Aetna Residential Behavioral Health

Learn about Aetna residential behavioral health coverage and get treatment at our residential facility in Arizona with Aetna health insurance.


Aetna residential behavioral health coverage

As a member, it’s important to understand Aetna’s residential behavioral health coverage. Cornerstone welcomes Aetna health insurance holders, ensuring our high-quality dual-diagnosis residential mental health services are accessible to a broader community. Our admissions specialists are well-equipped to guide you through the Aetna insurance verification process, paving the way for treatment admission with a clear understanding of the benefits provided by your Aetna Health Insurance plan.

Cornerstone prides itself on delivering a complete and integrative treatment experience for those seeking to overcome behavioral health challenges. Our approach encapsulates the full spectrum of psychological, physical, and spiritual care to foster healing. By using proven therapeutic methods, we strive to address both the symptoms and underlying causes of mental health issues.

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We Accept Aetna Health Insurance Coverage

Figuring out how to pay for Aetna residential behavioral health can be tricky, especially when dealing with insurance details. It’s not just about the costs but also about understanding what your insurance will cover and how to make the most of it. At Cornerstone, we are here to help you by accepting Aetna Health Insurance.

Aetna is known for its expansive behavioral health coverage, which eases the financial strain of behavioral health care. With Aetna’s backing, patients can get care at our residential behavioral health treatment programs for mental health and dual diagnosis. 

At our center, we are deeply committed to a holistic treatment philosophy. This means we focus on evidence-based treatments and therapies tailored to each client’s unique needs and consider the whole person – their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Our goals extend beyond exceptional care; we aim to guide our clients on a transformative journey toward lasting mental well-being. 

Aetna Health Insurance

Aetna is a premier provider of health insurance services, with a wide range of coverage solutions to individuals, families, and employers throughout the United States1. Aetna covers various healthcare services, including medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, and pharmaceutical.

Aetna’s health plans include HMO, PPO, and POS options. They also provide plans to employers with a selection of self-funded health insurance solutions. With varied coverage levels and premium costs, Aetna ensures clients can find suitable plans that match their healthcare needs and financial situation, providing a personalized fit for members.

Aetna Behavioral Health Coverage

Aetna Health Insurance offers comprehensive coverage for inpatient or residential behavioral health programs, recognizing the importance of mental health care in the overall well-being of individuals. Their coverage typically includes a range of inpatient services aimed at treating various mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more. Aetna’s coverage for these programs often includes therapeutic services, counseling, and any necessary medication management.2

Alumni Client Family Testimonial

“I feel like Cornerstone gave him all the right tools. He knew how to do it. It was something we could have never done. I just could totally see kind of a personality change in him of wanting, and knowing, that he could achieve and do higher things and greater things. That has to be the people (at Cornerstone).”

Nicole A. - Mother of a Cornerstone Alumni

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About our Aetna Behavioral Health Program

Holistic Healing

Our behavioral health residential program offers a full-spectrum approach to well-being, addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions to provide long-term healing. 

Community Minded

Our approach is deeply rooted in community engagement, placing high value on the cultivation of meaningful connections and a strong support network as integral components of our treatment approach.

Trauma Informed

Our program was developed with a deep awareness of trauma’s impact, and we offer compassionate care, essential for addressing the complex ways in which trauma affects mental health.

Our Arizona Residential Behavioral Health Staff

Clinical Director of Scottsdale Program

Lionel is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone. Passionate about helping those with addiction and mental health struggles, and he has trained as an EMDR therapist, adopting a trauma-informed approach to find and treat underlying root causes with empathy. 

Clinical Director of Phoenix Program

Nate began his recovery journey in 2010 and earned a Master’s in Social Work from ASU. He’s been in the Behavioral Health field since 2013. Specializing in CBT, DBT, and grief, Nate is now the Clinical Director of our Phoenix program, underlined by his passion for helping others who struggled with substance abuse issues as he did. 

FAQs About Aetna

The most commonly asked questions about Aetna coverage for residential or inpatient mental health services. 

What types of behavioral mental health programs does Aetna cover?

Aetna health insurance recognizes the essential nature of mental health care and typically covers a diverse range of treatment services. Under the Affordable Care Act, plans must offer behavioral health treatment coverage.3 While specific coverage may vary by policy and location, Aetna plans generally include:

  • Residential Care: Intensive treatment within residential mental health facilities.
  • Outpatient Services: Regular sessions with behavioral health practitioners, excluding overnight stays.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP): Frequent therapy sessions for serious mental health conditions, without full hospitalization.
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP): Daytime, intensive therapy programs that operate multiple days per week.
  • Group Therapy: Therapist-led sessions in a group setting for shared healing experiences.
  • Individual Therapy: One-on-one sessions to address specific behavioral health challenges.
  • Family Therapy: Inclusive sessions that involve family members to enhance the support network.
  • Behavioral Health Treatment: Evidence-based treatments such as CBT and DBT tailored to various conditions.
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Comprehensive care for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Telehealth Services: Coverage for remote therapy and consultations.

For more detailed information on your coverage, consult your Aetna policy or contact Aetna directly.

Will Aetna cover my residential treatment stay?

Aetna health insurance generally includes coverage for residential mental health treatment. Yet, the extent and terms can vary depending on your policy and plan. To navigate Aetna coverage, consider these steps:

  • Review Your Policy: Look over your plan documents for details on residential treatment coverage.
  • Pre-authorization: Check if pre-authorization is required for residential care under your plan.
  • Provider Network: Confirm if the facility is part of Aetna’s approved network to ensure maximum coverage benefits.
  • Deductibles and Copayments: Understand your out-of-pocket costs, even when covered by Aetna.
  • Contact Aetna Directly: Contact Aetna for precise coverage information and any necessary pre-authorization.
  • Cornerstone’s Verification Service: Our team can verify your benefits with Aetna to delineate your coverage for residential treatment.

Remember, insurance plans are mandated by the Affordable Care Act to cover behavioral health and substance abuse services comparably to physical health services, though specifics may vary.3

How long will Aetna cover a stay in residential treatment?

The coverage duration by Aetna depends on:

  • Your plan’s coverage level and terms.
  • Medical necessity as assessed by your healthcare provider.
  • Continuous progress evaluations during treatment.
  • Any specified limits by Aetna on the length of stay or type of program.

Our treatment team is expert in ensuring that you receive the treatment you need, and we will advocate for your treatment every step of the way to ensure that what you need is covered. 

How soon can I get into a residential treatment facility?

The timeline for starting residential treatment under Aetna may vary based on:

  • Insurance benefits verification and coverage confirmation.
  • Pre-authorization or referral requirements as per your plan.
  • Availability at the chosen mental health center.
  • Any waiting periods outlined in your policy.

For an accurate admission timeline, contact our admissions team so that we can give you an estimation depending on bed availability and any insurance paperwork requirements that are needed before admission.

Still have questions about treatment?

Our admissions specialists are here to explain the process, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you’re getting the help you need to live a healthy life free from addiction.

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Call and speak with one of our caring team members about help for you or a loved one.