Rehabs That Accept Sierra Insurance Plans
Sierra Health and Life is a division of United HealthCare covering a variety of immediate and ongoing health-insurance and preventive-medicine resources for their member community. Some of the services covered by Sierra Health and Life include but are not limited to acute hospital care, physician and specialist office visits, online telehealth services, health education, lifestyle guidance, weight loss, prescription drugs, and much more. For members who are struggling with substance use disorder (SUD), Sierra Health and Life offers coverage for a wide range of substance abuse and behavioral health treatment services to help members take their lives back from alcohol and other drugs.
Behavioral Health Options from Sierra Health and Life
Sierra Health and Life offer their behavioral health and substance abuse treatment options through its subsidiary company Behavioral Health Options (BHO). BHO offers a full suite of services that cater to patients in each stage of the addiction treatment cycle, from those who are on the cusp of dependency to those who have spent years battling substance abuse and mental illness.
Some of the services covered by Sierra Health and Life and BHO include but are not limited to:
- Inpatient addiction treatment. Residential care for patients with a long and protracted history of substance abuse, these programs typically last twenty-eight to thirty days and may be totally or partially covered by Behavioral Health Options plans. Treatment includes group therapy, individualized counseling, supplemental therapies, and more, depending on the facility’s resources and clients’ insurance plans.
- Outpatient and Intensive outpatient program (IOP) rehab. Multiple weekly treatment sessions that include counseling, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) (Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Methadone), supplemental therapies, and much more.
- Medical detox. Expert, compassionate, and supportive management of withdrawal symptoms to help patients overcome their acute symptoms and rebalance their brain chemistry.
Sierra Health Services and BHO offer a comprehensive network of treatment providers who specialize in addiction treatment, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. Mental health is as important as physical health. BHO provides mental health and substance abuse services as well as online resources for members to maintain a balanced and healthy life. The exact scope of coverage for these services is contingent upon their type of treatment plans. Patients can call their insurance representative to discuss options.
Comprehensive Education on a Wide Range of Substance Use and Mental Health Issues
The company also provides a full range of educational resources for those in need of guidance and information as they combat substance use in their own lives and those of their loved ones.
These issues include but are not limited to:
- Aging adults and anxiety
- Aging adults and depression
- Dangers of substance use
- First episode psychosis
- Follow-up appointment
- Managing your medication
- Neonatal abstinence syndrome
- Postpartum depression
- Psychotherapy and schizophrenia
- Taking your medication
- Use of opioids
- Your mental health
These materials are also available in Spanish for the considerable population of SUD sufferers who speak it as their primary language. They provide comprehensive insight into the relationships between addiction and mental illness, as well as treatment avenues.
Employee Assistance Programs
With rising rates of workplace substance abuse and the consistent threats to employee safety that it poses, BHO is committed to providing choices for employers to quickly and proactively guide their staff toward quality treatment for alcohol and drug use. Employee assistance programs (EAP) services are available to all employees and their household members—household members being included because their problems often affect the attitude and health of employees. EAPs are an increasingly common means of helping organizations battle workplace addiction. They also help with mental health and counseling services for those battling depression, anxiety, and other issues.
Sierra Health and Life’s Menu of Treatment Services
All medical and behavioral care services covered by Sierra Health and Life must meet a care necessity standard set forth by the company. Mental health and SUD services provided for the purpose of preventing, evaluating, diagnosing, or treating substance use and mental health issues or related symptoms are determined by BHO or a designee, within Sierra’s sole discretion. Generally accepted standards of medical practice are standards that are based on credible scientific evidence published in peer-reviewed medical literature generally recognized by the relevant medical community, relying primarily on controlled clinical trials, or, if not available, observational studies from more than one institution that suggest a causal relationship between the service or treatment and health outcomes.
Start Getting the Help You Need Now
Sierra Health and Life and BHO have made it more possible than ever for their members and their families to get the help they need for their substance use and mental health issues. If you or someone you care about is battling these issues, start talking to a representative today to find out what your options are and how to move forward.