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 several states including California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Oregon. Akin to most medical insurance company, Kaiser offers its own set of tiered medical coverage plans that consist of different in and out-of-network benefits, deductibles, monthly premiums, and related coverage. Typically plans that require less expensive monthly premiums often provide less expansive coverage. Kaiser Permanente, itself does not have its own rehab facility, but does provide its members with an array of options.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), which was passed into federal law 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. Although the specific substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment coverage may vary between Kaiser Permanente plans, all include some level of coverage for in-network providers delivering outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient services.
To connect its members with the right kind of care Kaiser encourages its members to give them a call and speak with a mental health care representative to provide information such as “your personal preferences, background, beliefs, and lifestyle.” After which, they will schedule an initial assessment where you and your mental health care provider will co-create a customized treatment plan, including providing rehab facility options that is based on your unique needs, challenges, and goals. Prior to the rendering of any services, it is best to verify that rehab you select is in-network and accepts your health insurance plan. It can also be helpful to speak with a Kaiser Permanente representative to make sure you are aware of any potential out-of-pocket expenses.
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If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one regarding substance abuse and/ or addiction, we recommend reaching out for help as soon as possible. If left untreated, substance abuse can result in long lasting and potentially life-threatening consequences. Keep in mind: you are not alone! There is an entire network of professionals that are available to help and support you and your loved one throughout the recovery process. The earlier you seek support, the sooner your loved one can return to a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding our specific program at Haven House Addiction Treatment and/ or general substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment related information. Our highly trained staff is readily available to discuss how we might best be able to help you and your loved one. We can be reached by phone at 424-318-3777. You are also welcomed to contact anytime us via email at email@example.com.