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We are happy to announce that health insurance members of UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum are now able to utilize their managed behavioral health care services at the New England Recovery Center (NERC). As a result, more individuals in need of services can access NERC’s full continuum of care, including inpatient detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient services and medication-assisted treatment. The entities that fall under this agreement include Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), UnitedHealthcare (UHN), ConnectiCare (CtCare) and Health Plans Incorporated (HPI), a subsidiary of HPHC.

For nearly 50 years, Spectrum Health Systems has helped thousands of individuals and families overcome addiction and reclaim their lives. Spectrum has grown to offer the largest and most comprehensive continuum of care in New England, now serving more than 5,000 individuals each day.

In 2015, Spectrum launched the New England Recovery Center, an innovative inpatient addiction treatment program for commercially insured and private pay clients. NERC provides medically monitored detoxification and inpatient addiction treatment in two state-of-the-art facilities located on a 25-acre campus in Westborough, Mass. Featuring an individualized and holistic approach to recovery, NERC offers warm, welcoming and modern accommodations, a fitness center, beautiful outdoor spaces, art therapy, yoga, massage therapy and specialized programming for families.

In addition to Optum, the New England Recovery Center also accepts Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, Lower Hudson Valley, Modern Assistance Program, Tufts Commercial and Mass Laborers. Regardless of insurance coverage, Spectrum Health Systems and NERC will ensure treatment is found for anybody struggling with addiction.

To learn more about addiction and insurance coverage, see our FAQ here. If you or a loved one needs help, Spectrum Health Systems and the New England Recovery Center are here. Call us anytime at 844-500-6372 for help and hope.

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