AmeriHealth Rehab and Internet Addiction Coverage

Internet addiction may sound like fodder for late night television jokes. Yet the reality is no laughing matter. Like any compulsive behavior, Internet addiction has the ability to slowly damage your relationships, career, finances and even health.

Studies have shown that excessive or compulsive Internet use causes social problems, psychological disturbances and even neurological issues. Even more alarming, some estimates have the rate of unhealthy Internet use potentially as high as eight-percent in Europe and the United States.

If you feel like your Internet use has become compulsive in nature, it's important to address the issue as quickly as possible. One of the first steps to take is verification of your insurance coverage.

AmeriHealth Internet Addiction Coverage

AmeriHealth covers mental illnesses of the biological (such as depression) and non-biological (such as substance abuse) variety. It's important to recognize, however, that the company's policies differ significantly with regard to what is covered.

Because one policy may only cover a fraction of what another policy pays, you should take steps to ensure that your insurance coverage matches well with your mental and physical health needs. An inadequate policy could mean financial problems or more limited treatment options.

What Kind of Treatments are Included With AmeriHealth Internet Addiction Coverage?

Internet addiction is treated much like any other compulsive behavior. Some of the most common approaches include:

  • Outpatient visits to a physician
  • Counseling in an individual or group setting
  • Behavioral modification therapy
  • Treatment of other underlying disorders
  • Inpatient treatment

The proper course of treatment is highly individualized. It's also dependent on variables such as your health, your work, your life circumstances and your insurance coverage.

What Will AmeriHealth Internet Addiction Coverage Pay For?

This is entirely dependent on the specific policy you hold. Generally speaking, AmeriHealth will pay for between 50 and 100-percent of outpatient treatment costs for biological mental illnesses. The company will also pay for up to five days of inpatient treatment. You will also be responsible for varying levels of co-pays and deductibles, depending on which plan you have.

Should there be a gap between your coverage and the treatment you desire, you may always choose to self-pay the difference.

Getting help

If you're struggling with compulsive Internet use, we encourage you to seek help. For more information about AmeriHealth Internet Addiction Coverage, please visit their website.

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