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Getting Help: Clinics

Nhs Or Private Rehab?

Private Rehab

Private residential facility is better treatment option for many people. Enrolment for admission is done within 24 hours. You will be able to access private rehab treatment if you have the funds to pay privately or if you have private health insurance. You can also get admission in NHS to a private rehab centres.


Who Can Apply For Rehab Funding With The Nhs?

UK residents are entitled to benefit from free addiction treatment programs through licensed community based NHS rehab or private residential recovery centres across the country with the right equipment. You may have to prove that you have explored local community-based treatment options first in order to qualify for NHS funding at a residential rehab clinic. Getting into rehabilitation like this may be little longer, depending of whether your local addiction team is willing to pay for your treatment.


Get referral to the nearest alcohol and drug action team from your GP.


Advantages And Disadvantages

Private rehabilitation facilities:

  • Relaxed treatment plan
  • Fast turnaround admission process within 24 hour duration.
  • All treatment is done on one place: daily routine and care are in cohesion;
  • Privacy;
  • In the most cases, same staff and same therapist will be with patients during treatment;
  • We provide the environment and surrounding free from worries and issues where patients can concentrate on treatment sessions.
  • Strong bonds are formed with therapists and other patients in the therapeutic community;
  • Sometimes, facilities to make phone calls/receive letter, family visiting times and visiting accommodation are provided.
  • Art, gym health and fitness exercise activities are included in the treatment program;
  • Aftercare programme;
  • Costs more than NHS rehab treatment program.
  • Not always protected by health insurance.

Rehabilitation of NHS:

  • Completely free;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Everyone is eligible;
  • It's local and therefore closer to your family and home;
  • Lengthy admissions process;
  • Might not be referred to residential treatment;
  • Different treatments may be done at different clinics and centres;
  • Therapy may be interrupted by life distractions and easily obtainable drugs and alcohol;
  • There is a more limited access to personal therapist.
  • We provide the same staff and specialist throughout our treatment session to our patients.
  • Building vibrant outpatient network is difficult but not impossible to achieve;

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Nhs Elective: Cross Border Treatment

Organising admission to a private rehabilitation facility may take months and results are far from certain if you do it through the UK NHS of local addiction services. Funding through the EU cross border healthcare directive is however possible to gain a much faster access.

Alcohol Rehab Bedfordshire website can provide additional information to UK residents that want to try this alternative.