Does Cigna Cover Treatment for Drug Detox?
We have a lot of success working with clients who have Cigna insurance because we’re more typically able to offer our full range of treatments to those policyholders. Some insurance companies are, for lack of a better term, stingy with their policyholders. They may attempt to provide only enough funding to help with a portion of recovery, or to rush the drug detox period, whereas Cigna is usually committed to the full range of treatment.
Detox services exist to keep clients as safe and comfortable as possible while they rid their bodies of substances. In some cases, withdrawal can cause life-threatening symptoms. Medical detox minimizes the health risks associated with withdrawal and helps clients build strong foundations for recovery. Cigna health insurance may cover all or part of the cost of medical detox. The extent of your Cigna drug rehab coverage depends on your specific policy.
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How Long Does Cigna Cover Drug Treatment For?
The length of substance treatment that is covered by Cigna drug rehab insurance depends on the type of treatment and services your overseeing physician recommends. Coverage for inpatient (residential) treatment typically pays for a minimum of 20 days per calendar year. Outpatient coverage is measured by number of visits. Cigna customers can expect coverage for at least 20 visits to an outpatient clinic.
Benefits of a Cigna Drug Detox Center
If you have Cigna insurance and you’re interested in seeking recovery and healing at a beautiful recovery facility, contact Journey Hillside today. As mentioned above, Cigna insurance policyholders typically are able to retrieve the full spectrum of recovery services that we offer. This is due to the strength of their Cigna policies and that company’s recognition of substance use disorders and addiction as significant health concerns for their policyholders.
How Does Drug Detox Work?
Drug detox, also referred to as withdrawal, is what happens when someone who is dependent on a substance stops using it.
Medical detox provides the compassionate care patients need to minimize withdrawal symptoms and start to feel better sooner. Our detox program includes medication, nutritional therapy, and other treatments that keep our clients physically and psychologically safe as they stabilize.
Journey Hillside Accepts Cigna
If you’re in need of treatment for substance use disorders and addition, and if you are a Cigna policyholder, please contact us immediately so that we can work to get you the help that you need.
JOURNEY HILLSIDE: DETOX IN LOS ANGELES
At Journey Hillside Tarzana, drugs and alcohol are eliminated from the body under close medical supervision. Our hope for our patients is that they feel a sense of well-deserved pride and accomplishment as they complete this crucial first step and transition into our inpatient recovery program.
Our Admissions Process
Admission into our Cigna drug treatment program begins with a confidential phone and health assessment with our admissions specialist. At that time, we will also review your insurance coverage. We’ll ask about other financial resources if you do not wish to pay for treatment with insurance.
After the assessment and insurance verification, we will work with you to schedule an admission date and assist you with travel plans if needed. We encourage all potential clients to review any questions or concerns with our admissions team.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
How Long Does Drug Detox Take?
The exact length of detox varies for each individual. Factors such as general health, co-occurring mental health conditions, severity and length of addiction, and the substances used can all affect the detox process. In general, most physical symptoms peak within the first 72 hours and dissipate within 7 to 14 days. Psychological symptoms such as depression and cravings can last much longer, especially if not treated.
What Are the Risks of Drug Detox?
The risks associated with drug detox vary and are influenced by the individual’s overall health and history of drug use. Discomfort ranges from mild to severe and typically includes flu-like symptoms. More serious risks include:
- Elevated blood pressure
- Erratic heartbeat or heart attack
- Psychotic behaviors
- Delirium tremens (DTs)
Uncontrollable cravings are one of the most dangerous risks of detox. Without medical support, cravings can lead to overdose and death.
Can I Detox for Drugs at Home?
Detoxing at home is possible, but it is not medically recommended. The risks involved with drug detox can be serious and life-threatening. Most medical experts recommend medical detox to keep patients safe and comfortable and to prevent severe withdrawal symptoms that can cause permanent health damage.
What Happens When You Detox from Drugs?
During the detox process, the brain seeks to regain the chemical balance that was disrupted by substance use. It can take several days to achieve that balance. During that time of transition, withdrawal symptoms occur.