Table 4.14a
Facility payment options, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: March 31, 2003
Number
Facility operation and primary focus Total Number of facilities1    
Type of payment accepted Sliding
fee
scale
Treatment
at no
charge for
clients who
cannot pay
Cash or
self-
ayment
Private
health
insurance
Medicare Medicaid State-
financed
health
insurance
Federal
military
insurance
No
payment
accepted
Other
Total  13,623 12,291 9,234 4,746 7,151 4,854 4,736 575 354 8,705 7,549
Facility operation      
Private non-profit  8,258  7,438 5,549 3,041 4,906 3,154 2,741 408 238 5,754 5,223
Private for-profit  3,403  3,341 2,328   853 1,129   914 1,054  14  70 1,712   868
Local, county, or community govt    979    909   723   487   679   480   448  24  18   806   699
State government    475    398   336   241   300   210   211  43   8   343   357
Federal government    339    140   212    60    54    42   238  35   7    50   252
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    196    123   160    38    32    27   152   4   2    41   171
Dept. of Defense    102      6    34     9     6     5    78  17   2     - -    47
Indian Health Service     34      9    17    12    15     9     7   9   3     6    29
Other      7      2     1     1     1     1     1   5   - -     3     5
Tribal government    169     65    86    64    83    54    44  51  13    40   150
Primary focus of facility      
Substance abuse treatment services  8,351  7,507 5,020 1,777 3,739 2,392 1,972 413 218 5,253 4,750
Mental health services  1,157  1,094 1,001   822   861   590   687   7  24   749   566
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 3,600  3,308 2,920 1,942 2,328 1,736 1,894 110  98 2,478 1,915
General health care    249    198   206   156   150    88   144   8   6    88   149
Other/unknown    266    184    87    49    73    48    39  37   8   137   169
1 Number of facilities sums to more than the Total column because a facility could accept more one payment option.
- -  Quantity is zero.
SOURCE:  Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2003.