Does United Healthcare Cover ABA Therapy?

Yes, United Healthcare covers costs associated with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. At TheTreeTop, we're proud to provide personalized ABA therapy for children with autism that's covered by dozens of insurance providers including United Healthcare.

judah schiller
Judah Schiller
March 19, 2023

Yes, United Healthcare does cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ABA therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on teaching individuals with ASD new skills and behaviors, while also reducing challenging behaviors.

This therapy is considered a medically necessary treatment for individuals with ASD, and is often recommended by healthcare professionals.

United Healthcare offers coverage for ABA therapy under their behavioral health benefits. However, coverage may vary depending on the specific plan and state you are in.

It is important to check with your specific plan to determine the exact coverage and any limitations or restrictions that may apply.

In general, United Healthcare covers ABA therapy for individuals up to age 21. The therapy must be provided by a licensed or certified healthcare professional, and must be deemed medically necessary by a healthcare provider. The number of sessions covered may also vary depending on the plan, but typically ranges from 20-40 hours per week.

It is important to note that ABA therapy can be expensive, with costs ranging from $120-$200 per hour. However, with United Healthcare coverage, the out-of-pocket costs for ABA therapy may be significantly reduced.

If you are considering ABA therapy for yourself or a loved one, it is important to contact United Healthcare to determine the specific coverage and any requirements for pre-authorization or referrals.

With proper coverage, ABA therapy can be a highly effective treatment for individuals with ASD, leading to improved social skills, communication, and overall quality of life.

Other Insurances We Accept

steven zauderer

CEO of CrossRiverTherapy - a national ABA therapy company based in the USA.