Commercial insurance giving Kentuckians more access to medication-assisted treatment provider for substance use disorder

DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Behavioral Health Group announced that all five drug-assisted recoverySM (MAR) Centers for Behavioral Health (CBH) treatment centers in Kentucky now accept insurance from Anthem and UnitedHealthcare. In addition, patients can receive Medicaid and Original Medicare treatment at no cost to themselves. The centers are located in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Frankfurt, Louisville and Richmond.

The CBH treatment centers, which accept appointments and walk-ins, are part of the nation’s largest Joint Commission-accredited network of outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery centers. The centers include both an outpatient treatment program (OTP) and an outpatient opioid treatment program (OBOT) that allows for prescription drugs. They offer all three FDA-approved drugs to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), namely methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. The company’s comprehensive approach to treatment, medication options, counseling and recovery resources provides people with the care they need to stay alive, safe and on a long-lasting path to recovery. Learn more about medication here.

A public health crisis, opioid overdose deaths are the number one cause of accidental death in the United States today, surpassing car accidents in 2018. In 2021, the number of overdose deaths in this country increased by 30% and exceeded 100,000 for the first time. According to the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), Kentucky already had 3,552 reported opioid overdose deaths between January and April this year. Today, fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45, with 175 people dying each day.

“Our mission is to help people take their lives back,” said Amanda Karistai, BHG’s regional vice president. “We are excited to work as a provider in the UnitedHealthcare and Anthem network in Kentucky to help more people access quality care, and we will continue to work to expand coverage for Kentucky residents.”

For more information on CBH Kentucky treatment locations, visit the BHG website or call toll-free 844-535-7291.

About BHG

The Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a rapidly growing healthcare company creating a new class of recovery centers for individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). BHG specializes in Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) combined with addiction counseling delivered through the largest network of Joint Commission accredited outpatient treatment and recovery centers in the United States. Founded in 2006 and led by a seasoned leadership team with extensive experience in healthcare and behavioral health industries, BHG believes that comprehensive, evidence-based, personalized treatment plans focused on true recovery restore lives, strengthen families and the communities, in which we operate. BHG’s capabilities include a full range of counseling and behavioral therapies for individual, family and group counseling, drug-assisted recovery, intensive outpatient programs, mental health services, case management and community resource coordination services delivered at its treatment centers and via telemedicine. BHG treatment centers provide access to all FDA-approved medications through in-center dosing or prescription programs. BHG accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most major commercial healthcare plans, and works with government grants to support patients who choose to pay for themselves. With 117 locations in 24 states, BHG employs more than 2,100 people serving more than 43,000 patients. To learn more, visit

CONTACT: Nancy Buttyan Behavioral Health Group (BHG) 214-365-6146 [email protected]