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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia: Rehab & Detox Centers in GA That Take Anthem

Georgia is home to more than 10,799,566 people, not an insignificant number of which suffer from substance use and addiction.1,2 Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 2,117 Georgians lost their lives to a drug-related overdose in the last year.2 Of all Georgia adults over the age of 18, 10.4% reported illicit drug use in the past month, and 21.1% reported binge drinking in the past month.3 These stats show that if you are struggling with addiction or substance use, you are not alone. Getting help is one of the best ways that you can overcome your addiction.

Rehab can be expensive, but your health insurance may offset some of the costs of treatment. An Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia health insurance plan may cover at least some of the cost of detox, inpatient or outpatient rehab, or more long-term residential treatment programs. While exact coverage details may vary, and full coverage cannot always be guaranteed, it is recommended that you call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify your Anthem BCBS of Georgia plan details. Or you can call one of our admissions navigators at and they can provide you with info about what your insurance plan covers.


How to Check My Anthem Coverage for Rehab in Georgia

Finding a treatment facility can feel overwhelming, but knowing in advance what your Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance will cover can give you peace of mind. The good news is, checking your coverage is easy. To learn about your specific coverage, contact an AAC admissions navigator at , click here, or fill out the form below.


What Is Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia?

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia is an insurance company that provides health insurance to residents in the Peach State and is a trade name of Anthem Insurance Companies.4 Anthem is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, providing coverage through Anthem BCBS in 14 states, including Georgia.5 Anthem is also one of the country’s largest issuers of health benefits.5

The BCBS Association has 35 locally operated and independent companies to provide health coverage to millions across the country.6 All together, nearly 110 million people are covered by a BCBS health plan.6 What is more, BCBS has been serving members since 1929—they have been in the business almost 100 years.6


 Does Anthem Cover Rehab Treatment in Georgia?

Although your specific Anthem BCBS of Georgia plan details may vary, your plan is mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to cover mental and behavioral health services in some capacity.7 Specifically, your plan must offer some level of coverage for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment (e.g., rehab), inpatient mental and behavioral health treatment, and behavioral health treatment.7 This is because mental and behavioral health services are considered to be 1 of the 10 essential health benefits that almost all U.S. health plans must cover in some capacity.8

What your plan covers may vary, but there may be network requirements you must adhere to when seeking coverage for your treatment in Georgia. Although there isn’t an American Addiction Centers (AAC) facility in-network with Anthem BCBS of Georgia, there are two nearby facilities where you could obtain quality rehab and detox care—the River Oaks Treatment Center in Florida and the Oxford Treatment Center in Mississippi. Click on the links to learn more about each facility or call the AAC helpline to talk to a person today.


What Substance Addiction Does Rehab Treatment Cover?

Your Anthem BCBS of Georgia health plan likely has specific coverage details and limits with which you will need to adhere. Despite this, because of the ACA’s essential health benefit mandate, it is probable that your BCBS of Georgia plan may cover at least some of the cost of addiction treatment for substances like alcohol, marijuana, opioids, heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, and prescription drugs. To find out what your plan covers, call the number on the back of your Anthem BCBS of Georgia insurance plan card or call an AAC admissions navigator at to talk with someone who can help you verify your benefits.

What Rehab Programs does Anthem BCBS Georgia Cover?

The specific rehab program coverage provided by your Anthem BCBS Georgia may vary. Additionally, the rehab programs that Anthem BCBS Georgia may cover may also depend on where you are receiving care and whether the rehab program is within your provider network. Some common rehab programs that BCBS Georgia may cover include:9,10

  • Detox. In detox, trained professionals supervise patients while they undergo the process of ridding their body of substances (e.g., alcohol and/or drugs), managing withdrawal symptoms as needed.
  • Inpatient. For patients that need intensive care or round-the-clock supervision, inpatient programs are typically the recommended rehab program. Here, a patient will stay at a facility 24/7 for a few days to a few months, getting the medical care and support they need.
  • Outpatient. For those who don’t need round-the-clock supervision, outpatient programs, where the patient attends a session or 2 each week and then returns home, are typically the recommended rehab program.
  • Intensive outpatient (IOP). For more involved outpatient care, intensive outpatient programs are generally recommended. Here, a patient would attend sessions for a minimum number of hours per week (generally at least 9 hours per week) at an outpatient facility.
  • Partial hospitalization (PHP). In a partial hospitalization program, a patient typically attends care for 4-8 hours a day, for multiple days a week, receiving their care at a hospital or facility.
  • In general, any care received after completing rehab (e.g., ongoing care or follow-up care) is typically called aftercare.

Does Anthem in GA Cover Mental Health & Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Under the ACA’s essential health benefit mandate, Anthem in Georgia must cover treatment for mental health and dual diagnosis treatment.7 A dual diagnosis is a diagnosis of 2 or more co-occurring conditions.11 According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a co-occurring disorder is what it is called when someone is experiencing a mental health and substance use disorder simultaneously.11 Each condition could negatively affect or exacerbate the other, which is why it is recommended that both conditions be treated together.11,12

If you are experiencing a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, you are not alone. About 9.2 million Americans have a dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorder.11 According to the National Institute on Mental Health, approximately half of those experiencing an SUD will also experience a co-occurring mental disorder.13 This could include anxiety disorders, depression, and ADHD.13

Although these can commonly co-occur, it does not mean that a mental health disorder caused an SUD or vice versa. Rather, one can contribute to the other, or similar risk factors for developing one or both exist.13


Which Rehab Centers in Georgia Take Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance?

If you are ready to take the next step and seek out treatment, you may wonder what drug treatment centers in Georgia take Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance. AAC has rehab facilities across the country that provide quality addiction treatment for drugs and alcohol. Certain facilities may be in-network with your Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield plan.

The following are 7 AAC treatment facilities that are in-network, 2 of which are near Georgia:

  • AdCare Rhode Island. The Rhode Island AdCare treatment facility comprises 4 locations that provide services like medical detox, treatment for co-occurring disorders, inpatient residential, PHP, IOP, outpatient therapy program, and telehealth addiction treatment.
  • Desert Hope Treatment Center. This Las Vegas facility offers outpatient rehab, inpatient rehab, and sober living services in an upscale setting. Veterans and first responders can also receive specialized rehab services here.
  • Greenhouse Treatment Center. The spa-like facilities at this Dallas, Texas, AAC location create a serene setting where you could receive addiction treatment. There are also specialized programs for various groups, including the LGBTQ+ community, Christian community, first responders, and veterans.
  • Laguna Treatment Hospital. This Orange County, California, AAC location provides a variety of rehab services (e.g, co-occurring disorder treatment, medical detox, inpatient residential treatment) in hotel-style accommodations.
  • Oxford Treatment Center. In Mississippi, AAC has 2 locations for rehab services—the Etta (residential rehab) and Oxford (outpatient) facilities provide standard rehab services, as well as experimental treatments, like equine, yoga, art, and music therapy.
  • River Oaks Treatment Center. In Tampa, Florida, this treatment location boasts well-rounded and clinically accredited staff members who support patients in many ways on their rehab journey.
  • Sunrise House Treatment Center. Located in New Jersey, this state-of-the-art treatment facility is set against 22 acres in the mountains, which provides a serene setting for patients receiving addiction treatment services like medical detox and co-occurring disorder care.

If an AAC treatment facility is out of your Anthem BCBS of Georgia health plan’s network, do not worry. There are rehabs near me that can provide the treatment you need. Check out the directory to find a list of facilities and programs.


Sources

  1. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Quick facts, Georgia.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. (2022, January 12). Provisional drug overdose death counts.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2021). 2019-2020 National survey on drug use and health: Model-based prevalence estimates (50 states and the District of Columbia).
  4. BlueCross BlueShield. (2022). BCBS® companies and licensees.
  5. Anthem. (2020). Company history.
  6. BlueCross BlueShield. (2022). The Blue Cross Blue Shield system.
  7. Healthcare.gov. (n.d.). Mental health & substance abuse coverage.
  8. Healthcare.gov. (n.d.). Essential health benefits.
  9. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). TIP 45: Detoxification and substance abuse treatment. (Original work published 2006).
  10. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). What is substance abuse treatment? (Original work published 2004).
  11. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Mental health and substance use disorders.
  12. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018, August 15). Comorbidity: Substance use and other mental disorders.
  13. National Institute of Mental Health. (March 2021). Substance use and co-occurring mental disorders.

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