How can I pay for rehab if I'm low income?
Last Updated: 11/02/2015 at 9:12am
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Talk to the rehab facility! They are there to help. They may be able to work out a reasonable payment arrangement or maybe even get the cost drastically reduced. Dont give up! There are options out there.
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Most communities have resources for low income people. Some rehabs offer scholarships or other plans to help offset treatment costs. If you call your local treatment center they can explain your options. If they can't work with you, they can send you to someone who can.
Many county programs offer low to no cost treatment, depending on income. If that isn't possible, attending a local 12-Step meeting is a great start to healing, and finding additional connections and resources.
First of all, the fact that you're considering rehab is fantastic. Good for you! Now, in terms of payment, there may be financial programs at the state level, community level, or even at a specific treatment facility. For example, you would not be expected to pay for the treatment upfront or all at once, but a payment plan over time--whatever you can afford. Try talking to a treatment center and ask them about their financial resources. Good luck!
You can pay for rehab via welfare or family loans, have friends/family that can help you through it.
research for any type a program willing to help out if your low income. there are a lot of organizations dedicated to helping people who have an addiction problem and helping many who cannot afford to pay for treatment
You can call the rehab you are looking into and ask about payment plans and how to go about your financial problem
Sometimes it is best to go to the rehab and look at financial aid options. Many places offer these and can guide you along that path.
Some places work with you on the finance part of rehab. And if you have health care coverage some agencies help as well.
You can sell some things you don't already need trough the internet like eBay so you can make a pocket, but be carefull you need to have in mind, money is for rehab and not for other things... :)
Depending on your country, there will often be places that offer rehab for free, and are payed through state endorsement as well as donations.
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