Building a Proper Foundation for your Sobriety


Valley Vista provides high-quality care for drug and alcohol addiction and mental health care. Learn about coverage options for Medicaid policyholders.

If you’re searching for a Medicaid drug rehab center, you may find that it’s not always easy to find one. Unfortunately, worries about costs are too often a hurdle that prevents people from getting addiction treatment. What’s important to know is that first, addiction treatment is accessible, and second, that insurance, including Medicaid, may cover some or all of the costs.

Valley Vista is a Medicaid drug rehab center in Vermont, and we also work as an in-network addiction treatment center with other private insurance providers.

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Program Details

What is Medicaid Coverage?

Medicaid is a federal and state program providing health insurance to individuals and families with low incomes. For people who have limited financial resources, Medicaid is the largest provider of health coverage. States administer Medicaid, but they follow federal guidelines.

Medicaid eligibility is based primarily on income but other factors as well, with criteria varying depending on the state you’re in. The program covers particular groups, including low-income adults, pregnant women, children, elderly people, and people with disabilities.

The federal government and individual states jointly fund Medicaid, and it provides coverage for a comprehensive set of health services. Medicaid may cover hospital and doctor visits, preventative care, prescription drugs, and more, and states can also offer additional services beyond what’s required federally.

Valley Vista accepts Medicaid rehab coverage. Our goal is always to make research-driven addiction treatment as accessible to as many people as possible.

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Coverage Options

Does Insurance Cover the Costs of Rehab?

Other types of insurance aside from Medicaid include private insurance and Medicare. Many private insurance plans cover rehab and addiction treatment services. The coverage amount depends on the specific plan. Medicare is a federal insurance program for people 65 and older, and it also covers some aspects of addiction treatment.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes provisions requiring insurance plans cover addiction treatment services as essential health benefits.

Medicaid similarly is mandated to cover essential healthcare services, including substance abuse treatment. The coverage requirements for rehab under Medicaid are governed by federal law. In addition to the ACA, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act is a relevant law that mandates coverage for substance use disorder and mental health services be comparable to coverage for general medical and surgical services.

Parity means limitations and financial requirements for substance use and mental health services shouldn’t be any more restrictive than they would be for medical services.

Valley Vista is a Medicaid drug rehab center, and we work as an in-network center with many other insurance providers as well. Please contact us if you have questions about the costs of treatment or paying for addiction treatment in Vermont.

What Types of Rehab Services Will Medicaid Cover?

There’s a lot of variation in Medicaid drug rehab coverage depending on your state. Generally, it covers a comprehensive set of addiction treatment services. These services might include:

  • Medically supervised detox to help with safe withdrawal from substances.
  •  Inpatient rehab or residential treatment is for people who need an intensive level of care in a structured, supervised environment.
  • Outpatient counseling might occur individually or in group sessions to address psychological aspects of addiction.
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) integrates the use of prescription medicines to help treat opioid and alcohol use disorders.
  • Aftercare and follow-up, including ongoing support services and counseling to help with recovery maintenance.
  • Medicaid will often cover the initial evaluations and assessments needed to determine the right level of care and develop an individualized treatment plan.

If you’d like to learn more about Medicaid drug rehab coverage or our Medicaid drug rehab center, contact our team at Valley Vista.

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Inpatient Drug Rehab

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Medical Detoxification

Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health Services

It’s common for people with substance use disorders to have co-occurring psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression. These need to be treated at the same time as their addiction for the best recovery outcomes.

Medicaid does recognize the importance of addressing co-occurring mental health disorders, so coverage will often extend to dual diagnosis treatment services. Dual diagnosis treatment is the term that refers to treating addiction and mental health needs simultaneously.  

Valley Vista is a Vermont inpatient addiction treatment center offering evidence-based care in a supportive environment.

Treatment Programs at Valley Vista

At Valley Vista, our treatment programs are holistic. We look at all of the needs of each individual, including spiritual, physical, and psychological.

Our programs begin with medically supervised detoxification care, with vitals checked by nursing staff and medications prescribed as necessary. Our programs include around-the-clock voluntary inpatient residential care and mental health services which trained clinicians provide.

Our inpatient programs also include:

Our inpatient treatment programs are single-gender as well.

Holistic, Compassionate and Effective Care

What Sets Valley Vista Apart

So why trust Valley Vista with this life-saving step in your life or the life of someone you love?

We are nationally recognized for our high level of care provided to people with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. We are also recognized for dual diagnosis treatment performance by the State of Vermont and the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, and we provide a continuum of care. 

With a continuum-of-care approach, we make sure that patients have access to every resource needed to maintain sobriety after leaving the facility. This can include connecting them with sober living, finding them a therapist and primary care physician, helping with the continuation of medication-assisted treatment, and also providing them with information about intensive outpatient and spiritual programs.

A typical day in treatment with us will include healthy meals and a morning intentions group to set the tone for the day. From there, patients participate in clinically-focused groups. There’s then time for recreation and more clinically focused groups. In the evenings, treatment might include more clinical groups, outside 12-step meetings, and evening intentions. There’s social time in the evenings as well. Each part of the day is carefully structured to promote healing and recovery.

If you’re ready to learn more about our Medicaid drug rehab center or you want to take the first step toward your life in recovery, reach out to our team at any time, confidentially.