Meritain Health Drug Rehab

Learn about Cornerstone's drug rehab in Scottsdale and Get Coverage With Meritain Health Insurance


Get Help for Addiction With Meritain Drug Rehab Coverage

At our Scottsdale, Arizona drug rehab, we accept health insurance policies from Meritain Health, a leading provider in drug and alcohol treatment coverage. We are dedicated to providing it’s policyholders with the best possible addiction treatment.

Our admissions specialists are on hand to help you understand and verify your insurance benefits, guiding you through your options to embark on the path to sobriety.

Your health insurance policy may cover a comprehensive range of our treatment programs, including:


Recognized as one of the highest-rated facilities in Arizona, we offer several locations across the state, including in Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, and Phoenix.

Meritain coverage for drug rehab

Coverage for drug rehabilitation through Meritain Health includes various drug rehab programs, such as inpatient and outpatient options. Your out-of-pocket costs under this insurance will depend on the specifics of your policy, the services you need, and other key factors. Certain policies may fully cover residential treatment, while others provide partial coverage. Depending on your plan, a portion or all of the expenses for your stay in a rehabilitation facility could be covered. However, there may be limitations on the length of stay in residential facilities, with a cap on the number of days covered per year. Despite these limitations, such policies generally offer substantial support for those seeking treatment.  Many insurance plans require policyholders to meet a deductible and pay a coinsurance for addiction treatment services. For more detailed information on these terms, visit our health insurance terminology guide.

Meritain Health Insurance

Meritain Health is known for providing customizable and flexible health insurance policies designed to meet the diverse needs of its clients. As an Aetna-affiliated company, they combine a local approach with the benefits of a large network, offering access to a wide range of healthcare providers and services. Clients can expect a variety of plan options, including self-funded and network-based plans, that cater to the specific needs of individuals and groups seeking comprehensive health coverage.

About Meritain Coverage

In collaboration with health insurance companies like Aetna, Meritain Health ensures access to an extensive network of healthcare providers, including specialists in substance abuse treatment. 

Policyholders benefit from the broad Aetna network, encompassing a range of physicians, hospitals, and specialized treatment facilities. This partnership allows members to access the care they need from a diverse array of providers, ensuring comprehensive support for those facing substance abuse issues.

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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).”

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Understanding Your Meritain Health Insurance Card

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Three Types of Care at Cornerstone

Cornerstone’s residential treatment program is covered by many Meritain Health insurance policies and offers clients high-quality care in a beautiful Scottsdale residential setting.

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is covered by many Meritain policies and is designed to provide a high level of care for our clients stepping down from residential.

Clients in Cornerstone’s IOP can expect to engage in therapy sessions and group meetings for approximately 5 days per week, with supportive housing available.

Meet Our Expert Clinical Team

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Lionel Estrada, LISAC

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. 

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Nate Bush, LCSW

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 Meritain Health

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about Meritain Health rehab coverage.

What types of drug rehab programs is covered?

Meritain Health provides coverage for alcoholism, prescription drug abuse, street drug abuse, and co-occurring disorders (mental illness and addiction). Several types of treatments are available for any addiction including residential, partial hospitalization, standard outpatient, and intensive outpatient

The first step in getting treatment for an addiction is often to go through a detox program. Whether or not someone has to go through detox depends on the type of substance being used. Detox programs are medically supervised and ensure that the person is stable and able to safely complete treatment. After the detox process, additional levels of care will be recommended based on the person’s needs.

During inpatient rehab, the patient lives in an addiction rehab facility and participates in intensive therapies such as individual therapy, group therapy, EMDR therapy, and more. The idea is to learn the coping mechanisms necessary to live life on life’s terms and to let go of destructive coping mechanisms. 

Group sessions with other members help improve their confidence and interpersonal skills. These groups create an atmosphere of support and foster human connection. 

Partial hospitalization programs are often covered by your Meritain policy. The daily structure and services offered in partial hospitalization programs are fundamental to building and sustaining a solid life in recovery. 

Depending on an individual’s circumstances, support system, and the severity of their substance abuse, different levels of care may be recommended.

Outpatient programs may not be suitable for certain addictions such as cocaine addiction, fentanyl addiction, prescription addiction, and methamphetamine addiction. They are often recommended for people who have already completed treatment and are looking for continued support.

Alcohol Rehabs that accept Meritain health

Meritain Health alcohol rehab normally has four phases: alcohol detox, inpatient or outpatient programs, ongoing therapy, and aftercare.

Alcohol detox should never be done alone; medically-assisted detox for alcohol addiction is the standard procedure. Medically-assisted detoxification ensures that withdrawal symptoms do not impair the patient’s normal functioning. Some patients may experience severe withdrawal symptoms, which may cause potentially fatal complications if not managed carefully. 

Inpatient treatment is recommended for people with severe alcohol abuse problems as such programs involve medical management of both physiological and psychological aspects of alcoholism.

The final phase of Meritain Health alcohol rehab focuses on addressing the psychological aspects of alcohol abuse. Patients take part in one-on-one meetings with their counselors and learn coping mechanisms. The sessions aim to develop healthy routines for patients and help them identify mental patterns that lead to alcohol abuse. 


Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Disorder Treatment

Co-occurring disorders are mental health and substance abuse problems within the same person. Meritain rehab coverage includes treatment for co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. Over 9 million adults in the United States suffer from co-occurring disorders, according to SAMHSA’s 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

To determine whether a person is considered dual-diagnosis, a clinician will meet with the patient and assess their needs, identify their strengths, and figure out potential barriers to recovery. Rehab specialists then use this information to develop an integrated plan of care that addresses the patient’s mental illness and substance use disorder at the same time. 

Co-occurring disorders can be complex to treat. It’s important to know that getting the recommended treatment can reduce a person’s likelihood of leaving rehab early or relapsing. 

How do I find out what my policy covers?

To find out exactly what your specific Meritain insurance policy covers, Cornerstone’s team is happy to help! We can check your coverages to see if you are eligible for our substance abuse treatment programs.

Our admissions team will spend time gathering all of the specifics of your policy. We know the right questions to ask, and even better, we can advise you in layman’s terms what your coverage means. Visit our insurance verification page. 

How many times will Meritain cover rehab?

Recovery is an ongoing process and relapse is possible even after completing rehab. Relapse is a risk when  treating substance use disorders but it should not be looked at as a failure.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that relapse rates while in recovery are between 40% to 60%. Relapses can be analyzed to create prevention plans that will improve a person’s odds of remaining sober. Relapses can often help rehab specialists identify what needs to be changed in the patient’s plan of care.

Meritain Health understands that those struggling with substance use disorders may need rehab more than once. Insurance companies will usually pay for rehab if deemed medically necessary, regardless of how many times you have previously been to rehab. 

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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