Learn about Mercy Care drug rehab coverage and get help at our Arizona rehab centers that accept Mercy Care's policies



Starting your journey toward recovery involves understanding the available options, and Mercy Care health insurance can bridge the gap to lifesaving care.

At Cornerstone Healing Center in Arizona, we are proud to accept Mercy Care health insurance, which enables us to make our comprehensive substance abuse treatment programs accessible to those in need.

We take pride in our personalized approach to quality care, which combines evidence-based and holistic therapies to foster healing and long-term recovery.

Let us guide you through the details of Mercy Care drug treatment coverage, our programs, and how we can work together toward a healthier, substance-free life!

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Addictions we treat at Cornerstone


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Our Residential Treatment Programs provide comprehensive and ongoing support for individuals struggling with substance abuse. We offer a combination of detoxification, counseling, and holistic methods to promote recovery. Our treatments are based on evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and are enhanced with mindfulness, yoga, and nutrition therapy. Our goal is to assist individuals in addressing the underlying causes of addiction and equipping them with effective tools for long-term recovery and relapse prevention.

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Our Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) for substance abuse offer a structured and comprehensive approach to recovery. These programs run five days a week, six hours daily, providing intensive daytime treatment. Therapy, group sessions, and holistic practices are all included without needing overnight stays. This format allows individuals to confront and manage their addiction while equipping them with essential skills and support for maintaining long-term sobriety. PHP emphasizes accountability and encourages individuals to apply their newfound skills to everyday life.

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Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the first phase of our treatment process, followed by our standard Outpatient Program. The standard program runs three days a week and offers a flexible schedule to accommodate personal obligations and responsibilities. Our Outpatient Programs include various therapeutic activities such as individual counseling, group therapy, and skill-building workshops. We take a comprehensive approach that provides a supportive path for healing and rebuilding lives affected by addiction.


Mercy Care is a not-for-profit healthcare plan under Arizona’s Medicaid agency, AHCCCS.1 It is dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare services with a people-first philosophy. Mercy Care offers a broad range of services, including primary care, specialized treatments, and substantial coverage for substance abuse treatment. Their recovery plans cover a wide range of services for inpatient and outpatient rehab, detox, counseling, therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. Mercy Care is committed to accessible, quality healthcare that takes a holistic approach to overcoming addiction, which aligns with AHCCCS’s mission.


Mercy Care offers various coverage options for substance abuse treatment to provide members access to services tailored to their individual recovery needs.2 This includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs involving detoxification, therapy sessions, and counseling. Additionally, Mercy Care supports medication-assisted treatment and holistic approaches, such as mindfulness and yoga, to help manage and overcome addiction. Each plan is designed to provide a comprehensive pathway to recovery, reflecting Mercy Care’s dedication to addressing the complexities of substance use disorders with effective, personalized treatment solutions.

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

What Addictions Does Mercy Care Provide Coverage For?

Addictions Covered by
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Mercy Care policies provide comprehensive coverage for substance abuse disorders, including alcohol and drug rehab. Here are some addictions treated by our Arizona facilities that are likely covered by your Mercy Care health insurance:


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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 Mercy Care

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about Mercy Care rehab coverage.

What levels of care will Mercy Care cover?

Mercy Care health insurance offers a range of care levels tailored to our members specific needs, ensuring they receive the most appropriate treatment.3

The levels of care provided may vary by plan, but typically include:

  • Outpatient Treatment: Weekly therapy sessions and support services allowing patients to live at home while receiving care.
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment: More rigorous than standard outpatient care, involving multiple weekly therapy sessions.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Day treatment providing intensive care during the day, with patients returning home in the evenings.
  • Inpatient Treatment: Full-time care in a hospital or residential setting, offering round-the-clock supervision and support.
  • Detoxification Services: Medical supervision to safely manage withdrawal symptoms from substances.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders.
  • Counseling and Therapy: Includes individual, group, and family therapy to address the psychological aspects of addiction.
  • Holistic Therapies: Incorporates yoga, meditation, and art therapy to support overall well-being and recovery.


These treatment options are designed to address various stages and severities of addiction, providing a comprehensive approach to recovery.

For detailed information about what your plan covers, please contact us to verify your insurance and receive a free breakdown of your benefits!

How can I apply for Mercy Care (AHCCCS)?

To secure coverage through Mercy Care for drug and alcohol rehab or substance abuse treatment, you’ll need to apply for AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System).4

Here’s how you can apply:

Online Application: Visit the Health-e-Arizona Plus website at and follow the instructions to apply online.

Phone Application: Call the AHCCCS Customer Service Center at 1-855-432-7587. A representative will help you through the application process and answer any questions.

In-Person Application: Apply in person at your local Department of Economic Security (DES) office. You can find your nearest office on the DES website at by clicking on the “Find an Office” button.

Documents Required for AHCCCS Application: You must provide basic personal and household information such as name, address, date of birth, and income. You must also be prepared to submit additional documents verifying eligibility, such as income or residency proof.

After submitting your application, you will be reviewed and notified of your eligibility status.

If eligible, you can choose from a list of managed care plans, including Mercy Care.

Once you’ve chosen Mercy Care, contact us to begin the admissions process for Mercy Care substance abuse treatment.

How long of stay in drug rehab will Mercy Care cover?

Mercy Care health insurance covers drug rehab treatment for 30 to 90 days if deemed medically necessary.

However, the duration of the stay in treatment is subject to individual treatment needs.

It is important to understand that the duration of drug rehab is not the only factor that determines the success of treatment.

The individual’s engagement level and commitment to recovery all play essential roles in achieving successful outcomes.5

Does Mercy Care cover co-occurring or dual diagnosis treatment?

Mercy Care health insurance provides coverage for dual diagnosis treatment, addressing both substance abuse and mental health disorders.6

This dual diagnosis treatment is essential in substance abuse treatment as it targets not only the addiction but also any underlying mental health conditions contributing to substance use.

At Cornerstone, we offer specialized co-occurring treatment programs, taking a holistic approach that may include therapy, medication management, and other interventions to address substance abuse and mental health disorders simultaneously.


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Lionel Estrada, LISAC


Lionel, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone, specializes in addiction and mental health. Trained in EMDR therapy, he employs a trauma-informed, empathetic approach to address underlying causes of these issues.

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