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Navigating Mental Health Services with Medicaid

Navigating Mental Health Services with Medicaid

Many people suffering from addiction find themselves on the doorstep of treatment without any insurance or funds to help pay for the services they need to get sober. This is the hard truth about the disease of addiction. But, those who have Medicaid are unique in that they are likely able to obtain coverage for mental health services.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to mental health services and rehab services became more important than ever. In the past, many treatment centers did not accept state insurances or have many personalized options for treating those suffering from SUD. However, what you may not realize is that you are eligible for specialty care since Medicaid expanded under the Affordable care Act.

Believe it or not, Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States. As a result, it is no longer difficult to find specialized care that accepts Medicaid State Plans.

Is Behavioral Healthcare covered by Medicaid?

Medicaid Health Insurance will cover the treatment of mental and/or substance use disorders. When co-occurring, services to treat mental and substance use conditions are referred to as behavioral health services. Consequently, there are some restrictions that you should be aware of:

  • State Plans only apply to the state of residency (this means you must go to a facility in the state you live in)
  • State Plans cover treatment, medications, and recovery support services however cannot cover expenses related to housing and some residential treatment.

Does Medicaid cover online therapy?

Many insurance providers, including Medicaid and Medicare, now cover online therapy. Always check with the provider and your insurance company to be sure your treatment will be covered.

In most cases, your plan will cover

Many treatment centers, including Harm Reduction Center accept Medicaid as an acceptable form of coverage for services. However, how expansive coverage is depends on the state that the individual in need of treatment resides. Above all, it’s best to check in with your specific insurance company to see exactly what your plan covers.

Florida Medicaid Mental Health Services at Harm Reduction Center

Harm Reduction Center located in Boynton Beach, Florida is a provider of Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient. We accept private insurance as well as Florida Medicare and Florida Medicaid State Plans.

Importantly, if you or a loved one are seeking treatment for addiction or mental health conditions please contact our admissions office (866) 205-1382 or email

Do not wait any longer. Get professional addiction treatment with your Medicaid coverage.