Magellan Health Services Rehab and Internet Addiction Coverage

An addiction to the internet can impact your personal life, your professional life and your health. Unfortunately, even with all of the complications this addiction can cause, overcoming it on your own can still be a challenge.

Effective treatments for internet addiction are available. Because these treatments can be expensive, it's wise to find out whether your health insurance policy will cover any of your costs before you enroll in treatment. If you have coverage from Magellan Health Services, consult the information below to determine whether Magellan will cover your internet addiction treatment.

Available Programs

The program you have through Magellan Health will determine whether you qualify for Magellan Health Services Internet Addiction Coverage. Some of the programs Magellan Health offers include:

  • Magellan Federal
  • Magellan Healthcare
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Magellan Rx Management

While some of these programs will cover internet addiction treatment expenses, others will not. For example, Magellan Federal, Magellan Healthcare and Magellan Complete Care may all provide mental health services. Magellan Rx Management, on the other hand, won't cover internet addiction treatment. To find out exactly what types of internet addiction treatment will be covered under your program, consult your plan documents or contact Magellan Healthcare to ask specific questions.

Things to Consider

If you know that you qualify for Magellan Health Services Internet Addiction Coverage, consider these issues:

  • You may need a referral from your doctor. Some treatments may require a referral from your primary care physician in order to qualify for Magellan Health Services Internet Addiction Coverage.
  • You may need precertification. Some treatments may require precertification from the insurance company in order to be covered.
  • You may still pay for some services. Some plans may require you to meet a deductible, pay copays or pay coinsurance for the services you receive.
  • You may need to choose certain providers. To qualify for the maximum amount of coverage, you may need to obtain treatment from  providers that are members of your plan's preferred provider network. In some cases, you may not receive any benefits if you use an out-of-network doctor or facility.

Please keep in mind that the cost of your treatment will vary based on the type of treatment you need, as well as the fees charged by the provider you choose. Be sure to ask about the costs you will be expected to pay before you begin any treatment program.

Free Weekly Newsletter
Please check your email to confirm sign up. Thank you!

Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

This SoCal program fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.

Rating: 5 stars
Newport Beach, Calif.

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

This San Diego luxury rehab provides customized treatment by highly qualified staff and, according to one alum, “Sets the gold standard for all other treatment centers.”

Rating: 5 stars
San Diego, CA
$60,000 for 30 days, additional $10,000 for a private room

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Burns, TN
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

This Austin, Texas rehab provides substance abuse and mental health services as an outpatient programs. It is universally beloved by its clients and alumni for the therapy provided to the individual and the support freely given by a caring staff.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX

If you are looking for a loving and nurturing outpatient program which still emphasizes accountability, this may be the place for you. Almost unanimously, clients credit this Lakewood, Colorado program with improving their lives in significant ways.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

The Sanctuary Byron Bay combines a completely individualized holistic approach with unrivaled luxury. If you want excellent treatment combined with true privacy and every possible amenity, including your own 24-hour carer, this is the place for you.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Byron Bay, Australia

DARA is as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and luxury amenities—all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

Highly rated by their teen clients and their families, Paradigm Malibu offers programs for a really wide range of adolescent disorders including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and eating disorders.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate