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What is Blue Shield of California insurance?

Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit health plan founded in 1939. It offers a variety of health insurance plans, including individual and family plans, Medicare plans, and employer-sponsored coverage.

Blue Shield of California focuses on providing access to quality healthcare while promoting affordability and innovation.

Does Blue Shield of California Cover Mental Health And Substance Use Treatment?

Yes, Blue Shield of California typically offers coverage for mental health and substance use treatment as part of its health insurance plans.

Coverage can vary depending on the specific plan and policy details, but generally, these services are included to some extent. It’s important to review the details of your specific plan to understand what mental health and substance use treatment services are covered and any associated costs or limitations.

Additionally, Blue Shield of California is committed to complying with state and federal mental health parity laws, which require insurance plans to provide equal coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment as they do for other medical conditions.

What Is The Insurance Verification Process At Pacific Bay Recovery?

After we have verified your insurance coverage, you can expect the following process:


The first step for the individual seeking treatment, or a representative on their behalf, is to contact Pacific Bay Recovery. This can be done through a phone call, email, live website chat, or by filling out a contact form on our website.

Provide Insurance Information

They will be asked to provide their insurance information, which will include details like the insurance company name, policy number, group number, and the name of the insured.


Our admissions specialists will use this information to contact the insurance company and verify the coverage. They will inquire about the level of coverage for substance abuse treatment, including services such as detoxification, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, therapy, and medications.


Once the insurance coverage details are confirmed, Pacific Bay Recovery will share details with the individual about what services are covered, any co-pays or out-of-pocket expenses, and any other relevant information.

Discuss Financial Obligations

If there are any out-of-pocket expenses, Pacific Bay Recovery will discuss payment options which may include self-payment, payment plans, or other financial arrangements.

Treatment Planning

Based on the insurance verification results, the admissions team will work with the individual to create a treatment plan that aligns with all covered services.

Speak to One of Our Admissions Specialists to Learn More About Using Your BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA Coverage for Your Addiction Treatment Today!

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