Suncoast Rehab Center Plans for Affordable Care Act—Prepares to Handle More Patients

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With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in place, many healthcare providers are experiencing unwanted and inevitable changes, but Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is embracing change by expanding its center.

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Our purpose is to rehabilitate people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol in a safe and healthy way, while empowering them to successfully and happily remain drug-free

With the recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many healthcare providers are preparing for the new way healthcare will be delivered and paid for in the United States. Those who can’t afford services may be eligible through new healthcare laws, making it possible to receive insurance—thereby warranting more patients through the center’s doors. In readiness for the changes that will come as the ACA is implemented—which is scheduled to occur in phases from now through 2015—Suncoast Rehabilitation Center plans to expand their facility by increasing the number of beds from 27 to 60 by the end of 2013.

In the interim, Suncoast will continue to raise money to provide care for the select, qualified uninsured until the new laws are in place.

Already at the forefront of providing more access to rehab services, Suncoast’s management, medical and clinical teams have implemented a drug rehabilitation financial aid program to help uninsured individuals. In 2012, SRC hosted its first annual Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds, and awarded financial assistance to two families facing financial hardship. Suncoast considers it their obligation as a center dedicated to preventing drug addiction to do its best to help people who can’t afford proper treatment.

Suncoast pays particular attention to strengthening their clients’ life skills through cognitive therapy courses and counseling that gets to the source of their addiction. As a result, Suncoast has a 76% success rate among those completing the full program at the facility.

Suncoast helps clients take that first step toward reclaiming their lives from drugs, and provides the nurturing, supportive environment that they need in order to do so.

● Each client is treated individually addressing the physical and mental aspects of addiction, which combined with the cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling, brings the client full circle with the tools for continued success.

● Suncoast provides long-term treatment which is extremely helpful in assisting clients to combat their addictions and gain the confidence and skill to live drug-free lives.

“Our purpose is to rehabilitate people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol in a safe and healthy way, while empowering them to successfully and happily remain drug-free”, says Suncoast CEO, Tammy Strickling.

To learn more about the Suncoast Rehabilitation Center and its rehab programs, visit

About the Suncoast Rehabilitation Center

Located in Spring Hill, Florida, Suncoast Rehab Center has a 76% success rate providing long-term treatment, intensive sauna detoxification and cognitive therapy courses and counseling. Suncoast is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and was recently awarded a 100% inspection score for the third year in a row. Suncoast handles the deficiencies, weakness and problems created through drug use without the use of additional drugs. Clients are helped to uncover the issues that led to their drug use through counseling therapy and life skills that put the client back in control of his/her life and future. Suncoast’s purpose in drug rehabilitation is to heal the whole person and give the person tools and education to remain drug–free. For more information, visit

(1) “Individuals and the Affordable Care Act.” Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013.

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