24/7 continuous care.
  • Outpatient rehab: Many outpatient programs vary in intensity and structure, providing similar care to inpatient programs while you live at home.
  • Aftercare: Mental health professionals agree that remaining in treatment after rehab promotes long-term recovery.4 Some aftercare options include 12-Step programs, ongoing counseling, and sober living homes.

Therapists may use various behavioral therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to treat addiction.3 These therapies can help you identify and modify your behaviors related to substance misuse.

Addiction treatment often works best with an individualized approach.4 The best level of care for you can vary based on your specific needs. Your doctor can help you decide which types of care are best for your situation.

Does UnitedHealthcare Cover Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders in South Carolina?

Yes, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) covers co-occurring disorders in South Carolina, but your coverage will vary based on different factors, including the provider you choose and the services you need.

A co-occurring disorder occurs when a person has a mental illness, like anxiety or depression, and a substance use disorder (SUD) concurrently. Although the cause of co-occurring disorders differs from person to person, mental health professionals often recommend treating both illnesses in tandem to promote long-term recovery.4

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities That Accept UnitedHealthcare

Many drug and alcohol rehab facilities accept UnitedHealthcare (UHC), including American Addiction Centers (AAC) treatment facilities. Some of our facilities that may accept UHC include:

How to Use UnitedHealthcare for Alcohol and Drug Rehab in South Carolina

Using your insurance for UnitedHealthcare (UHC) addiction treatment is simple. After receiving a SUD assessment, your doctor will recommend appropriate levels of care. Once you know the types of treatment that may benefit you most, you can verify your insurance in a few different ways. Call the number on the back of your insurance card, or if there’s a specific rehab you’re interested in, contact them directly to find out if they accept UHC.

American Addiction Centers (AAC) can also help you check your benefits. Call our helpline for free, no-obligation assistance verifying your insurance and finding rehabs that take UnitedHealthcare in South Carolina.

Other Options to Pay for Addiction Treatment in South Carolina

There’s always the chance you may have additional costs not covered by insurance. Luckily, there are many ways to cover those costs.

If you need to pay additional fees or are paying without insurance, there are other options to afford addiction treatment in South Carolina. Many treatment centers offer sliding fee scales where are the amount you pay is adjusted based on your income.

You can also pay monthly with cash, credit, or a loan through a payment plan. Some community, state, and federal organizations offer state-funded programs and free drug rehabs. For example, Teen Challenge Southeast Region in Columbia, South Carolina, is a faith-based facility that offers free and low-cost treatment.5

Understanding your United Healthcare rehab coverage in South Carolina can make finding treatment more straightforward. If you’re ready to embark on your recovery journey, contact AAC to verify your insurance and find rehabs that take UnitedHealthcare in South Carolina.


  1. UnitedHealthcare. (n.d.). About us.
  2. (n.d.). Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). DrugFacts Treatment approaches for drug addiction.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (third edition).
  5. Teen Challenge Southeast Region. (n.d.). Affordable addiction treatment centers in Columbia, South Carolina.
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