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Does Kaiser Offer Inpatient Rehab?

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There are many different types of treatment available for individuals struggling with substance abuse and/ or addiction. Inpatient rehab programs require their participants to reside at the treatment facility for the duration of the program. This offers a more immersive experience with twenty-four-hour supervision and support. Inpatient treatment programs, by nature, reduce the presence of many known and unknown triggers that an individual may encounter when remaining at home. Hence, attending an inpatient treatment program provides an individual with the opportunity to practice implementing healthy changes in a safe and relatively controlled environment. In addition to the various therapeutic methods that are offered, regular exercise, healthy eating habits, obtaining ample sleep, and rejuvenating self-care practices are integral components of inpatient treatment programs. 

Kaiser Permanente 

Kaiser Permanente is the largest not-for-profit managed care organization in America and was founded in 1945. It is made up of three organizations: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and Permanente Medical Groups. It offers high-quality and affordable healthcare through individual and family medical insurance plans. Kaiser provides medical insurance to approximately 12.4 million members in America. As of 2021, Kaiser Permanente plans became available for purchase through the Marketplace in several states including California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Oregon. Kaiser Permanente, itself does not offer its own inpatient rehab options, but depending on one’s elected Kaiser plan, it does offer partial or full coverage for attending inpatient rehab programs rendered by in-network providers, such as Friendly House

Payment Options

The exact cost of attending inpatient rehab will be specific to the program selected. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), which was passed into federal law in 1996, and combined with subsequent acts, requires health insurance providers, including Kaiser Permanente, to offer benefits for substance abuse and mental health services that are equal to those for other medical and surgical services. Hence, although not all rehab facilities accept insurance as a form of payment, insurance providers are obliged to provide some level of coverage for attending substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment. Fortunately, there are excellent treatment programs available, such as Friendly House which is considered a Kaiser Permanente in-network provider and does accept insurance. The specific substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment coverage may vary between Kaiser Permanente plans, but all include some level of coverage for in-network providers delivering outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient services. Prior to making any commitments, it is best to verify the specifics of one’s health insurance plan in order to be aware of any deductibles, coverage limits, and/ or to obtain any referrals or preauthorization that may be needed for attending inpatient rehab. 

For Information and Support 

Substance abuse and addiction can be incredibly dangerous and can result in severe short and long-term consequences. If you or someone you know is suffering from substance abuse or addiction, please get help as soon as possible. The earlier you seek support, the sooner you and your loved ones can return to leading happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. There is no reason to go through this alone, and we are here to help. Please feel free to reach out to us for further information or with any questions regarding substance abuse or addiction. We are available anytime via telephone at: 213-389-9964, or you can always email us at:

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