Medicaid Drug Rehab Programs

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Medicare and Medicaid Coverage for Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Some of the most common ways of paying for drug and alcohol recovery treatment is using Medicare and Medicaid, but many people wonder if Medicare alcohol rehab and substance abuse rehab is a possibility for them. Medicare is federally funded insurance that covers medical bills for qualifying individuals, and Medicaid is state and federal funded insurance that can also cover treatment for those individuals that qualify. Learn more about the qualifications for Medicare and Medicaid drug rehab and the potential to use this insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment services at The Phoenix. 

You might be wondering Does Medicaid cover rehab?” Both Medicare and Medicaid can be accepted and used to cover both drug and alcohol recovery. Though there are some qualifications and eligibility requirements, many individuals use Medicare or Medicaid to cover their expenses for substance abuse recovery. Medicaid drug rehab is an option that many people have used to help make treatments affordable. 

Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid Drug Rehab Programs

To use Medicare for alcohol and drug rehab, the individual must meet certain eligibility requirements:

  • Age 65 or older.
  • Younger than 65 and have a disability.
  • Younger than 65 and have end stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis or a transplant).

If Medicare isn’t a possibility, some individuals qualify for Medicaid coverage. In the state of Utah, these are the requirements to qualify for Medicaid coverage:

  • Age 19-64
  • U.S. citizen or qualified alien
  • Resident of the state of Utah
  • Household income up to 5% federal poverty level
  • Ineligible for any other Medicaid program (with the exception of Medically Needy or Refugee Medicaid)
  • Meet one of three targeted categories:
    • Group 1: Chronically homeless.
    • Group 2: Involved in the justice system and needing substance use or mental health treatment.
    • Group 3: Needing substance use or mental health treatment

It is also possible that a person can qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Between Medicare rehab funding and Medicaid rehab funding, these insurance options can be used for some people for drug and alcohol recovery.

What Is Covered by Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicaid and Medicare can cover part of or all of the following: 

  • Medical screenings
  • Intervention
  • Maintenance medications
  • Family counseling
  • Inpatient care
  • Long-term residential treatment
  • Detox
  • Outpatient visits
  • Other mental health services

For medication coverage, it will depend on the medication and eligibility.

Am I Eligible for Medicare or Medicaid Drug Rehab?

The best way to determine if your individual case will be covered by Medicare or Medicaid is to contact the representatives directly. It may also be beneficial to contact a caseworker to walk you through the process of using Medicaid or Medicare coverage for rehab

Phoenix Recovery Experience

Patients and their families who choose The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers for drug and alcohol rehabilitation gain the tools to recover from their addiction, and they learn and develop disease-management skills. We also focus on helping our patients and their families to identify, define, and achieve stability in their pursuit of a meaningful life. Through the services we provide and their own efforts, patients and their family members can achieve improved emotional and cognitive health and can begin to heal their relationships.


We look forward to answering your questions about Medicaid or Medicare coverage for rehab and substance abuse treatment, and we are eager to support you in your healing process as you reclaim the life you desire. Call us at (800) 704-0669 to learn more about using Medicare and Medicaid.

The Phoenix Difference

The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers are driven by this guiding mission statement: “Empowering individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health disorders to celebrate life through lasting solutions.”

Substance abuse treatment at The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers is carefully tailored and defined by research. We make every effort to support recovery and outcomes that prepare patients and their families to manage addiction recovery and mental health disorders and to reclaim a meaningful life. We equip those we help with the tools they need to overcome substance abuse, including both the knowledge and the applied behaviors they need to continue on a path to success.

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