AHCCCS LogoSubstance abuse disorders and addiction affect nearly 12% of people with Medicaid over the age of 18. But for those who live in Arizona and have Medicaid, addiction treatment can be difficult to find since only a few drug rehabs can accept Medicaid for medical detox, inpatient residential, and IOP services. If you live in Arizona and have Medicaid, you can receive addiction treatment at America’s Rehab Campuses and experience a safe, long-term recovery from drug dependence and addiction.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a joint-funded state and federal program that helps cover the cost of medical care for qualifying individuals who have limited income. Medicaid serves an estimated 66.7 million Americans, including adults, children, seniors, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. Medicaid programs vary from state to state, though every state must adhere to certain federal requirements and guidelines to offer this program.

To apply for Medicaid, you must contact your state’s Medicaid agency and fill out an application. Eligibility for Medicaid in Arizona is based on income, state residency, pregnancy, and citizenship status.

When applying for Medicaid or renewing your benefits, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Proof of citizenship and identity for everyone in your family who needs benefits.
  • Alien Registration Cards for any non-U.S. citizens in your household who need benefits.
  • Social Security numbers for everyone in your household, or proof of application for SSNs.
  • Birth certificates for everyone in the household who needs benefits.
  • Proof of all income your household has received from any source from the current month and previous month.
  • Proof that you are no longer employed, and the date of your last paycheck or payment.
  • Name, address, and contact phone number of your landlord or neighbor.
  • A written or typed statement made by a non-relative outside of your household that verifies your address and the names of everyone in your household. This document must be signed and dated, and include that person’s address and contact phone number.
  • Verification of medical insurance programs outside of the Arizona Medicaid program.

What is AHCCCS?

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, is the name of Arizona’s Medicaid program. AHCCCS was founded in 1982 and serves an estimated 1.9 million individuals and families in Arizona. Those who want to apply for medical coverage through AHCCCS can begin the application process online at the Health-e-Arizona Plus website. The online application process usually only takes about one hour, and is available 24/7.

Alternately, you can print an AHCCCS application and follow the instructions on the form to apply for Arizona Medicaid. You will find out whether you have been approved to receive Medicaid benefits within 7 days from the application date if you are currently hospitalized, within 20 days from the application date if you are pregnant, or no later than 45 calendar days from the application date.

AHCCCS Provider Health Plans:

  • Arizona Complete Health – Complete Care Plan (formerly Health Net Access)
  • Banner-University Family Care
  • Care1st Health Plan
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Mercy Care
  • Steward Health Choice Arizona (formerly Health Choice AZ)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • American Indian Health Program

Using Medicaid for Drug Detox

Drug and alcohol detox is one of two addiction treatment services covered by Medicaid in Arizona. Drug detox is critical for those dependent on substances that can be dangerous and life-threatening to withdraw from, such as alcohol, heroin, prescription opioids, and benzodiazepines.

Without drug detox, people who try quitting these substances on their own can face serious complications such as seizure, psychosis, dehydration, and death. Medicaid helps cover the cost of drug detox so people who suffer drug dependence can experience a safe withdrawal and recovery.

Using Medicaid for Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs are also covered by Arizona’s Medicaid service. Inpatient rehab allows you to stay and live at the facility for the duration of treatment so you can experience a relaxing, productive recovery without distractions or daily stressors like work and household responsibilities.

Inpatient drug rehab helps you settle into a new daily routine packed with healthy, therapeutic activities like yoga, meditation, and exercise, and uses behavioral therapies to treat the root causes of your addiction — including mental health disorders like depression and PTSD. Arizona’s Medicaid program can help cover inpatient drug rehab treatment so you can benefit from long-term recovery and abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

Begin the Addiction Treatment Process Today

America’s Rehab Campuses accept Medicaid for medical detox and inpatient rehab services. ARC is one of very few treatment centers in Arizona that accept Medicaid for substance abuse and addiction treatment.

If you or your loved one has Medicaid, contact us today to begin the addiction treatment process. Our medical detox and inpatient rehab services will be customized for you or your loved one to provide the best treatment possible and ensure a long-lasting recovery from addiction.