Using Virginia Medicaid for Drug & Alcohol Rehab

We are able to accept a wide variety of funding sources, as well as Virginia Medicaid, for detox, stabilization, and rehabilitation services.

Using Medicaid to Pay for Care at Galax

To ensure that the greatest number of Virginia residents can benefit from comprehensive residential treatment at Life Center of Galax, we are proud to accept patients who will be using Virginia Medicaid to pay for their care.

In April 2017, the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announced the creation of an expanded substance abuse treatment benefit for residents who qualify for Medicaid. This expanded benefit, which is known as Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS), allows residents to use Virginia Medicaid to pay for a variety of addiction treatment services. Among the authorized services under ARTS is short-term residential treatment, which DMAS defines as 30 days or less.

Life Center of Galax applauds the decision to expand access to care for Medicaid recipients who have been struggling with substance abuse and chemical dependency, and we encourage anyone who has questions about whether or not they qualify for such services to contact us at their convenience.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Services Covered by Medicaid

At Life Center of Galax, patients who are using their Virginia Medicaid benefits to pay for their care are eligible for all of the services and programs that we provide. The source of your funding will have no impact on the level or quality of care that you receive from us.

As is the case with all who choose to heal at Life Center of Galax, Virginia Medicaid recipients follow personalized treatment plans that are developed based upon a thorough assessment of their strengths, needs, and goals.

Depending upon those factors, your time with us may include detox and residential care, with therapeutic elements including medication management services, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and support services, and various forms of recreation and experiential therapies.

Regardless of how you are paying for your care, all treatment-related decisions at Life Center of Galax will be based solely upon what will best prepare you to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.

Identifying and Accessing Your Medicaid Benefits for Addiction Rehab

One of the many advantages of healing at Life Center of Galax is that we can help you identify and access all Virginia Medicaid benefits to which you are entitled. Our team includes experienced admissions professionals who have specific expertise working with a broad scope of insurance providers, including Virginia Medicaid.

Determining if you are eligible to use Virginia Medicaid to pay for treatment at Life Center of Galax, confirming the parameters of the new ARTS program, and getting answers to any other insurance-related questions is as simple as calling us at your convenience. A member of our team is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

At Life Center of Galax, we understand that concerns about paying for treatment can be one more obstacle between you and the healthier future that you deserve. If you qualify for Virginia Medicaid, your path to a brighter tomorrow may be much closer than you realize. Contact us today and let us help you take the first step towards recovery.

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