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Does insurance cover schizophrenia medications?

Mark Moronell, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many health insurance policies cover medications for schizophrenia, just like they cover medications for physical maladies. However, you should check with your insurance provider before you pay for any medications. You may be required to meet a deductible before your plan offers prescription drug benefits. Also, your plan may only provide benefits for some medications for schizophrenia, but not all. Antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia vary in price, so it is important to know what your plan will pay ahead of time. For instance, some older antipsychotics, and generic brand antipsychotics, are cheaper than the newer, brand name medications. If you are concerned about paying for medications, discuss this with your doctor or a social worker. They may be able to help you find a way to afford medicine for schizophrenia treatment.

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