How Much Should Inpatient Rehab Cost? What About Insurance?

how much should rehab cost? what about insurance?Cost is one of the most important factors to consider before checking into rehab treatment. Cost can be a huge factor in people’s decision whether or not to go to rehab at all. The good news, however, is that inpatient rehab is probably a lot less expensive than you might think, and it pays off for the rest of your life.

How Much Does Rehab Cost On Average?

There can be tremendous variation in how much rehab centers charge. Some of the least expensive places might charge only $7,500 a month. The most exclusive, most luxurious rehab centers might charge up to $180,000 per month. It’s safe to say, however, that most rehab centers strike a middle ground between these two extremes.

Most private rehab centers cost between $10,000 and $20,000 per month. Though that’s a lot less than what rehab centers that cater to celebrities and businesspeople charge, it can still seem daunting. Is rehab really worth $10,000 or $20,000 per month? The answer: yes!

The Reasons Rehab Is Worth It

The Reasons Rehab Is Worth ItEven if you’re only thinking about economics, rehab is definitely worth the investment. Think about this hypothetical situation: let’s say you’re addicted to prescription painkillers. Using painkillers every day can cost up to $30,000 a year. Because addiction doesn’t just go away on its own, you could be paying $30,000 per year for decades. Even if rehab saves you from 10 years of addiction, that’s $300,000.

Of course, rehab pays off in many other ways, as well. Your quality of life is much greater after rehab, helping you stay healthy, happy and safe. You and your family are in a much better place after you complete rehab.

You Don’t Have to Pay For It By Yourself

The best news by far, however, is that you probably don’t have to pay for all your rehab treatment by yourself. Ever since the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was passed in 2010, health insurance providers have been required to provide coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment. For the people who have health insurance, the Affordable Care Act ensures that all or part of their rehab stay can be paid for.

Of course, you can’t generalize about insurance and how much might be paid in your particular situation, so it’s best to check with an addiction treatment professional at a rehab center.

Want To See If Your Insurance Policy Will Cover Inpatient Rehab?

Call Water’s Edge Recovery to learn how we can work with your insurance policy to help get your rehab paid for.