BCBS of Arizona Insurance Coverage for Drug & Alcohol Rehab Treatment

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Does Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Cover Rehab?

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) may be able to cover all or at least part of the cost of rehab. This will depend on your plan details and the level of care you need. Even if you have insurance coverage in Arizona, you may still be covered to attend rehab in another state.

Getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction is an important step in achieving recovery. In 2018, 1,106 opioid-involved deaths were reported in Arizona.1 If you are in Arizona and struggling with substance abuse, check the level of coverage you have with Blue Cross Blue Shield before going into any rehab program or facility.

What Substance Abuse Programs do BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona Cover?

BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona may be able to cover substance use disorder treatment. Depending on your plan, BCBSAZ insurance may cover at least part of the cost of:

  • Detox – To get rid of harmful substances, a patient may undergo medical detox which helps to minimize withdrawal symptoms and prevent potentially harmful side effects.
  • Inpatient or Residential Rehab – A patient will live at the treatment facility and receive care from addiction professionals. Inpatient treatment is generally recommended for individuals who want to focus solely on their recovery and may have limited support in their personal lives.
  • Outpatient Rehab Treatment – When receiving treatment in an outpatient facility, patients are able to live at home and attend rehab treatment on specific days for a number of hours. This type of treatment will always take the patient’s needs into account to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Medications – When a patient receives drug or alcohol addiction treatment, medications may be used to help reduce cravings of a specific substance and limit possible side effects.

Finding the best possible rehab treatment for you is important and may require travel outside of Arizona. Your path to sobriety is vital and travel should not stop you from seeking drug or alcohol abuse treatment.

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Does BCBS of Arizona Cover Co-Occurring & Dual Diagnosis Disorder Treatment?

Co-occurring disorder treatment such as treatment of depression or anxiety as well as addiction treatment may be covered under mental or behavioral health services. Depending on your level of coverage, mental health treatments may at least be partially covered. Bear in mind, co-occurring disorder is sometimes referred to as dual diagnosis disorder, which is when a person struggles with a mental health issue as well as substance abuse.

If you are struggling with a co-occurring disorder, there are many integrated treatment centers that will help people with their sobriety as well as ways in which to manage their mental illness. Always check your Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona coverage to find out exactly what you will and will not be covered for.

Not Sure If You Need Rehab?

Take our free, 5-minute substance abuse self-assessment below if you think you or someone you love might be struggling with substance abuse. The evaluation consists of 11 yes or no questions that are intended to be used as an informational tool to assess the severity and probability of a substance use disorder. The test is free, confidential, and no personal information is needed to receive the result. This assessment is not reserved for people in Arizona and can be used by anyone.

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About BCBS of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) is a nationwide insurance provider that may cover rehab for drug and alcohol addiction depending on your plan and individual needs. BCBS of Arizona, a nonprofit company, offers health insurance and related services to almost 1.9 million customers.² BCBSAZ offers individual, family, as well as Medicaid and Medicare plans. These may include PPO and HMO plans. BCBSAZ offers 5 plans, which includes Blue EverydayHealth, Blue TrueHealth, Blue AdvanceHealth, Blue Portfolio, and Blue SimpleHealth.³ These plans are further divided into various medal levels (Gold, Silver, and Bronze), which vary on the out-of-pocket costs, deductibles, premiums, and other variables.



  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Arizona: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms.
  2. BlueCross BlueShield Arizona. About Us.
  3. BlueCross BlueShield Arizona. Health Insurance Plans.

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Nitara Osbourne, M.Ed., is an award-winning writer and Content Specialist at American Addiction Centers.

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