we accept medi-cal health plan

Roots Through Recovery Proudly Accepts Medi-Cal

Addiction treatment has grown to be an essential part of the community. The number of individuals suffering from drug and alcohol or substance use disorder (SUD) has increased exponentially since the 1900s. As addiction to substances intensifies among these individuals, especially in low-income communities, treatment costs become a challenge.

To make treatment accessible, the federal-state had approved California’s Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver amendment in 2015. The amendment expanded its services to now cover a broader spectrum of individuals and scientifically-proven practices that aim to treat SUDs.

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal health insurance is a Medicaid Program specifically for the state of California. It was first established in 1966 and has since then grown to cover or subsidize the cost of a broader range of medical treatments and programs. The federal government or state tax revenues pays for these programs considering that the individual is eligible for Medi-Cal.

What May Medi-Cal Cover for SUDs?

As part of Medicaid, the essential health benefits as included in the basic Medi-Cal coverage.  Medi-Cal insurance consists of the following:

Addiction Treatment Services Covered by Medi-Cal

Treatment services for individuals with substance use disorder are also covered by Medi-Cal but are only available for beneficiaries depending on which county they live in. Medi-Cal covers the following services:

What is Medi-Cal?

Substance abuse treatment is part of Medi-Cal’s insurance coverage however it is on average more expensive than essential medical services. Typically, treatment services start from $1000 to $20000 or even more depending on the type of treatment needed (i.e., detox, intensive outpatient treatment, inpatient, partial hospitalization, and even medication). It also depends on the length of treatment ranging between the number of sessions or days in treatment.

How much do individuals with SUD spend on their addiction?

Despite the outstanding cost of addiction treatment, it is significantly cheaper than keeping up with drug and alcohol addiction. On average, a person suffering from alcohol abuse spends at least $3000 a year. 

The cost is nothing compared to those who suffer from drug abuse, spending about an average of at least $300 on a few ounces of quality substances like Marijuana and cocaine. A person who has a crack addiction spends about $82,000 a year, while Meth addicts spend about $12,000 to about $38,000 annually. The steep price of maintaining one’s need for these substances can drain one’s finances completely.

Source: https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/how-much-do-drugs-cost/ 

For that reason, many individuals with SUDs don’t often have health insurance coverage to pay for treatment. And also, due to addiction, many fall under the poverty line. To aid these individuals with the desire to get off their addiction, the state of California found Medi-Cal as a solution to get people with SUDs easier access to treatment.

Why is addiction treatment expensive?

Addiction treatment services don’t just offer substance abuse treatment but also cover mental health services related to SUDs. The cost of treatment also covers multiple forms of tailored programs depending on a person’s needs. Another factor affecting treatment costs falls on the severity of one’s addiction.

We also have to consider that many people with SUDs don’t just suffer from a single type of addiction. Many of our patients at Roots Through Recovery have different forms of co-occurring disorders requiring intense treatment. Whether they are short-term or long-term, the cost of professional treatment is not nearly as expensive as the years and amount spent on buying drugs or alcohol.

What Does Medi-Cal Cover at Roots Through Recovery?

Medi-Cal For Addiction Treatment

Roots Through Recovery provides addiction treatment and substance abuse services specializing in long-term outpatient treatment. Our alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs specially cater to individuals who require intensive substance abuse or mental health treatment.

Our broad set of addiction treatment programs is tailored for each individual as they go through recovery. To lessen the burden of cost as you or your family undergoes treatment, our professional staff will handle any paperwork associated with Medi-Cal. This way, you or your family can focus on full recovery without worrying about the outstanding cost.

Medi-Cal For Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is one of the best in the state of California. Our program works to uncover underlying issues and develop healthy coping strategies to achieve long-term recovery. Our programs involve support groups and counseling, different forms of therapy that also caters to a spectrum of specialized populations

Medi-Cal For Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Roots Through Recovery is one of the top treatment centers for the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in the state of California. Our health care services and facilities offer both quality and comfort to individuals and families at the highest level of care. We accept Medi-Cal for PHP. 

Medi-Cal For Mental Health

Root’s specialized mental health services are dedicated to treating various kinds of mental health disorders, whether or not they are related to SUDs. From depression and anxiety treatment through our Roots TMS and trauma treatment programs, our facilities and highly recognized medical staff specialize in treating mental health disorders through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy, Psychotherapy, and more.

We accept most health insurance carriers and Medi-Cal for our mental health treatment services.

We accept Medi-Cal for the following services: 

Roots Through Recovery Accepts Medi-Cal for Most of our Treatment Programs

You can find us along Long Beach, California. We are easily accessible via South Bay, Catalina Island, and Orange County. Enjoy the serenity of our facilities along the beach and worry less about your treatment with Medi-Cal.

Do I Qualify for Alcohol And Drug Medi-Cal Benefits?

Medi-Cal provides health care services to over 13 million people. It caters to individuals and families who fall under the poverty level.
You may also qualify if you are:

How Do I Get Medi-Cal Benefits?​

If you don’t have a Medi-Cal health care plan, don’t worry. As long as you are eligible, you can easily apply for Medi-Cal online through Covered California.

Take the First Step Now

If you need to find a place that feels comfortable and supportive, let Roots Through Recovery’s experienced clinicians, treatment programs, and case management team work with you to help determine your next steps. We want you to have choices that will give you and your loved ones the best outcomes.

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