Heroin addiction is a dangerous substance, and often ends in
tragedy. For someone suffering from addiction who finally managed to take the
next step and seek help, being turned away because their insurance won’t
cover it is one of the last things they need to have happen.
For Courtney Griffin, her death could have been prevented if not for her
insurance getting declined. Without it, her treatment would cost
Cheaper options exist, like state-funded treatment. State-funded treatment
is intended to help those who don’t have or can’t afford insurance,
or those who cannot pay the necessary costs. These state-sponsored clinics
may not offer the same level of treatment and service a private clinic
can, but they still offer help, often free of charge for eligible participants.
While these programs offer a great service, they simply can’t accommodate
everyone who needs help. This means they often have a major drawback:
a wait list. That can end in people who need help never receiving the
treatment they so desperately need.
Research shows that it’s important to move quickly when a long-term-user is willing
to seek help. Their motivation may be fleeting, and missing the window
to get them help because of a wait list can be dangerous to their health.
How We Can Help
At Turning Point, we hope to prevent situations like Courtney’s ever
happening. We offer financing options for patients whose insurance won’t
cover their treatment to ensure they get the best care, right when they
need it. We do accept most major insurance plans, but encourage you to
contact our staff if you have any questions.