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Should I see an in-network or out-of-network Suboxone Doctor?

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

To see or not to see, that is the question. Whether an in-network or out-of-network is best suited for you depends on many variables: are you simply looking for a Suboxone prescription? Do you care about the providers’ expertise? How much can you afford to pay? When is the soonest available appointment?

Both in-network and out-of-network doctors can write Suboxone prescriptions. However, out-of-network doctors tend to specialize in addiction medicine, making them viable options if you are looking for other addiction treatment services besides Suboxone. However, this comes with a large price. Many out-of-network addiction medicine doctors can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars an hour. Luckily, there are more affordable options.

In-network doctors can also prescribe Suboxone. The most common reason people see an in-network doctor is because they’re significantly cheaper. When you see an in-network doctor, you pay what is called a “copay.” A copay is an amount set by your insurance that is your responsibility. You pay your copay, and your insurance pays the rest. Out-of-network doctors don’t have copays. You simply pay the entire price, and if your insurance allows it, you may get some money back, but it is not guaranteed.

In the end, the choice to see an in-network Suboxone doctor or out-of-network Suboxone doctor depends on your situation. If you are looking for an expert in the field to help you get to the bottom your opioid addiction, an out-of-network doctor in combination with a psychologist may be best for you. The same goes for rehab; if money is no object, you may want to consider looking into it. However, for those concerned about cost, in-network Suboxone doctors are almost always the best choice. They can be up to 8x cheaper, and they many the same benefits. If your main goal is to receive a Suboxone prescription, in-network doctors are usually the best choice.


If you're having trouble finding an in-network Suboxone doctor or clinic, contact us. Book a free consultation for assistance saving on your Suboxone expenses.

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