If your family has been struggling with a teenager that needs professional help, you may have already started looking into the costs and fees associated with residential treatment. There are many conflicting bits of information out there, and it can be hard to tell whether or not a particular program will be affordable or covered by insurance. In fact, insurance coverage for residential treatment centres can be a complex topic all on its own. Getting insurance to pay for residential treatment can be a convoluted process, but with the right information, it can be done.
Learning more about Venture Academy, the process of navigating insurance, and about employee assistance programs (EAPs) can help parents who are trying to find help for their teens make the best possible choice. Contact us at 866.762.2211 for more information.
What Is a Residential Treatment Program for Adolescents?
In most cases, a residential treatment program for adolescents combines treatment for behavioural and mental health with traditional academic education. Teens who need these kinds of treatment programs have usually been to traditional counselling, short-term hospitalizations, and intensive outpatient programs with limited success. Residential programs last a longer period of time and offer a more comprehensive and immersive treatment environment for young people who need a more intensive level of care for their mental and behavioural health needs.
How Can Insurance and Other Programs Help Pay for a Residential Placement?
There are several different types of programs that families may need to access in order to secure funding for their child’s treatment. Some of these are:
- Traditional insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
- Government-issued Insurance
How easy or difficult it will be to find coverage for an adolescent residential treatment program depends on several factors. Some of these are:
- What types of treatment have already been tried
- Whether or not a particular program is in- or out-of-network
- The residential program itself and its overall ability to deal with insurance providers’ requirements
- The parents’ understanding of their particular insurance program’s requirements
Sometimes, the process of getting an insurance policy to approve and cover residential treatment for adolescents can be opaque. The best way to navigate the process is to educate yourself about what is actually needed by the insurance company in order to proceed. In some cases, that information is available in a concise way, such as an information sheet or on the company’s customer website. Other times, it can be a matter of speaking to an insurance representative personally and asking them how to proceed. Asking for help from the program you wish your child to attend can also help, as the admissions coordinators for such programs often have experience with insurance companies and their requirements to approve coverage.
Discover Venture Academy’s Programs For Troubled Teens
At our treatment centres across Canada, we offer a variety of programs to help adolescents struggling with behavioural, mental health, and substance abuse issues. Frequently, we can work with EAPs and insurance companies to make sure that your child has access to the best possible care. Our admissions coordinators are ready to discuss how families can get the help they need for their teens to recover and grow into healthy adults.
Our programs include clinical and therapeutic services, as well as things like housing, food, academics, and recreational activities. We pride ourselves on offering fully comprehensive care at every level so that, no matter what your adolescent needs, we will be able to provide it. If your family has been battling difficult situations with your beloved teenager, the time to seek professional treatment is now. Reach out to our caring and compassionate staff today at 866.762.2211.