The Costs Behind Outpatient Care

Every individual seeking recovery deserves to find a safe environment to support them along their journey. Unfortunately, many do not get the help they need because they do not think they can afford rehab. Let's explore one type of treatment, its costs and how individuals can pay for it.

What Is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient care is when an individual travels to rehab to receive treatment and then returns home at night instead of staying at the facility. The flexibility of outpatient treatment allows individuals to keep up with family or work responsibilities.

A few types of outpatient care include:

  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Outpatient detox

What Are Outpatient Costs?

Outpatient costs depend on the type of care an individual receives. They will vary depending on treatment length and intensity, as well as the severity of an individual's condition. Since clients do not stay overnight, costs will be less than those for inpatient rehab.

How much outpatient rehab costs also depends on how an individual can pay, whether with insurance or through other methods. 

How to Pay for Outpatient Costs

There are several ways you or your loved one can pay for outpatient treatment, including through insurance, loans, fundraising and more.


Many insurance policies will fully or partially pay for outpatient treatment costs, though policies will differ in what treatments they cover. Individuals may need to pay co-pays, deductibles or other out-of-pocket costs.

When you verify your insurance with a rehab facility, they will let you know what it will cover, helping you plan and prepare for costs.

Other Methods

If you don't have insurance or if your policy does not cover the treatment you need, there are many other ways to pay for outpatient rehab. A few include:

  • Loans: Contact your financial institution to learn about their loan options, or find an institution that specializes in loans for health care issues. 
  • Credit card: Pay for treatment with a low-interest credit card, paying back the balance as you can.
  • Fundraising: If you feel comfortable sharing your experiences, you may ask friends and family to donate money to help you cover treatment costs.

Learn More About Outpatient Treatment at Diamond House Detox

At Diamond House Detox, we believe individuals should have every opportunity to receive the treatment they need and deserve. We work with many private health insurance coverages, so contact us online today or call us at 800-205-6107 to see how we can help you begin outpatient treatment.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
Vicky Magobet