While you might think that free rehab won’t cost you anything, this isn’t always the case. In fact, many free rehab centers do charge fees, and there are other ways that free rehab can cost you or your loved one a certain amount of money.
In some cases, if you choose a free rehab center, you or your loved one may be more likely to need outpatient care. This can create a significant expense over a long period of time, and this is especially true if you or loved one needs a prescription medication to prevent withdrawal.
When Will You Or Your Loved One Know If A Free Rehab Center Charges Hidden Fees?
You or your loved one might not know about hidden fees of a free rehab center until you get your bill, and they can be hidden in the fine print. In addition, the fees may be mentioned in a way that is difficult to understand.
In addition, you or your loved one can read reviews of a free rehab facility that you’re considering to determine if they are likely to charge hidden fees. While there are many different types of hidden fees that you could get hit with, these are some of the most common ones to be aware of:
- Meal expenses
- Expenses related to medical care
- Processing and administrative fees
You May Be Charged Miscellaneous Expenses
In some cases, the treatment at a rehab facility will be free, but you or your loved one may have to pay for meals and other ordinary expenses while you’re staying in the facility. However, it’s important to note that meals can be more expensive than they would be otherwise because you or your loved one is only eating at the facility.
You or your loved one may have to pay paperwork processing fees. The amount that these fees cost varies considerably, but some free rehab centers do not charge this expense at all.
You Or Your Loved One Might Have To Pay For Certain Medical Treatments
In some cases, you or your loved one will have to pay for certain medications that you receive while you’re in the free rehab facility, but this depends on where you live as well as your insurance status. However, this is often not the case when the free treatment is provided by a charity organization.
You or your loved one may have to pay for unexpected medical expenses that arise. It’s not uncommon for an unexpected medical situation to arise as a result of drug or alcohol withdrawal.
Is It Possible To Dispute Hidden Costs?
In some cases, it is possible to dispute them. However, if the expenses were listed in the fine print when you or a loved one signed the necessary documents, chances are you won’t be able to dispute the fees. If the fees were charged without being disclosed, you may have a successful case.
If you do not get paid days off from work, you won’t be earning anything while you’re at rehab. In some cases, this can lead to a significant expense.
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