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What are the private rehab costs?

In the UK, private rehab costs will vary depending on the level of care, treatment required and the individual rehabilitation centre. The cost of private addiction rehab should never deter anyone from seeking addiction help, which is why, here at Port of Call, we offer advice on financing a stay at a private rehab detox. In some cases, an individual may be able to afford the full cost of private rehab, however this isn’t always the case and for those who need extra help, we offer a breakdown of costs and advice on funding private rehabilitation.

While private rehab can be expensive, for many, it is the most effective way of overcoming an addiction. Comprising of specific treatments, private rehab offers the best chance of an individual overcoming addiction. Here, we offer some options of funding private rehab, for those who are serious about recovering from their addiction and securing a place at a private rehab.

Private rehab cost

How much does private rehab cost in the UK?

Private rehab is available for overcoming both alcohol and drug addictions. Private rehab treatment costs often depend on the severity of the addiction. The level of treatment required is likely to alter the price, with more addictive behaviours having higher associated costs. On average, a residential private rehab treatment facility costs £1,000 a week. Some private rehab costs more, with exclusive, luxury facilities charging up to £5,000 per week.
More expensive facilities cost more due to high levels of care, specialised treatment and luxurious housing facilities. In general, a private rehab facility offers a detox treatment, rehab therapy and aftercare.

Private rehab cost breakdown

Private addiction rehab costs can be broken down into several categories:

  • Paid staff – Staff, including: doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff, provide medically supervised treatment and are paid according to their skill set.
  • Medical Equipment – Rehabilitation centres are required to stock certain types of medication, as detox is considered a medical emergency. Most rehab centres also invest in medical equipment.
  • Legal obligations – Rehab centres have to comply with very strict regulations as a safeguarding measurement – these regulations can be costly.

Funding the cost of private rehab

There are several ways of paying for private rehabilitation treatment, including:

Private health insurance

Before using private health insurance to finance the cost of private rehab, it is important to make sure your health plan covers private addiction rehab cost. If you are unsure, consult with your insurance company to confirm that you are covered.

Credit Card

While it isn’t advisable to pay the full private rehab cost on a credit card, they can be a good back up option, as the payment will be processed immediately. Credit cards should only be considered as a viable option as long as the individual is determined to repay the full loan once in a position to do so.

Family members

In some cases, family members may wish to help an individual fund all or part of the private rehab cost. While some families gift the money to cover the course of treatment, other family members may loan the money until the individual is able to pay it back.If you are still unsure on how to fund private rehab, give us a call on 08000029010 and our expert advisers will provide you with the help that you require.

Port of Call is here to help

If you, or your loved one, have an addiction, Port of Call is here to help you access the treatment you need. If you wish to speak to one of our helpful advisers for further information or advice on covering private rehab treatment costs, please contact us today by calling for free on 08000029010, or email help@portofcall.com.

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About the author: Martin Preston

Martin is our Founder and Chief Executive. Martin is himself in long term recovery and started Port of Call to help families navigate treatment options. In 2020 Martin will open Delamere Health Ltd, the UK’s first purpose built addiction treatment clinic.

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