Rehab Insurance Coverage in Arkansas
Most of the rehab centers in Arkansas accept insurance, check whether your insurance covers rehab treatment.
Does Your Insurance Cover Treatment in Arkansas?
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
BCBS of Arkansas: Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers
In a weekly address given by the Arkansas Governor in 2021, it was noted that a 55% increase in the number of drug overdose deaths had occurred in 2020 over 2019 due to an increase in the potency of fentanyl.1
Potent and cheap illicit drugs like fentanyl worsened the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release noted that “a packet the size of one serving of artificial sweetener will hold a gram of fentanyl which is enough to kill 500 people.”1
The address encouraged those struggling with a substance use disorder, such as opioid use disorder, to ask for help. Drug and alcohol rehab can get people on the path to recovery and to a greater quality of life. As the Governor stated, plenty of people are willing to help.1
Does BCBS Cover Rehab Centers in AR?
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Addiction treatment and rehab services such as medical detox, inpatient/outpatient care, therapy, and medications should be fully or partially covered by your Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield health care plan. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, these services are considered essential health benefits.2
The best way to find out exactly what your health insurance plan covers is to verify your benefits or call an admissions navigator at
Ambetter Insurance for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment in Arkansas
All Ambetter insurance plans in Arkansas cover the 10 categories of services considered essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act, and mental health and substance abuse services are one of those categories.1 While your Ambetter plan does cover drug and alcohol rehab in Arkansas, your exact coverage depends on different factors, including where you live and which plan you have.2
Drug and alcohol addiction in Arkansas is a serious problem. In 2020 in Arkansas, 339,000 adults 18 and over were estimated to have a substance use disorder. Of those, 311,000 did not get the treatment they needed.3
Ambetter Insurance Coverage for Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab Treatment in Arkansas
Ambetter offers gold, silver, and bronze plans with different levels of coverage. Your exact coverage and out-of-pocket costs will depend on which plan you have.2, 4 The amount covered may differ for outpatient and inpatient services. With some plans, you won’t pay anything for some services. You may need to pay a copay per visit or day, or coinsurance (a percentage of the cost). You may also have to obtain prior authorization from a healthcare provider.4
Our admission navigators can talk to you about addiction treatment options and verify your insurance coverage. You can verify insurance coverage from the website or call to speak with an admissions navigator.