Funding private rehab treatment

Executive Rehab Guide was created to connect people who are suffering to the right treatments in the right rehabs.

We believe everyone deserves to have an affordable and effective treatment that is accessible to them whenever they need it.

The aim of the Executive Rehab Guide is to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to tackle alcohol and drug problems proactively and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your career and relationships.

Making the decision to attend private or NHS rehab requires a lot of courage

We appreciate that there are several varying factors in this decision-making process, including:

  • Assessing the severity of your dependency issue and admitting that you need help
  • Considering time commitment and the impact on work and family responsibilities
  • Assessing the financial cost of your available options

If you have made the decision to go to rehab, you have made the decision to regain control over your life and the lives of those around you.

We are here to break things down fully and ensure the decision-making process is as easy as possible for you.

NHS funding for alcohol or drug rehabilitation

Accessing residential rehab VIA the NHS can take a number of weeks, and even months.

Although NHS resources are limited, it is still possible to receive funding for private rehab treatment.

UK residents looking for rehabilitation treatments funded by the NHS have two options: treatment at community-based rehab or private residential rehab.

When applying for NHS funding for the residential rehab treatment, advisers will often recommend you to explore local community-based outpatient options.

This can mean attending a local support group weekly for a few months.

Organise treatment through your GP, who will refer you to your nearest alcohol and drug action team.

What steps do I need to take?

  1. Contact your GP and find out what treatment options or support groups they would recommend in your area.
  2. If there is a waiting list for treatment, ask to be added to the list immediately.
  3. Over time, after following the treatment advice offered, you can receive an assessment for residential rehab.

This option often takes longer than if you were to fund the treatment yourself.

Funding via your health insurance provider

The Castle Craig Executive Programme offers an intensive rehab treatment plan with added wellness activities for clients.Many of our clients are covered by a private healthcare insurance provider and can receive funding through this programme.

You may have set up your healthcare provider privately for your family or it could be an additional benefit offered by your workplace.

Many company policies cover residential alcohol and drug rehab treatment – this depends on the insurance company and specific terms of the insurance package that you have chosen but it is worth asking your employer or researching this yourself.

Most major private healthcare providers in the UK cover alcohol and drug treatment programmes.

Insurance providers: BUPA, Aviva, WPA, AXA, PPP, Blue Cross Shield, Cigna, Aetna, JSIS (Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme of the European Union.

Admissions are usually organised promptly, often within 48 hours as long as the admissions team have the required information.

What steps do I need to take?

  1. Contact your potential rehab clinic(s) with any questions you have about your insurance cover, the admissions process or the treatment programme.
  2. Call your private health insurance provider or employer to find out if your medical insurance package covers residential rehab treatment.
  3. Request a referral to a private rehab clinic from your GP and send the clinic your healthcare insurance number.
  4. The admissions team at your chosen private rehab clinic will liaise with your private health insurance provider and arrange for admission.

Click here for more information on receiving funding via your health insurance provider.

In reality, addiction is much more common than we think and often those in high-demand jobs are able to hide their dependency issues from family, friends and colleagues.Self-funding private rehab

If you require access to alcohol and drug detox treatment and addiction therapy immediately the best option is to privately-fund your treatment.

Visitors who have the funds available can start treatment often within 24 hours.

Our admissions team work their hardest to ensure a seamless and rapid admission.

What steps do I need to take?

  • Contact the admissions team of your chosen clinic, who will ask some questions about the history of the addiction problem. They can also offer advice on the different payment options.
  • You will need a letter from your GP with some relevant medical history. If, for personal reasons, you cannot or do not wish to involve your GP then please contact your chosen facility anyway.
  • Your chosen facility advisers will guide you through the next steps by sending you a pre-admissions information pack and discussing your transport arrangements and any other concerns.

Contact Castle Craig Admissions Department, who are available 24/7, if you are looking for a reliable and esteemed rehabilitation centre in the UK.

Credit cards or other loans

There are, of course, other ways to acquire the finance needed to pay for rehab.

For some people, when they do not have the money disposable at the moment but know their recovery will benefit their lives (and financial situation as a result) they choose to pay using a loan or credit card.

What steps do I need to take?

  1. Contact your chosen clinic(s) and confirm whether they accept credit card payments.
  2. Verify what length of treatment you would need and how much this would cost.
  3. Liaise with the credit card company and ensure you come to a loan amount and interest rate that you can realistically and comfortably payback.
  4. Request a referral to a private rehab clinic from your GP.

What if I can’t afford residential treatment?

For patients or families who struggle to afford residential rehabilitation, we are able to discuss alternative and more affordable treatment options.

We also can give advice on funding options such as cross-border healthcare and funding via statutory services (NHS and social services).

For more information on Castle Craig’s policies specifically, contact by phone or email on:

“I can’t fault it - it was/is a fantastic place to begin recovery. Every member of staff has your best interests at heart!”
Frankie S.

Support for You – One Woman’s Story

Louise C, business owner

Louise C. runs a successful family business in Scotland that employs 90 people.

But she very nearly lost all of this, and her life, due to chronic alcoholism.

In residential rehab she realised that the disease of alcoholism “was going to kill me“.  After many weeks of therapy she was able to face up to her alcohol problems and denial, overcome her fears and learn to be “happy in my skin and happy to be myself.”


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