Health Insurance and Addiction Treatment

As a private-pay program, we work with health insurance on an out-of-network basis only. There are a number of reasons we choose to remain private pay. The primary reason is that we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. We know that in-network insurance would require us to compromise services that are vital to your recovery, including our in-depth diagnostic program. Our clientele need the highest level of care available, which is unfortunately not possible when working directly with insurance.

An Insurance Advocate Can Help You


While we don’t accept in-network insurance for our residential addiction treatment program, some of our clients choose to work with a third-party insurance advocate who can help clients recoup a substantial portion of their treatment expenses.

We have worked with a number of insurance advocates over the years, and we can make a recommendation to you if needed. Good insurance advocates are experts in understanding the nuances of each insurance plan, and fight with determination to get you the maximum reimbursement.

Why Doesn’t Alta Mira Accept In-Network Insurance?


As a private-pay program, we work with health insurance on an out-of-network basis. There are a number of reasons we choose to remain private pay. The primary reason is that we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. We know that in-network insurance would require us to compromise services that are vital to your recovery, including our in-depth diagnostic program. Our clientele need the highest level of care available, which is unfortunately not possible when working directly with insurance.

Working with in-network insurance would also mean that your length-of-stay would be constantly in question. Insurance requires ongoing proof that each day of treatment is “medically necessary,” despite the fact that numerous studies have shown how much more effective treatment is when you have a longer length of stay. Knowing the minimum length of time you’ll be with us allows you to really “unpack your bags” and get to work on your recovery, with a vision for the full program you’re committing to. You’ll be doing important work here, and having your length of stay constantly in question takes away from the sense of safety and community that is so vital to that work.