How is it possible that as the carrier of the family insurance, my daughter overdosed and was treated for drug abuse on more than one occasion and I wasn’t even aware? Shouldn’t I have some access to information if I pay the bills? – Madison Parent
Insurance and what a health insurance plan covers affect many decisions concerning access to services and treatment. As you seek help for your child or loved one, one of the first things to know is — What will insurance cover? What are the eligibility requirements for different types of treatment? Can you/how can you access your child’s health information?
Healthcare Insurance Information (pdf). The Parent Addiction Network surveyed the healthcare insurance providers in Dane County in late 2012. See the document for information about each one, what to do if you don’t have insurance, tips and questions to ask your healthcare provider when you are seeking information about drug treatment services.
** 11/1/2015 Many Dane County residents have not yet signed up for health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act even though they are eligible. They have another chance with the start of open enrollment November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016. Get free help to sign up for Marketplace insurance or BadgerCare Plus in Dane County plus help to pay your premiums through United Way HealthConnect, call 2-1-1 anytime, day or night.
– See attached flyers for key information and list of local resources and help: Five Things to Know about 2016 ACA Health insurance. Most people get financial assistance to lower their costs when they sign up through the Marketplace, and Dane County residents may be eligible for additional financial assistance through the United Way HealthConnect Program – call 2-1-1 or see their web pages: Click here for English; Click here for Spanish
Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace Information. The ACA designates addiction treatment as an “essential health benefit” so most commercial insurance plans must cover it. Read more…
See the “Consumer Guide to Health Care – Paying for Health Care in Wisconsin“ website for complete information.
The Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center is: 1-800-318-2596 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325 1-855-889-4325)
The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance includes updated information on health care reform.
If you are looking for insurance for yourself or a loved one, try contacting Employment Resources Inc. of Madison. There are many ways to get people insured and ERI can help explain the options.
4126 Lien Rd #104, Madison; 608-246-3444
What do I do if we don’t have insurance?
Contact Journey Mental Health
Journey Mental Health Services
625 West Washington Avenue, Madison
Telephone: 608- 280-2720 608- 280-2720; 24 hours Crisis Services for AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES ONLY: 608-280-2600 608-280-2600
For AODA services: Walk-in registration for same day assessment is available on a first-come basis on Tuesday-Friday at 8:00 a.m.
For mental health services; Walk-in registration for same day assessment is available on a first-come basis on Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m.
AADAIP (Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Assessment Intervention Program) is a UW Hospital and Clinic program that provides affordable assessment and referral service.
PH: 608-262-1111 608-262-1111
Various treatment services include a self-pay or sliding scale option. See the Drug Treatment Directory, Dane County (pdf) for a listing.
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