Figuring out how to pay for drug detox and rehab can be overwhelming when you’re struggling with addiction on your own or helping someone else cope with their substance use disorder. Fortunately, some drug rehab centers such as America’s Rehab Campuses can accept some AHCCCS plans so you or your loved one can receive treatment as needed without necessarily having to worry about paying for treatment such as detox and inpatient services.

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If you live in the state of Arizona, AHCCCS insurance may help you pay for the cost of drug detox and inpatient drug rehab if medical necessity is determined.

What Is AHCCCS Insurance?

Pronounced “access,” AHCCCS is the acronym for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. Founded in 1982, AHCCCS is Arizona’s Medicaid program — a federal healthcare program for individuals and their families who qualify for acute or long-term health services. People in Arizona with AHCCCS may qualify to receive free or low-cost addiction treatment so they can recover from drug dependence and addiction at drug and alcohol rehab centers that accept this insurance plan.

Types of AHCCCS Healthcare Plans:

  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Banner University Family Care
  • Mercy Care
  • Care First Health Plan
  • American Indian Health Program
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Arizona Complete Health
  • Stewart Health Choice Arizona

Who Is Eligible to Receive AHCCCS Insurance?

AHCCCS insurance is available to Arizona residents who meet certain income criteria and other requirements. This insurance option is open to people of all ages from all walks of life — including adults, children, seniors over the age of 65, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities or who require nursing home care. People who want to apply for AHCCCS insurance can review the eligibility criteria to determine whether they might qualify for this state insurance plan.

How Can I Apply for AHCCCS?

You can easily apply for AHCCCS online using Health-e-Arizona Plus (HEAplus) — an online system that walks you through the application process. You can apply for yourself, a family member, or another loved one who is close to you. This option is available 24/7 and only takes about one hour to complete.

Those who do not want to apply for AHCCCS online can print an application directly from the website and either mail it to the address printed on the application or take it in person to any local Department of Economic Security (DES) office. To fill out the application, you must collect the following information from everyone in your household:

  • Social Security numbers
  • Birth dates
  • Employer and income information
  • Resource information, such as cash, properties, and savings accounts
  • Expenses
  • Information for any current health insurance plans
  • Information about any job-related health insurance available to members of your household

Can I Use AHCCCS to Pay for Drug Rehab?

Yes, some drug rehab centers do accept AHCCCS insurance. AHCCCS covers the cost of medical drug and alcohol detox as well as inpatient residential treatment. Medical detox helps people safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol to overcome dependence, while inpatient rehab uses therapy to help people recover from addiction. If you qualify for AHCCCS, ask drug rehab centers whether they accept this insurance plan so you or your loved one can begin treatment immediately.

America’s Rehab Campuses accepts AHCCCS and many other major insurance providers. Fill out our insurance verification form today and get started on the path to improved health and a more fulfilling, addiction-free lifestyle.