Drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs come in all shapes and sizes. While a number of addicted persons are able to utilize their health insurance to cover most, if not the entire cost of treatment, there are some individuals who need to find programs that accept self payment. In recent years, self payment drug and alcohol treatment programs have become more common and widely available.
Treatment centers offering self payment may provide their clients with the opportunity to pay for their care in full upfront or on an as service basis. Some programs provide their self payment clients with a discount for paying for their care upfront while others might create a payment plan. When a payment plan is created it is critical for the individual in treatment to keep to the agreed upon schedule. If the scheduled payment is missed, they might find that they are asked to leave the program. Sadly, this might mean they have spent a significant amount of their time and resources on treatment only to be asked to leave before they have accomplished their goal.
When deciding on which self payment program to enroll in create a list of questions that you can ask to prospective treatment centers. Questions might include topics such as does the program offer a discount if paid in full upfront? Are they willing to create a payment plan? Do they offer any form of payment assistance? What is the estimated total cost of care and what additional fees may be incurred along the way? Knowing the answers to these questions before choosing which program to attend will level the playing field and help make the decision on which self payment treatment center will best fit the addicted person's needs.
There are a number of benefits to choosing a program that allows for self payment. The first advantage of self payment is being able to pay for care upfront, and often at a slight discount. Secondly, individuals who do not have insurance can receive the care they need without having to pay the high premiums of carrying insurance. Lastly, it makes recovery accessible to persons that would otherwise never have had the opportunity to receive a superior level of treatment due to lack of insurance.
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Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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