Arlington Heights, IL
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reported that Illinois ranked fourth in the country for the highest budget cuts for mental health care in 2011, according to the Daily Herald. The mental health budget was cut by almost 32 percent or $187 million between 2009 and 2012.
What does this mean for families in Arlington Heights, Illinois? For many, it may mean looking beyond state-sponsored services to private mental health treatment facilities that have the resources necessary to provide comprehensive care.
Paying for Mental Health Treatment
When you are forced to turn to private mental health treatment rather than utilize state-subsidized treatment programs, your out-of-pocket expenses are going to increase. It’s necessary and unavoidable if you are going to find the best care for your Arlington Heights loved one. However, there is no reason that you can’t take advantage of the resources available to you. You can tap:
- Health insurance. Many services are covered in full while others may be covered in part.
- Friends and family. Start a website and ask for donations, ask for loans, or use cash gifts to pay for mental health treatment.
- Dedicated savings. Sometimes funds allocated for retirement, college and other purposes may be better used for health care.
- Financing options. Loans are available at affordable rates, allowing you to absorb the cost of treatment into your budget at a rate that works for you.
Get Help Finding the Best Treatment Program for Your Family’s Needs
Would you like to talk to someone about your options in mental health treatment and find a center that is able to work with you on financing? Contact us today at the phone number listed above to find out how we can help.