MassHealth Rehab Coverage

Do you have MassHealth insurance and want to use it to help you or a loved one on your policy overcome drug or alcohol addiction? Navigating the world of insurance can be challenging, but Lake Avenue Recovery makes it easy for you. We offer treatment for those looking for MassHealth rehab centers so they can learn to conquer their substance use disorders. We provide highly effective outpatient treatment that addresses the causal roots of addiction and teaches you to overpower the urge to relapse. We offer both day and evening programs to meet your schedule so you can begin to heal quickly.

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Lake Avenue Recovery is an industry leader in addiction treatment in Massachusetts. Our team of top medical experts specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and are committed to ensuring that each patient is treated as an individual. Call us today, we’re available 24/7.

What is MassHealth?

In Massachusetts, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are combined into a single program called MassHealth. It provides health benefits and helps in the payment of them for those who qualify for the program. Depending on the individual, MassHealth may help pay or directly pay for part of all of the person’s health insurance premiums. This provides access to many vital medical treatments that include visits to doctors and dentists, prescription medications, outpatient and residential facilities, hospital stays, and other healthcare options.

Does MassHealth Cover Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

MassHealth does cover drug and alcohol rehab under the umbrella of its behavioral health services. This includes addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. Behavioral healthcare includes treatment for substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Many treatment facilities provide coverage for both conditions at the same time as part of their dual diagnosis treatment. 

How Do I Qualify for MassHealth Insurance?

MassHealth insurance is available to qualifying seniors, children, families, and people with disabilities who live in Massachusetts. Those interested in taking advantage of MassHealth rehab centers must meet some basic requirements in order to enroll in the program. These include:


Residency: The person must live or intend to reside in Massachusetts, with or without a fixed address, or have moved to Massachusetts for a work commitment or to find employment.


Citizenship or Immigration Status: The person must be able to provide verifiable proof of their citizenship or immigration status. MassHealth may verify information provided by conducting information matches with federal and state agencies. Someone who cannot provide the requested information may receive fewer or no benefits. Anyone who is not clear on their immigration status should contact MassHealth to determine their eligibility.  


Financial: The person must meet specific financial requirements which are determined by facts such as their modified adjusted gross income and who lives in their household.


If you do not have MassHealth and are interested in applying for it, you can apply online. If you already have MassHealth, make sure to renew it regularly. Every year, MassHealth reviews the accounts of its members to ensure they still qualify for their coverage. If you need to renew or are not sure if you need to do so, visit their Renew Your Coverage page. You can renew online or by calling 844-365-1841 (TDD/TTY: 711). You can use an online account you already established or create a new one.



What Treatment Programs Does MassHealth Cover?

Someone who wants to seek treatment from MassHealth rehab centers can use their coverage for different levels of care. Options to help people overcome substance use disorders include:

  • Detox
  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient Program 
  • Daytime Intensive Outpatient Program 
  • Evening Intensive Outpatient Program 
  • Day Treatment 

Coverage typically includes prescription drugs used to treat withdrawal symptoms or that treat co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more. A MassHealth representative can help a member understand their options. As well, many treatment facilities offer free insurance checks to help people know what levels of care are covered.

Why Choose Lake Ave Recovery?

Lake Avenue Recovery created our MassHealth rehab center based on the concept of CURE: Compassion, Understanding, Respect, and Empathy. We believe in providing respectful and compassionate care for everyone who comes to us wanting to overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. We get to know each person we treat by performing an assessment and talking to them. This allows us to get to know the person behind the addiction and set treatment goals. From there, we design a menu of therapies for the individual to attend that meet their specific needs. 

Our staff of highly experienced therapists knows how to communicate with a diverse population of people. We partner with them to show them how to resist temptations to relapse and become sober for life.

Use Your MassHealth Insurance For Rehab

Do you have MassHealth insurance and want to find out how to use it for the structured care available at a rehab center? Lake Avenue Recovery provides day and evening outpatient programs that help people stop letting drug and alcohol abuse run their lives. Anyone looking for MassHealth rehab centers can find the type of focused care that changes lives. Our staff of therapists has years of experience helping people overcome addiction. They use their passion for their fields to teach people to become empowered and live sober lives they get excited about.

Are you ready to go to rehab and hit the restart button on your life? Contact us now and find out how easy it is to make the move to a healthy, substance-free life.

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