Guide to UnitedHealthcare Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Last Edited: December 29, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

United Healthcare has a range of options for mental health and addiction treatment coverage.

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Dealing with substance abuse disorder, whether it has to do with alcohol, illicit street drugs or prescription drugs, is incredibly hard. It devastates lives, families and communities alike, putting tremendous strain on both the criminal justice and the health care system. It is because of this that under the 2010 Affordable Care Act addiction is now seen as a mental health issue that should be treated as such, which means that insurance companies must include some provision for treatment within their policies. Exactly what they include and under which circumstances varies tremendously between different insurance companies.