Currently, Kaiser Permanente’s health insurance coverage is available in the following states:
- Wash D.C.
Kaiser Permanente offers both Inpatient and Outpatient addiction treatment. Inpatient treatment may include hospitalization and can last for a period of 1-6 weeks, depending upon need. After Inpatient treatment, most insurance recipients will then move into Outpatient treatment. Outpatient is either “Standard” which is 1-2 group sessions/week or “Intensive Outpatient (IOP) therapy” which consists of 10-20 hours of counseling and group therapy over 3 days/week. IOP can also extend to 5 days/week depending on individual’s need. IOP also has 3 phases that are in 1 month, 2 month, and 3 month durations. People move from phase to phase as they complete each one. Each phase is scaled down in intensity (number of sessions). Lifetime aftercare (occasional sessions) is also available.
Insurance co-pays are determined by the individual’s health plan. The Chemical Dependency Recovery program (CDRP) does include 1 day per week that the family, friends, or significant others may attend a session, and in fact it comes strongly recommended that they do. They also recommend participation in their smoking cessation program, and emphasize the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes that will encourage sustained recovery.
Currently, Kaiser Permanente offers treatment for all of the above listed addictions and even other addictions. Additionally, they now offer pain management without the use of prescription medication. Most locations offer acupuncture, a therapy that has been found to be very helpful in curbing cravings for alcohol.
The good news for Kaiser Permanente insurance recipients/patients is that there is no pre-certification or managed care component required by an outside insurance company (as separate from the treatment facility) since Kaiser is one in the same.