Can I Afford Rehab? – How to Pay for Rehab in Thailand

Concerns and worries about being able to pay for drug rehab shouldn’t keep a person from getting the treatment they need to turn their life around. If you are wondering whether or not you can afford rehab, consider these factors.

Can I Afford Rehab? - How to Pay for Rehab in Thailand

At Siam Rehab, one of the best and most affordable drug rehabs in Thailand, we understand there are a broad range of programmes  and opportunities that can help a person cover the costs of treatment. For example, some people might be eligible for a scholarship, others might receive assistance from a community based organisation. That being said, there are also general options that are widely available to men and women living in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States. If you are asking yourself “Can I afford rehab”, consider the following ways you may be able to cover your treatment.

"Will Insurance Cover My Drug Rehab?"

In most cases, insurance will cover some or all of a drug rehab programme. There could be stipulations, such as duration limitations, whether a preexisting condition exists, and network limitations. If you are unsure, you can call our affordable drug rehab for more information.

"Will My Superannuation Plan Cover Drug Rehab?

If you are Australian, and are in a financial hardship, you may be able to access money to cover the costs of treatment through your superannuation plan. Our affordable drug rehab in Thailand knows of many clients who were able to access funds within two weeks from starting the process. Please read more about it on our Superannuation page.

If you are from the United Kingdom, and would like to know whether the NHS will cover rehab abroad, please call your local clinical commissioning group.

Scholarships and Community Support

Some people might have a remaining balance after their insurance covers a portion of the treatment. The cost of a drug rehab can be offset by various programmes; however, what is available in your area will be largely dependent on your location, and other factors. Some rehabs offer scholarship programmes to those in need, you should ask whether or not this is an option.

If you cannot find a scholarship to pay for the cost of rehab, you are encouraged to ask friends and family. Anything is better than nothing. You might even consider a small fundraiser to offset some of the costs.

Certain communities, such as the Australian Aboriginal community will support people who need to go to drug rehab. If you belong to any religious, ethnic, or social community, you should explore whether there are any resources that can help you.

Take Advantage of Payment Plans

Once you have an idea of what rehab will cost you, ask the facility whether they offer financing options or payment plans. If you have concerns about covering the cost of drug rehab and your credit card bills or mortgage, you can ask the creditors for an extension. It is up to you to choose whether you want to tell them you will be at rehab. If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, simply ask them for a one or two month delay in payment. Most creditors are understanding about this.

Review Your Employment Benefits

Now that you have a better understanding of how you might be able to pay for an affordable drug rehab in Thailand, it is important to know how you can take time off. The cost of a drug rehab can become more management when you know you have money coming in while you are getting treatment. If you are working, find out how much sick days or vacation time you have. Try to use any of these days for your rehab stay. Short term disability might also be an option, but you will need to make sure the policy covers rehab treatment. In the event of your employer denying you a leave of absence, you may be able to file an appeal. Whether this is an option largely depends on your country. In Australia, the UK, and the US, this is certainly possible.

The Cost of Rehab in Australia

At Siam Rehab, a number of our clients come from Australia. The government does pay for public rehab treatment, and this cost is about A$117 per day. Clients are asked to pay their living costs which is about A$200-300 a week.

Private residential rehab costs between A$7,000 to A$30,000 per month, and in a hospital setting it costs about A$800 a day. If you take counselling sessions, these will cost between A$150 and A$350 per session. There are significant differences between a private and a public rehab facility and include, but are not limited to:

  • There are no waiting times for a private facility
  • Your treatment is customised to your needs
  • You get more one on one attention with addiction specialists
  • The environment is more comfortable in a private rehab setting

A drug rehab abroad will be less expensive; yet the quality of care is not compromised. In Thailand, you can find effective, honest, and ethical rehab treatment that is the same, if not better, than that in Australia.

There is no evidence that suggests a A$40,000 luxury rehab will lead to a better outcome. Thus, you should not have to take out a huge loan or remortgage your house to pay for a rehab – especially when there are affordable private drug rehabs available.

If you would like to know more about our affordable drug rehab in Thailand, please call Siam Rehab today.