Do you have to pay to go to rehab?

The Hader Clinic
The Hader Clinic
October 9, 2023
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When it comes to seeking help for addiction or substance abuse, a common concern is always the financial aspect of treatment. The idea of paying for rehabilitation can be daunting, and many individuals wonder if it's a necessary expense or if there are alternatives available. 

In this blog, the team at The Hader Clinic will address this crucial question and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the financial aspects associated with rehab. Whether you're seeking information for yourself or a loved one, join us as we explore the options, potential costs, and varying sources of assistance to help you make an informed decision on your journey to recovery.

Do you have to pay for rehab?

The answer to whether you have to pay for rehab depends on various factors. In general, rehabilitation programs come with a cost, but there are also avenues for obtaining financial assistance or insurance coverage to help alleviate the burden. The specific payment requirements can vary depending on the type of rehab facility, the level of care needed, the location, and the individual's insurance coverage.

In Australia, accessing rehab for substance abuse or addiction typically involves some form of payment. However, various funding options are available to help you obtain the appropriate alcohol and drug treatment services. 

Understanding your funding options

Are you wondering what the best way to pay for rehab could be? Fortunately, various funding options are available to make rehab more accessible and affordable. 

Private health insurance 

If you have private health insurance, it's essential to check your policy to see if it covers rehabilitation services. Some policies provide partial or full coverage for inpatient or outpatient rehab programs. Contact your insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage and any specific requirements.

The Hader Clinic works with any health fund, including common health insurance providers like:

  • Medibank 
  • HCF
  • Australian Unity
  • AHM
  • Much more 

Government-funded programs 

If you do not have access to private health insurance and are not looking for a private drug or alcohol rehab centre, you may be eligible for government-funded programs. The Australian government provides publicly funded programs that offer affordable or free treatment options. These programs, such as Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (ADATS) and Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS), aim to assist individuals with limited financial means. Eligibility criteria may apply, and you can contact your local health department or treatment centres for more information.

Out-of-pocket payment 

If you don't have private health insurance or qualify for government-funded programs, you may need to pay for rehab out-of-pocket. Some treatment centres offer flexible payment plans or sliding scale fees based on income. It's worth discussing payment options directly with the rehab facility to explore affordable arrangements.

The cost of rehab at The Hader Clinic 

The Hader Clinic is a private treatment facility that specialises in drug and alcohol rehab, as well as mental health services. 

We tailor our services depending on the patient’s addiction treatment. This includes different therapies, forms of counselling, and other substance abuse treatment activities. However, each of our treatment facilities comes at a different price point. 

Detox and withdrawal program 

The 14 or 28-detox program has differing prices depending on how you intend to pay. For those with private health insurance, you’ll only have to put up $750 out of pocket. 

However, if you’re a paying customer, you can expect to pay:

  • 14-Day Detox & Withdrawal program: $10,500
  • 21-Day Detox & Withdrawal program: $14,750
  • 28-Day Detox & Withdrawal program: $18,200

Residential treatment 

The inpatient rehabilitation program allows for structured drug and alcohol addiction treatment. The program typically starts at a cost of $15,995 and includes various treatments like individual and group counselling, mentoring programs, accommodation, and other drug treatment services. 

For more information about inpatient rehab, read our latest blog here

Outpatient relapse prevention 

There are two aspects to outpatient relapse prevention. This includes traditional housing and outpatient services. 

Transitional housing is for those who have completed inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation. This program begins at $14,245. Alternatively, the outpatient services aftercare package starts at $295 per week for a minimum of 4 weeks. 

Support services

The Hader Clinic offers various support services for families and addicts outside of the rehabilitation centre. The family intervention package helps you understand how to usher a loved one into recovery.

This package starts at $440 for 4 weeks. There are also other support services available. Talk to our drug treatment services, alcohol rehab professionals, and mental health advocates today.

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