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Insurance Coverage for Alcohol Rehab

Interested in cutting back or quitting alcohol? Concerned about the cost of treatment? If you have health insurance, you may have more options than you’d expect.

Most insurance companies now recognize the importance of treating substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues. This means that many offer some amount of coverage for alcohol treatment. Depending on your plan, you may be able to get most or all of your expenses covered for attending rehab.

How Does Insurance Coverage for Rehab Work?

The details vary based on which plan you’re enrolled with. In many cases, insurance plans have specific programs that are “in-network.” These are generally the easiest and most affordable to access. Some plans may also require that you visit your physician or primary care provider for pre-authorization before beginning treatment, but this isn’t always the case.

Deductibles and out-of-pocket costs also vary depending on your specific plan. In general, insurance companies offer broader coverage for more affordable options, such as outpatient rehab and telemedicine. This is because the cost of rehab can be quite steep for some inpatient programs.

The best way to learn which options your plan covers is to get in touch with the company directly. In most cases, you can call the number on the back of your insurance card, or get in contact through your plan’s website.

Insurance Coverage for Ria Health’s Program

Ria Health’s telemedicine program is in-network with several major insurance providers, including Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare/Optum. This means that many of these plans will cover some, or all of the cost of our program.

To learn whether your specific plan will cover Ria Health, and the details, schedule a call with a member of our team anytime. There’s no obligation to join, and all information will be kept confidential. We’ll work directly with your insurance plan to determine your eligibility, and help you understand any out-of-pocket costs or coverage limitations before you enroll.

Does Ria Health accept Medicaid or Medicare?

As of this moment, Ria does not accept Medicaid, but we do accept Medicare Advantage plans in some cases. Get in touch with us to check the details.

What if I’m Not Covered?

If Ria’s program isn’t covered under your insurance plan, we also offer affordable monthly payment options. You might be surprised how attainable our program is, especially compared with the cost of conventional rehab. Contact us for more details.

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Why Telemedicine For Alcohol Treatment?

There are many rehab options out there, but there’s a reason many insurance companies are beginning to offer treatment through telemedicine. Online rehab programs like Ria Health are:


Rehab through telemedicine is accessible from anywhere, and can be tailored to your schedule. You don’t need to put your life on hold or travel long distances to get the help you need.


Ria’s program uses only evidence-based methods, proven to help people reduce or quit drinking for the long haul. Our members see an average 75% reduction in their drinking within the first year.


With or without insurance, telemedicine-based services tend to be less expensive. This is good for everyone involved, and makes it possible to stick with treatment for long enough to establish real change.

Learn more about How Telemedicine is Changing Alcohol Treatment

How Ria’s Program Works

Our sign up process is simple, and we provide comprehensive care through our digital platform. Here’s how it works:

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In-Network Insurance Coverage for Ria Health

Curious whether you’re covered for Ria’s telemedicine program? Below is a list of insurance plans that are in-network with Ria Health. This list continues to expand, so if you don’t see your plan below, schedule a call with a Ria team member to learn more.

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia PPO Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio PPO Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia PPO Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee PPO Plans
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield of New York PPO Plans
  • Georgia Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey PPO Plans
  • Independence BCBS of Pennsylvania PPO Plans
  • Missouri Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans
  • New Jersey Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans
  • New York Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans
  • Ohio Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans
  • Optum
  • Optum – VA Community Care Network
  • Optum Maryland
  • Optum Medical Network
  • OptumHealth
  • Oxford Health Plan of New York
  • Rhode Island Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans
  • United Behavioral Health-UHC
  • United HC of River Valley
  • United HC of the Mid Atlantic
  • United Health Plus
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community
  • United Healthcare Life Ins Co
  • United Healthcare West
  • United Medical Resources
  • UnitedHealth Shared Services
  • UnitedHealthOne
  • Virginia Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans

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Get in touch with our team today to find out if Ria’s program is available under your plan