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About NHS

The NHS provides coverage for a wide range of benefits to people who are ordinarily residents of the United Kingdom. Overseas visitors and illegal immigrants are not normally eligible for NHS care, with some exceptions (emergency care, care for children, and treatment for infectious diseases).

The publicly financed benefits package is comprehensive and can vary across regions. User charges are applied to ophthalmic care, most dental care, and outpatient prescriptions, as well as to certain products.

NHS rehabs are a great resource for those who need addiction help but cannot afford private treatment. However, it is important to be aware of the limitations of NHS rehabs before seeking treatment. NHS rehabs typically offer less comprehensive care than private rehabs, and they may not be able to accommodate all types of addictions.

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There is no such thing as an NHS residential rehab. It is possible to be referred to a private residential rehab through the NHS, but it can be extremely difficult to gain a referral. Residential rehab is often considered a last resort for clients, as it incurs quite a high cost. There are other services provided by the NHS to treat addiction, some of which include:

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NHS for Medical Detox

NHS rehabs can provide both inpatient and outpatient detox to clients. Medicines can be used to manage withdrawal symptoms and ensure detox is done safely. However, there may not be enough beds due to high demand and budget cuts. Immediate care might not be a possibility. Placement on a waitlist can occur and can take several months to acquire treatment.

Addiction Treatment Options

NHS and Addiction Counselling

The NHS provides support for addiction through various treatments and therapies, such as group counselling and individual therapy. Waiting times for individual counselling can be long, sometimes eight weeks or more before treatment begins.

Referrals to Other Community Based Organisations

The NHS can help those who cannot afford private rehab by directing them to community-based services. These services can include group counselling, support groups, and access to addiction charities.

Free Inpatient Rehabs

The NHS does not provide residential rehab, but other outside groups offer free alcohol and drug rehab.

NHS Funded Rehabs

Private inpatient rehabs can be funded through the NHS, but may be difficult to secure a spot. Clients must meet strict criteria to be eligible, and they may have to jump through hoops to get the care they need.

NHS Rehab Coverage FAQs

What are the waiting times like?

Millions of people are waiting for treatment from the NHS. This number has increased since the pandemic began. It is important to be aware of this as it may mean that you have to wait a long time for treatment, which can be risky if your condition is severe.

How can I get into an NHS Rehab?

You can get help for addiction from your General Practitioner, a specialist organisation, or a treatment service in your local area.

Does NHS cover inpatient drug and alcohol rehab?

Yes, NHS insurance plans typically cover the cost of inpatient drug and alcohol rehab. The extent of coverage for inpatient rehab will depend on the specific NHS insurance plan you have and any exclusions or limitations that apply to that plan.

Does NHS cover inpatient mental health?

The NHS offers outpatient addiction treatment for free. They also offer inpatient treatment for services like medical detox. However, residential rehabilitation is available through referrals.

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