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Florida Blue (BCBS of Florida): Rehabs & Detox Centers in FL That Take Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) is a nationwide health insurance provider. In Florida, BCBS is branded as Florida Blue and provides healthcare coverage for individuals living in the Sunshine State. Depending on your plan, Florida Blue may cover at least some, if not all, of the cost of addiction treatment, including medical detox, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab.

Florida is known for its white-sand beaches and year-round sunshine. But the state is also known for its nightlife culture, with people flocking to cities like Daytona Beach, Miami, and Panama to party. Unfortunately, excessive drug and alcohol use is common. In 2020, there were 5,700 overdose deaths in Florida, making the state the second highest in overdose deaths, only behind California.1 Between 2017 and 2019, more than 6% of Florida residents reported a past-year substance use disorder.2

If you’re a Florida Blue member seeking addiction treatment, you’re on the right path. Depending on your plan, Florida Blue may cover at least some, if not all, of the cost of addiction treatment, including medical detox, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab.

What Is Florida Blue?

Florida Blue is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and has been providing health insurance to Floridians for over 75 years.3 Today, Florida Blue is the largest health insurer in the state and serves over 5 million members.3 The company’s mission is to help communities and people in Florida achieve better health. To do so, Florida Blue offers a wide range of coverage choices including business, independent, and Medicare plans.

Does Florida Blue Cover Rehab Treatment?

Yes, as a Florida Blue member, the cost of drug and alcohol treatment (e.g., medical detox, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab), will be at least partially covered by your insurance plan.4 Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all health insurance providers must provide coverage for substance use disorder treatment.5

Exactly how much of the treatment cost is covered depends on the specific Florida Blue plan you have. The cost of addiction treatment can vary widely depending on several factors, including the type of treatment you need, the rehab facility you choose, and how long you attend rehab.

To learn more about addiction treatment and Florida Blue coverage, you can call the number on the back of your insurance card to speak with a Florida Blue representative, who can walk you through the details of your plan and addiction treatment coverage.

Alternatively, you can call American Addiction Centers at to speak with an admissions navigator. We can verify your insurance on the phone, discuss addiction treatment options, and help you get started on the admissions process when you’re ready.

Types of Addiction Treatment That Florida Blue May Cover

Rehab can help treat addiction to alcohol, illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin, prescription drugs, and more. But addiction treatment isn’t “one size fits all.” There are several types of addiction treatment in Florida available. Your continuum of care will depend on several factors, including what substances you’re using, how long you’ve been using them, and if you have a co-occurring mental health disorder like anxiety or depression.

Florida Blue may provide coverage for several types of addiction treatment, including:

  • Medical detox: Detox involves using medications to help patients comfortably and safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol. This is often the first step in addiction treatment and helps patients transition to ongoing addiction treatment, such as inpatient or outpatient rehab.
  • Inpatient rehab: Inpatient programming provide addiction treatment (e.g., individual and group therapy) in a residential setting. While living at the rehab facility, patients will have access to caring and knowledgeable staff 24/7.
  • Outpatient rehab: Outpatient options vary but allow patients to live at home while attending rehab during set hours (e.g., 2 hours in the evening, 5 days a week).
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP): An IOP allows patients to live at home while attending treatment several days a week, typically for 3 to 4 hours at a time.
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP): PHPs are similarly structured to inpatient facilities, but you will still live at home while attending treatment. Most PHP programs involve attending treatment 5 days a week for 4-6 hours each day.
  • Aftercare: Aftercare programs provide ongoing support to patients who have completed an inpatient or outpatient program. Aftercare can help provide the support needed to ensure ongoing recovery and prevent relapse in the future.

The exact amount of insurance coverage for these treatments can vary, depending on the type of Florida Blue plan you have. You may be responsible for paying some out-of-pocket costs for treatment, such as copays and deductibles. Speaking with a Florida Blue representative or American Addiction Centers admissions navigator ahead of time can help ensure you know exactly what you’ll be responsible for paying.

Does Florida Blue Cover Mental Health & Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Yes. In addition to substance use disorder treatment, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance providers to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment (e.g., counseling and psychotherapy) and behavioral and mental health inpatient services in some capacity. This means that Florida Blue will cover some, if not all, of the cost of mental health and dual diagnosis treatments that members access.5

Statistics show that approximately 50% of all individuals who struggle with substance use disorder also live with a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression.6 When a person has substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health disorder, this is referred to as a “dual diagnosis.”

Many rehab facilities offer an integrated approach to treating addiction and mental health disorders concurrently. Treating both conditions may help prevent relapse and give a person the skills and tools to support their recovery now and in the future.

Florida Blue provides coverage for members who wish to access treatment for mental health, including substance use disorder.7 Mental health benefits are integrated into all Florida Blue medical plans to provide care for all members.7 As a Florida Blue member, you can access mental health and addiction treatment knowing that at least part of your treatment costs will be covered by your insurance plan.

Check Your Florida Blue Coverage for Rehab

Finding a treatment facility can feel overwhelming, but knowing in advance what your Florida Blue insurance will cover can give you peace of mind. The good news is, checking your coverage is easy. To learn about your specific coverage at one of American Addiction Centers’ treatment facilities, contact an admissions navigator at , or fill out the form below.

Which Rehab Centers Take Florida Blue?

American Addiction Centers has rehab facilities around the United States that provide drug and alcohol addiction treatment. If you have a Florida Blue insurance plan, the following facilities accept this insurance for drug and alcohol addiction rehab.

  • AdCare Rhode Island: Located in Rhode Island, AdCare provides high-quality, evidence-based addiction treatment, including detox, inpatient, and outpatient programs, in a supportive environment.
  • Desert Hope Treatment Center: Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Desert Hope Treatment Center provides a high level of care to help address addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Individualized care plans are provided to ensure people get the care they need.
  • Greenhouse Treatment Center: Located in Dallas, Texas, Greenhouse Treatment Center provides a wide variety of addiction treatment services, including detox, inpatient, and outpatient programs, for individuals with substance use disorder and other mental health conditions.
  • Laguna Treatment Hospital: Located in Orange County, California, Laguna Treatment Hospital provides addiction treatment and care in a calm, supportive environment with compassionate staff.
  • Oxford Treatment Center: Located in Etta, Mississippi, Oxford Treatment Centers provides high-quality drug and alcohol addiction treatment in a serene environment. Individualized treatment plans are provided to each patient to ensure all needs are met.
  • River Oaks Treatment Center: Located in Riverview, Florida just outside of Tampa, River Oaks Treatment Center has advanced accreditations and professional staff who provide the highest level of individualized care to each person who attends a treatment program at the facility.
  • Sunrise House Treatment Center: Located in Lafayette, New Jersey, Sunrise House Treatment Center is a premier addiction center that provides individualized treatment plans and a comprehensive continuum of care from highly qualified staff.

American Addiction Centers is dedicated to helping individuals struggling with addiction on their recovery journey. If you’re looking to learn more about addiction treatment or have questions about your Florida Blue coverage, you can contact us at to speak to an admissions navigator.


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