Parents Press Insurers to Cover the Costs of Wilderness Therapy

July 20, 2022 by Alexa Hornbeck
Parents Press Insurers to Cover the Costs of Wilderness Therapy

Since the early 2000s a series of news stories have highlighted the use of wilderness therapy as a resource for battling depression for those with suicidal thoughts and drug use.

Many of these stories also highlight the thousands of dollars in costs that these programs typically require of parents, and how they have been suing insurance companies for not covering the costs.

In one story of an individual who paid $70,000 for wilderness therapy, an insurer said that wilderness therapy was excluded because it’s considered “experimental.”

Lawsuits have been filed in Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah and many other states. 

Alexa can be reached at [email protected]

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