Table 4.13a
Facility payment options, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: March 31, 2004
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-payment
Private health insurance Medicare Medicaid State-financed health insurance Federal military insurance No payment accepted Other
Total  13,454 12,117 8,957 4,471 6,969 4,700 4,516 562 1,377 8,645 7,283
Facility operation      
Private non-profit  8,053  7,229 5,323 2,815 4,717 2,991 2,585 398   987 5,646 5,002
Private for-profit  3,488  3,418 2,341   862 1,149   909 1,021  17   239 1,782   871
Local, county, or community govt.    956    878   688   443   669   474   422  33    68   780   682
State government    458    398   323   227   303   221   221  30    36   331   347
Federal government    327    122   191    56    49    40   222  36    12    55   239
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    185    108   148    40    29    23   139   5     6    46   162
Dept. of Defense    102      2    26     4     3     5    73  20     2     - -    43
Indian Health Service     34     10    14     9    14    10     8   8     4     7    29
Other      6      2     3     3     3     2     2   3     - -     2     5
Tribal government    172     72    91    68    82    65    45  48    35    51   142
Primary focus of facility      
Substance abuse treatment services  8,340  7,456 4,854 1,661 3,672 2,341 1,907 424   967 5,276 4,639
Mental health services  1,104  1,022   951   744   823   576   665   8    66   685   519
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 3,558  3,282 2,872 1,895 2,268 1,643 1,775  93   287 2,474 1,853
General health care    219    181   174   130   126    81   121   7    16    87   131
Other/unknown    233    176   106    41    80    59    48  30    41   123   141
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), 2004.