Professional care is the first step to recovery from a substance use disorder. However, it’s important to sort out the costs of care before treatment begins at The Recovery Village Columbus. Assessing how your health insurance plan covers treatment can help give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.

If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, you may be wondering where you can receive treatment, as well as which levels of care your plan covers. Fortunately, because Blue Cross Shield is a nationwide association of 35 locally-operated companies in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, you should have a wide range of options available.

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover Drug and Alcohol Detox?

In most cases, yes. The majority of Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans are compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which means that they provide either partial or full coverage for substance use disorder treatments, including detox. The best way to confirm if your plan provides coverage for this service is to reach out to your insurance provider directly.

However, even if your health care plan does provide partial or full coverage for drug and alcohol detox, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will cover drug and alcohol detox at The Recovery Village Columbus. To find out if The Recovery Village Columbus has an in-network insurance contract with your provider, reach out to a representative today.

Benefits Offered from Blue Cross Blue Shield for Addiction Treatment

While most Blue Cross Blue Shield health care plans provide at least partial coverage for addiction treatment, the specific benefits that are covered as part of this treatment can vary from plan to plan. The best way to find more information about the specific benefits included in your plan is to refer to your provider manual or reach out to Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Will Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover My Entire Stay for Addiction Treatment?

According to the ACA, all individual and group policies are required to provide ten essential health benefits, one of which includes mental health and substance use disorder services. However, the degree to which these services are covered and the specific benefits included in each plan can vary. To find out if your Blue Cross Blue Shield plan provides full coverage for all addiction treatment, consult your health insurance manual or reach out to your local Blue Cross Blue Shield company.

How to Find Out More About What My Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plan Covers

It can be challenging to gain a clear understanding of what addiction treatment services your Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan covers. The good news is there are a few different ways you can obtain this information. If you have health insurance through your employer, your company’s Human Resources department may be able to help. Additionally, you have the option to refer to your health insurance manual or contact your local provider directly.

If you’re considering undergoing treatment at The Recovery Village Columbus, you can also reach out to our center. Representatives at The Recovery Village Columbus are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to communicate with your insurance company, verify your benefits and help you enroll in a treatment program. If you’re ready to take the first step to recovery, reach out today to get started.


Blue Cross Blue Shield. “The Blue Cross Blue Shield System.” 2021. Accessed April 12, 2021.

Blue Cross Blue Shield. “Newly enrolled members in the individual[…] from 2014 and 2015.” March 20, 2016. Accessed April 12, 2021.

The White House. “Substance Abuse and the Affordable Care Act.” 2021. Accessed April 12, 2021.

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The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.