One of the biggest roadblocks for someone getting treatment for a substance use problem is fear of being stigmatized. People who need help often do not seek it because of the risk to their job or reputation. Many worry that they would suffer consequences should it become known they went to rehab.
A solution to this quandary is the concept of private pay. Some people who go to rehab wants to know for certain that their stay will remain private. For this reason they opt to forgo the use of their insurance plan and instead use private pay.
When someone does use his or her healthcare plan there will always be a paper trail left behind. It is impossible to protect privacy 100% when using insurance. With private pay, there will be no digital footprint left behind.
Montecito by Capo by the Sea Provides Private Pay Option
People in high profile careers who wish to get help for their substance problem are especially conscious about privacy issues. Whether a public figure, a celebrity, professional athlete, or a high level executive, they want their personal data secure.
It isn’t just being at rehab that must be kept private. During treatment people share their very personal stories and feelings, so the client must be assured of total privacy. While in treatment, the last thing you need to be worried about is whether your privacy is being protected.
By opting for private pay you will have added another layer of safety. Going the private pay route provides the peace of mind needed to be able to focus on treatment. You can rest easy knowing that your stay at rehab cannot be tracked or reported.
Protection Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Act
In most cases rehab centers will adhere to legal protocols. Each treatment center can provide access to their privacy policies. Anyone can request this information to get a feel for the rehab’s commitment to protect their clients’ rights.
There is also a federal law called HIPAA that was designed to protect patient data. This law provides safeguards against patient records being released without approval. Staff members are also held to the HIPAA standard. They are trained to minimize access to patient data and how to protect this sensitive information.
Even with the HIPAA law in place, in this digital age it isn’t foolproof. The only way to guarantee total privacy and anonymity is through using a private pay option. Knowing that you can receive the treatment you need for a substance use disorder without being outed does matter. It can make the difference between getting help or continuing to spiral downward.
If you or a loved one is concerned about your privacy, consider the private pay option at Montecito. Your privacy is respected, honored, and protected with us.