Medical Aid Cover for Drug Addiction Treatment

Medical Aids Do Pay For Your Rehabilitation

Medical aid schemes are willing to pay for rehab the same way they would for any other illness. Keeping their clients in good health is always important to Medical aids. In recent years they have realised that contributing to drug and alcohol addiction treatment is a positive step and many of their clients require this service.

By covering their clients for treatment involving addiction is in their clients’ best interest as drug and alcohol abuse causes many linked health complications. By coming to the party and paying for rehabilitation Medical aid schemes minimise the risk of the costs of related extended health problems


Drug and alcohol addiction can affect anybody

according to studies 10% of all people are at risk and the addiction recovery therapy is a long process that generally costs a significant amount of money.  As more research and knowledge are gained on addiction and related issues by psychologists and doctors, findings support the fact, that the longer the period spent in treatment the more successful the recovery outcome is.

As growing number of professionals now agree that addiction belongs in a disease category, including recovery and time spent in rehab, this means inturn medical aid schemes now pay more towards professional addiction treatment.


Dual Diagnosis Recovery

Houghton House and its affiliates are dual-diagnosis facilities this allows patients to take advantage of both substance abuse & psychiatric medical aid benefits.


The Houghton House Group of Treatment Centres is aligned with all major medical aid schemes.

Our financial case managers have an expert understanding of using medical aid benefits, and will work closely with medical aid schemes companies to streamline the process and ensure that patients receive the maximum benefit available.

As a diagnosable and treatable disease, substance dependence disorders are deemed to fall under a prescribed minimum benefit which is covered by all medical aid schemes to varying extents. Most privately operated treatment centres do require some co-payment.


Most Medical Aid and Hospital plans will cover costs.

Don’t allow the costs of treatment to stop you from contacting us for an assessment. As part of our ethos to accommodate those that are financially constrained but desperately need treatment we reserve a number of subsidised beds. We are here to help you to make financial arrangements to cover any shortfalls.

Payment options should be discussed with us and we will help to find the best payment solution for you.


Contact Houghton House now and get one of our professional staff members consult your medical aid company today and leverage their options on addiction treatment and rehab for your benefit. It’s the best way to sobriety and effective treatment for yourself or a loved one.

For more information on  medical aid support and costings of treatment options and getting yourself help to start a new life, call Houghton House now:

Rehab in Johannesburg office hours:  011 787 9142

24/7 emergency Rehab in South Africa helpline: 079 770 7532

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