Patients Find Getting Coverage For Eating Disorders and Dealing With Their Insurance Companies Is Tough

Patients Find Getting Coverage For Eating Disorders and Dealing With Their Insurance Companies Is Tough

While this article from Kaiser Health News, Patients Find Getting Coverage For Eating Disorders Is Tough, is nearly a year old, little has changed in the difficulties people face when trying to get their insurance company to cover their eating disorder treatment.



Here is a quote from the article…

“I realized that food was the one thing I could have for myself and I could sort of escape … and it made me feel good,” said Turner, who lives in Annapolis, Md. “Over time it became a way for me to disassociate from my problems or whatever I was trying to avoid.”

Turner was suffering from binge eating disorder—a mental health condition that involves significant overeating brought on by depression and other emotional issues, according to mental health experts.

She has been treated for the condition for more than 20 years. Even though she has health insurance, obtaining coverage for the wide array of treatments has been problematic. Her plans would cover some treatments for depression, but not many other services, such as nutritional counseling with dietitians. At one point, she paid up to $200 a week to meet with a dietitian. This back and forth between coverage and her expensive out-of-pocket costs led to gaps in her treatment.

“It took me a long time to get to anything that even looked like recovery,” Turner said.


At Canopy Cove, we’re committed to helping our clients get the help they need – and get the help they deserve. Our goal is to not let the cost of treatment – or the hassle of dealing with your insurance company – keep you from finding a solution for eating disorder treatment. While we can’t get coverage for everyone, we often are better able to get answers quicker than if our clients call themselves.

Your treatment is too important.  Your quality of life is too important.  Don’t let dealing with the insurance companies stop you from getting the help you need for an eating disorder.

Please call us at 1-800-236-7524!

Canopy Cove’s Eating Disorder Treatment Programs offer compassionate, comprehensive treatment for females, males, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders and Co-Existing Diabetes, Depression, and Anxiety. Equine-Assisted Therapy is an weekly part of the Recovery process at Canopy Cove.

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