How Much Does Outpatient Rehab Cost?: Factors and Options

You need outpatient rehab because you are stepping down from inpatient. Or maybe you are going straight into outpatient rehab, and this is your first time setting foot in a alcohold and drug rehabilitation centercility. Either way, you are probably wondering how much this will cost. You’re also mentally weighing the cost versus benefits and risks to determine if this is worth it. The straightforward answer is yes, outpatient rehab is worth the cost, especially since your entire life is riding on your sobriety.

Outpatient rehab costs depend on several factors. In this post, we’ll dive deep into everything that can affect the overall costs for an outpatient rehab program. If you’re planning, do you have some time to budget for this addiction recovery journey? Read on!

General outpatient rehab costs

The excellent news is outpatient rehab is always cheaper than inpatient care. This difference is because patients in outpatient rehab aren’t staying the night while receiving around-the-clock medical and mental health care and supervision. Outpatient care is much less intense and restrictive.

While there isn’t an exact number we can give you, the NCDAS, the best place to find relevant and accurate statistics on substance abuse, can give us an average. According to their researchers, the cost of outpatient rehab for a 3-month program is approximately $5,000, slightly more than $1,500 a month. For many, that is much more doable than some alternatives, especially choosing not to go to treatment and continue with their addiction.

Luckily, many insurance companies cover partial or all expenses of outpatient rehab.

Another great piece of information is that Medicare and Medicaid cover outpatient treatment. According to Medicare Advocacy, “Medicare will pay for treatment of alcoholism and substance use disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings, and Medicare Part B will pay for outpatient substance abuse treatment services from a clinic or hospital outpatient department.”

Overall, there are ways to help get addiction treatment costs covered.

Outpatient rehab cost factors

There are quite a few factors to examine when considering the cost of outpatient addiction rehab.

  • Facility location: in the case of Fusion Recovery Centers, our main addiction treatment center is located in Menands, NY, but we have other alcohol and drug addiction help facilities throughout New York.
  • Private vs. shared accommodation
  • Services offered
  • Medications used: like methadone treatment or suboxone treatment
  • Amenities offered (e.g., equine therapy, yoga, art therapy, etc.)
  • Insurance coverage
  • Financing options
  • How long does the treatment last, e.g., 28-30 days, 60 days, or 90 day

Consider these factors when making an outpatient rehab treatment facility choice. Each of them can cause your overall bill to vary.


Outpatient rehab can be expensive, but programs are available to help offset the cost. Keep in mind that several factors come into play when considering the cost of rehabilitations centers, but rest assured that most insurance will cover some or all of outpatient rehab. The benefits of sobriety and a life in recovery far outweigh any costs associated with getting help. If you’re ready to take the first step on your journey to recovery, contact Fusion Recovery about our outpatient programs, costs, and insurance. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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