Which addiction treatments are covered by Aetna?
Workit Health accepts Aetna for its 100% virtual addiction treatment clinics for opioid, stimulants, and alcohol use disorders in many states. These programs include medication-assisted treatment when clinically appropriate.
Is Workit Health as effective as drug or alcohol rehab?
Although rehab has commonly been the solution for a drug or alcohol problem, many rehabs aren’t backed by science and don’t offer the FDA-approved medications that can reduce discomfort and risk of relapse. Workit’s programs are rooted in science and backed by evidence, and all of our clinicians are waivered to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone) when appropriate. 80% of our members are adherent with the program after six months, meaning that digital care surpasses the efficacy of in-person treatment.
At Workit Health our harm-reduction-based program is adaptable to all stages of substance use and recovery, meaning you don’t have to identify as an addict or hit a rock bottom to reach out for help.
What can I expect from telemedicine addiction treatment?
Workit Health’s digital app allows you to connect with licensed clinicians, coaches, and counselors dedicated to helping you meet your recovery goals. You’ll have provider appointments, join online recovery groups, chat with your care team, work through a therapeutic curriculum to help you learn coping skills, and complete drug tests—all through the app. When clinically appropriate, medication will be e-prescribed to your local pharmacy.
What medications FDA-approved to treat opioid use disorder are part of Workit’s program?
Workit Health-affiliated clinicians can prescribe two of the medications approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder: buprenorphine and naltrexone. Medications are e-prescribed to your local pharmacy as clinically appropriate.
Buprenorphine partially stimulates opioid receptors in the brain to relieve withdrawal, reduce cravings, and lessen the risk of overdose and relapse. In the medications prescribed in our program, buprenorphine is combined with naloxone to help prevent misuse. Suboxone is a popular brand name for buprenorphine/naloxone, and other brands include Zubsolv and Bunavail, as well as generics.
Naltrexone (common brand names ReVia, Dapade, and Vivitrol) blocks the effects of opioids in the brain and helps to reduce cravings, for a lower risk of relapse.
What medications are FDA-approved to treat alcohol use disorder?
There are three medications approved by the FDA to treat alcohol use disorder: naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram. Workit Health’s affiliated clinicians are able to prescribe these medications as clinically appropriate.
Naltrexone (common brand names ReVia, Dapade, and Vivitrol) bonds with opioid receptors and affects the pleasure center in the brain. The medication can reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol, reduce cravings for alcohol, and reduce heavy drinking days.
Acamprosate (common brand name Campral) affects neurotransmitters in the brain. It can help you manage your cravings for alcohol and may balance your brain chemistry once you’ve quit drinking.
Disulfiram (common brand name Antabuse) provides negative reinforcement by causing unpleasant physical effects—including headache, nausea, and vomiting, among others—shortly after even a small amount of alcohol is consumed. These consequences discourage alcohol consumption by making it so unpleasant.
How do I know if my Aetna plan is covered?
We know that insurance can seem intimidating, but Workit Health and Aetna want to make it as simple as possible to receive the care you need! You can click here to check your insurance coverage with Workit Health in five minutes online. Or if you prefer, call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify benefits.