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Author Topic: Good Residential Rehab that takes Medicare? For PTSD, anxiety and depression.  (Read 1471 times)


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Hi all, I hope some of you can help me out. I am sure someone has been in this situation.  My PTSD has gotten so bad, my therapist recommended in-patient trauma treatment program. The issue I am finding, it is very hard to find a competent place that does good trauma work (I dont have addicitions or substance abuse issues) that takes Medicare. There are places that take insurance,  so even if i manage to get on private insurance for a few months through my spouses work, my guess is , it would be secondary, and a Rehab I was recommended to said they would need to bill the primary insurance. Or its $30,000 a month, which ofcourse I don't have.
Preferably I would like a center that can deal with chronic pain asnwell, but priority is a good trauma program .
So I have a few questions.
- Can anyone recommend a great trauma rehab program , anywhere in the U.S.A, that accepts Medicare?
- does anyone know more concrete information how/if it is possible to get a private insurance as primary? Or is it an option to go off Medicare for a few months so a private insurance can be primary? (Is that a thing? To go off and come back on?)
- I would love to hear recommendations or good trauma rehab programs, even if they don't take Medicare. I like to compare.

I still feel like with a physical disability,  people are understanding,  but for mental health, there is so much judgement and shame. I wish I can try a gofundme but I am not ready to go so public with my mental health struggles and no one will donate if its anonymous person.
Why do rehabs need to he so so expensive?? I do understand.  But I also need the good ones to take insurance!


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I was wondering if you are current/former military or first responder?  If you are, there are several veteran and first responder PTSD organizations....  one that comes to mind for first responders is The Code Green Campaign.  You can google them, and if you call them, they may be able to point you in the right direction....

I hope this helps...



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I am nor military or first responder, past or present. Thank you for your response


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Since your spouse is currently working, the employer insurance will be primary, Medicare secondary, as long as the employer has at least 100 employees (or is a smaller employer with a multi-group/multiple employer group health plan).

So, there is no reason to drop Medicare.

You cannot drop Medicare Part A anyway if you want to continue getting monthly SSDI benefits- and Part A would pay the inpatient bills.
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