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Florida Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield) Drug & Alcohol Rehab Coverage in Florida

Does Florida Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield) Cover Rehab?

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), branded Florida Blue in Florida, is a nationwide insurance provider that may cover rehab for drug and alcohol addiction depending on your plan and individual needs. Generally, Blue Cross Blue Shield may be able to cover at least some of the cost of medical detox, inpatient or outpatient facilities, or more long-residential treatment programs.

American Addiction Center’s (AAC) River Oaks Treatment Center just outside of Tampa, Florida is a local drug and alcohol rehab center that may be able to accept Florida Blue insurance coverage. It is important to check your plan and level of coverage before attending a rehab program. This can help you understand exactly what you will and will not be covered for when getting substance abuse treatment.

Check my Florida Blue Rehab Coverage

If you have BCBS insurance coverage in Florida, contact an admission advisor at There, our advisors can help you by discussing your options, verifying your insurance coverage, and find  you treatment. You may also verify your insurance coverage instantly using the form below.

What Addiction Treatment Programs do BCBS of Florida Cover?

Florida Blue may be able to partially cover substance abuse treatment programs. Depending on your plan and level of coverage, your insurance may cover at least part of the cost of:

  • Detox – Helps you safely go through the withdrawal process while you get rid of the harmful substances in your body. A medical detox uses medications or therapies to help you manage any potentially harmful side effects.
  • Inpatient or Residential Treatment – Patients will receive 24-hour care and support from professional addiction specialists. These programs aim to help patients develop capabilities so they remain sober after leaving the rehab center.
  • Outpatient Rehab – A more flexible approach to treatment, outpatient rehab allows patients to live at home and carry on with their day-to-day duties. They are less intensive than inpatient rehabilitation but still allow for an appropriate treatment intensity to ensure a patient maintains sobriety.
  • Medications – While a patient receives substance abuse treatment, certain medications like suboxone or methadone may be used to help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.

River Oaks Spotlight | Tampa, FL

Address: 12012 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL 33569

River Oaks sits on a secluded 26-acre property in Tampa, Florida and provides drug and addiction treatment services such as detox, residential treatment, and outpatient programs to those suffering from addiction and other co-occurring disorders.

Learn More About River Oaks

Does Florida Blue Cover Mental Health & Co-Occurring 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. Co-occurring disorder is sometimes referred to as dual diagnosis and is similar in the way that it means a person struggles with a substance abuse problem as well as a mental health issue.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida may be able to partially cover co-occurring or dual diagnosis treatment. When looking at rehab centers, always check to see if they offer a treatment program that addresses existing mental health conditions as well as drug or alcohol addiction.

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Statistics in Florida

Substance abuse is a problem across the United States. Seeking help for drug or alcohol addiction is important in order for you to achieve lasting sobriety and recovery. The following statistics show the severity of substance abuse in Florida:

  • There are 6,903 deaths in a year relating to alcohol misuse.¹
  • There are 5, 268 overdose deaths in a year.²
  • 40.2% of opioid overdose deaths are related to prescription opioids.³

If you have Florida Blue insurance, find out exactly what your plan covers so you have peace of mind when you go into a drug or alcohol rehab program.


  1. National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. Alcohol Abuse Statistics
  2. National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. Drug Overdose Death Rates.
  3. National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. Opioid Epidemic: Addiction Statistics.
Last Updated on November 19, 2021
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