Beacon Health Options is one of the leading insurance providers in behavioral health management. Today, they serve over 40 million Americans across the United States, offering clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, employee assistance programs, work/life support, and specialty programs for autism and depression. They work with many different behavioral health providers and facilities, encompassing all levels of specialty mental health and addiction services.

At Discovery Institute, we are proud to partner with Beacon Health Options to help get their clients the help that they need so that they no longer suffer from drug and alcohol use disorder or mental health disorders. It is our goal to make sure that every single person that comes into our facility gets the help that they need so that they can live a better life. 

That’s why we make it a priority to work with both you and your insurance company to make sure that not only you get the treatment that you need, but that the cost that you incur is as little as possible. 

With your Beacon Health Options plan, you are eligible to enter various treatment programs that we offer at little or no cost to you. These programs include:

Keep reading to learn more about your Beacon Health Options plan as it pertains to the services that we offer.

What Types of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Does Beacon Health Options Cover?

No two people are alike and neither are their disorders. Even if they share the same drugs, alcohol, or mental disorders, the way each person responds to treatment is unique. For those suffering from addiction, your Beacon Health Options plan is here to help. Beacon Health Options covers addiction treatment for the majority of substances of misuse including:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription opioids
  • Cocaine
  • Benzos
  • Amphetamines

Depending on your Beacon Health Options plan, your substance use disorder treatment might be covered at little or no cost to you. At Discovery Institute, we want to make sure you get the help you need to live in recovery. That’s why we will work with you and your insurance provider to figure out what is covered and to make sure you can undergo treatment at a price you can afford. If you have any questions about your policy or what it covers, you can reach out to either your insurance provider or even us here at Discovery Institute. We will be happy to help you with whatever you need.

Beacon Health Options For Addiction Treatment

Does My Insurance Cover Detox?

Before beginning treatment for a substance use disorder issue, you have to first go through detox. During the detox process, your body rids itself of whatever substance, or substances, that it became dependent on. Detox can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the severity of the addiction. 

Detox must be completed at either a designated detox treatment facility or a medical facility that handles detox. Due to the way the body reacts to the entire detox process, it is imperative that it be done somewhere that provides 24-hour medical supervision. Self-detoxing can be very dangerous and can even be life-threatening. 

At Discovery Institute, we offer all our clients detox services before they begin their treatment and, thanks to your Beacon Health Options plan, you are covered. Depending on your plan, you might even be covered for detox treatment at no out of pocket expense to you. If you have any questions, or are unsure if your Beacon Health Options plan will cover your detox treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will take a look at your policy and go over with you what it does, and does not, cover as well as work with both you and the insurance company to make sure that if there are any out of pocket expenses that you can afford to pay them.

Does Beacon Health Options Cover Inpatient Treatment?

After detox treatment has successfully been completed, it is then time to enter one of the several different types of treatment programs for substance use disorder that we offer at Discovery Institute. One of the most commonly used treatment programs is inpatient treatment. 

Also known as residential treatment, inpatient treatment is performed at a dedicated facility where you will live for the duration of your treatment. Considered to be one of the more “popular” treatment options, inpatient treatment involves around-the-clock medical care along with a variety of therapy sessions including individual and group therapy.

While most Beacon Health Options plans cover inpatient treatment, not all of them might cover it in full. Some might even require certain criteria to be met. If you are unsure if your insurance plan covers inpatient treatment or have any questions about any requirements that must be met, you can reach out to either your insurance representative or even us here at Discovery Institute. We are happy to talk to you about any questions or concerns that you might have about treatment and your insurance.

What About Outpatient Treatment?

Not everyone can live in a treatment facility for weeks or even months while they undergo drug and alcohol treatment. There are some people that, for one reason or another, simply can not abandon their work, school, or even family commitments. For those people, outpatient or even intensive outpatient treatment might be the best option. 

Outpatient treatment involves many of the same components as residential treatment, with the major difference being that you don’t live at the facility while undergoing treatment. You go to the facility during the day to attend your therapy sessions as well as other parts of your treatment and then you go home when your treatment obligations are done for the day. 

Is Outpatient Treatment Less Expensive?

Due to the fact that there is no need for housing with outpatient treatment, the cost is significantly less. This is another appeal to some people that simply cannot afford to pay for inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment is ideal for someone who has a strong support system at home and can return to their regular lives every day without succumbing to the temptations of drugs and alcohol.

Since outpatient treatment tends to be cheaper than inpatient, it is usually the more popular option as far as insurance companies go. If you are unsure which type of treatment is right for you, or have questions about what your Beacon Health Options plan will cover, contact us today. 

Not only will we answer any questions you may have and guide you in the right direction, but we will also work with you to not only pick out the best treatment option for you but also work with your insurance company to make sure that the out of pocket expenses that you will incur are kept to a minimum if there are any at all.

Does Beacon Health Options Cover Any Type of Alternative Treatment Methods?

At Discovery Institute, we offer non-traditional treatment options in addition to the more traditional inpatient and outpatient treatment. One of those non-traditional treatment options is holistic treatment. Some of those holistic treatment options that we offer to our patients include:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Reiki
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Adventure therapy

With alternative treatment methods, such as holistic treatment, becoming more and more popular among both medical professionals and patients, more and more insurance providers are starting to include these types of treatment in their coverage. If you are unsure if your Beacon Health Options plan covers alternative treatment options, you can reach out either to your insurance representative, or even get in contact with us. We will take a look at your policy and see what it covers so we can make sure that you get the help you need at a price you can afford.

Is Beacon Health Options Considered In-Network?

Discovery Institute is proud to partner with Beacon Health Options to be an in-network treatment facility. As a result, you not only will be able to come to us for treatment, but you can also do so at little to no out-of-pocket cost.

Do You Accept Beacon Health Options?

At Discovery Institute, we are proud to accept Beacon Health Options insurance plans. Should you have any questions about your insurance or the treatment programs that we offer, contact us today. We will answer any questions that you may have and get you on the road to recovery. 

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.