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Cornerstone of Recovery Accepts UnitedHealthcare for Drug Rehab

If you’re a resident of North Carolina suffering from addiction, and you have commercial UnitedHealthcare insurance, then you have a way to pay for residential addiction treatment. Many people who choose to seek help for addiction and other mental health issues don’t realize that commercial insurance plans often provide benefits to pay for treatment at facilities like Cornerstone of Recovery. As one of the leading substance abuse treatment providers in the Southeast, Cornerstone accepts most major commercial health insurance plans, including United Healthcare. More importantly, we make it our mission to get the most out of the behavioral health benefits provided by those plans, so that you can concentrate on addiction treatment instead of worrying about how to pay for it.

Why Does UnitedHealthcare Pay for Addiction Treatment?

In 1996 and in 2008, Congress passed mental health parity laws that require large-group health insurance plans that cover mental health treatment to do so with benefits that are greater than or equal to the benefits provided for medical and surgical care. The 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) expanded that mental health coverage to include addiction treatment, and then in 2010, the Affordable Care Act — known as “Obamacare” — removed mental health history, including addiction and alcoholism, from the list of pre-existing conditions that once resulted in a denial of coverage or higher premiums. In addition, mental health and addiction treatment fell under the list of 10 essential health benefits with no annual or lifetime dollar limits to coverage, and the MHPAEA was extended to smaller insurance group and individual plans on the Health Exchange Marketplace. Because of those regulations, companies like UnitedHealthcare — which gives coverage to roughly 40 million Americans — are required to provide behavioral health coverage for addiction treatment. As a result, North Carolina residents with a UnitedHealthcare insurance plan qualify for some or all of their treatment at Cornerstone of Recovery to be covered.

Why Use Your UHC Policy at Cornerstone?

In selecting a facility that accepts your UnitedHealthcare plan, it’s important to choose one that provides the maximum amount of services for your benefits. At Cornerstone of Recovery, we’ve been a leader in the substance abuse treatment field for almost three decades, and today, we provide our services out of a new campus that opened its doors in 2017. By combining a traditional 12 Step approach to addiction treatment with clinically tested therapies, we design individualized plans for each patient, whether they come from one of the five major railroads or four major airlines with whom we contract for treatment or from an small business in the North Carolina countryside. Our goal is to provide a full continuum of care for everyone who seeks relief from the burden of addiction, and by treating it as the disease it’s been labeled by major medical organizations, we help our patients understand that they’re not “bad” people trying to become “good” — they’re sick people trying to get well. At Cornerstone of Recovery, patients with a UnitedHealthcare plan can rest assured that we’ll provide them with everything they need to recover without the worry of undue financial hardship.

Does My Particular UHC Policy Cover Treatment at Cornerstone?

To begin your treatment journey, call us today at (828) 333-5888. Our Admissions staff is standing by 24 hours a day to assess your treatment needs, and to help you determine the exact coverage that your particular UnitedHealthcare plan provides. We understand that figuring out the extent of coverage can be a stressful factor that may hinder your determination to treat your addiction, but it doesn’t have to be.
At Cornerstone, we work on a daily basis with insurance companies across the country, for residents of North Carolina and beyond who have UnitedHealthcare and other plans. Treatment of your addiction is our priority, and we understand that you can’t truly surrender to the process without knowing exactly how your insurance plan will provide for your treatment. That’s where we come in. Call us today, and let’s get started.

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Jess Gupton

North Carolina Regional Outreach Manager

As Cornerstone of Recovery’s North Carolina Regional Outreach Manager, Jess Gupton often finds herself sharing her personal story of experience, strength and hope.

Her job takes her from her home in Asheville, which she shares with her partner, Vanessa; to Charlotte and beyond. She works closely with North Carolina businesses and companies to introduce Cornerstone’s proven track record of successful addiction treatment into new markets and industries. Her position involves a great deal of networking and establishment of new business contacts, but the most rewarding part of it, she says, is the time she spends with patients.

As Cornerstone’s primary point of contact in North Carolina, she’s often the face of Cornerstone to those who come to our 23-acre campus near Knoxville, Tenn., for residential addiction treatment. She’s a testament to the almost 30-year track record Cornerstone has of successfully delivering addicts and alcoholics from the depths of despair into the light of recovery, a path she knows all too well. By the time she found it herself in 2012, she was at the end of the road.

“My sister told me that she was done with me — that I wouldn’t be able to see her children, that she wouldn’t come see me in prison, that she wouldn’t even come to my funeral because I had hurt her so badly,” Gupton says. “I had just gotten my fourth DUI charge; I had been arrested 14 times total; and at one point, I was living under a bridge, homeless, for about seven months. My life consisted of waking up, having to take a shot of vodka to get rid of the shakes, throwing that shot up, then taking two more just to be able to drive to the liquor store to get more, crying the whole way. I was tired, and I knew I was going to die.”

In December 2012, she received medical detox at a facility in Knoxville, then traveled to Lewisburg, Tenn., where she went through treatment. While many of her peers were unhappy with their situations, Gupton was joyful.

“I knew I was going to live,” she says. “I was just happy to be there, to be alive.”

She stayed in Lewisburg for 14 months, residing in a support living facility and working a fast food job. Although she was getting by on $20 a week, she was still grateful, and she built a recovery network through meetings, service work and the Steps. Back in East Tennessee, she approached Cornerstone with a desire to get involved in drug and alcohol treatment as a career; when she was informed she needed two years of clean time to work with patients, she applied for any position just to get a foot in the door, and went to work in housekeeping.

In 2014, she began work as a counselor in the Young Adult and Recovery Renewal programs at Cornerstone. She’s continued to work in the treatment field ever since, as a crisis coordinator for another program before moving to Western North Carolina, and in 2017, she returned to Cornerstone under the Marketing Department banner. As Cornerstone’s liaison with the Tarheel State, she wakes up every day grateful to deliver the message of hope and the promise of freedom that she herself once received.

“If I can get recovery, then I have no doubt anyone can,” she says. “And watching them get it is the best part. Seeing them at their bottom, when they don’t feel like it will ever get better, and then talking them through that … talking their families through that … and watching the light come on once they get to Cornerstone and get excited to live again, that’s the best part of my job.”

If you have questions about Cornerstone of Recovery or would like to schedule an admission: Call Jess Gupton directly

(828) 333-5888

Why Leave North Carolina For Treatment?

At Cornerstone of Recovery, we’ll help you remove that suit and find the true self you’ve kept hidden under a miasma of drugs for so long. And by leaving North Carolina for a temporary respite in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, you’ll do so in a new environment, free of distractions from the place you spent so much time getting high and away from the people who are so closely associated with your addiction.

New Comers Residential Program

The Newcomer’s Program is designed for first-time treatment seekers who are reaching out for help for the first time.

Recovery Renewal Program

Recovery Renewal, a more intense therapeutic path for those who are treatment-savvy but haven’t been able to find permanent sobriety after they leave;

Young Adult Residential

Young Adults, for young people ages 18 to 26, that helps those individuals develop the life skills and maturation that have been stunted by drugs and alcohol

Women's Program

The Women’s Program, a gender-exclusive treatment path that gives female patients a safe space to process problems and traumas unique to women in addiction.


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