Inner Voyage Recovery Center is proud to provide personalized care and comprehensive support to the dedicated members of our nation’s armed forces, their families, and military retirees. But many members of these populations have questions about what types of services they can receive. For example, one common question is, “Does Tricare pay for rehab?”
Tricare is a government-managed program that provides healthcare for many members of the U.S. military community. Tricare is managed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA).
The following individuals are eligible for Tricare benefits:
Most Tricare members are eligible to receive treatment in hospitals and clinics that are operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). When covered individuals cannot get the services they need through the DoD, Tricare may fund their care at approved non-military treatment facilities.
The Tricare website states that the program covers “medically and psychologically necessary mental health and substance use disorder care. This includes both inpatient and outpatient care.”
In other words, the answer to the question, “Does Tricare pay for rehab?” is yes. The following are examples of the types of rehab services that may be covered by Tricare:
However, please note the following important points:
Substance abuse, addiction, and mental health disorders can affect people from all walks of life. This includes military members, retirees, and their families. In fact, due in part to the unique stresses and pressures that are characteristic of military life, service members and their loved ones may have an increased risk for certain mental and behavioral health concerns.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has reported that about 10% of U.S. military veterans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. NIDA notes that this rate is slightly higher than the prevalence of addiction among the general public in the United States.
A January 2022 study that was led by Catarina Inoue of the Army’s 1st Special Operations Medical Group reported the following about mental health in the U.S. military:
Once you have confirmed that your Tricare policy does pay for rehab, one of your next steps is to determine which level or levels of care you need:
Commercial insurance companies typically categorize healthcare providers as either in network or out of network. These designations are based on the type of business relationship that the insurer has with the provider.
Tricare uses the terminology “network” and “non-network” to identify a provider’s status:
Navigating the intricacies of an insurance policy can be a challenging endeavor in the best of times. When you are focused on finding effective drug rehab services for yourself or a member of your family, deciphering what is and isn’t covered can be a particularly frustrating experience
At Inner Voyage Recovery Center, we understand how difficult this can be, and we are here to help.
If you have been having any problems understanding your Tricare policy, please contact our center. With your permission, a member of our team can coordinate directly with a Tricare representative to confirm your coverage and verify your benefits.
The amount that Tricare will pay for rehab will vary depending on the specifics of your policy. In some cases, Tricare may pay for full rehab coverage, while in other cases there may be out-of-pocket expenses associated with your treatment.
As we noted in the previous section, a member of our team can (with your permission) work directly with a Tricare representative to get the answer to this and any other questions you have about the scope of your policy.
If you would like to use Tricare to pay for rehab near Atlanta, Inner Voyage Recovery Center may be the ideal place for you. Our addiction treatment center offers multiple levels of personalized outpatient care for adults who have become addicted to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and other addictive substances. We also serve individuals whose struggles with addiction are accompanied by certain co-occurring mental health conditions.
To learn more about using Tricare to pay for rehab, or to schedule a free assessment, please either visit our Admissions page or contact us directly at your earliest convenience.
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