Top 15 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Vacaville, CA & Free Treatment Resources

Vacaville California Drug Alcohol Rehab
Nestled in the northeast corner of California’s San Francisco Bay, Vacaville is a small town in Solano County. Out of the over 99,000 residents living there, 22.9 people per 100 were prescribed opiate medications, and many people died of drug and alcohol overdoses in the area.1,2, To help combat the damage caused by substance abuse, the state has enacted several laws to help people struggling with addiction. The Substance Abuse Equity Act helps ensure people have access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and that certified rehab centers treat all their patients equally. There are several ways to pay for drug rehab and alcohol rehab in Vacaville, such as by signing up for subsidized health insurance plans like Medi-Cal or Medicare Advantage or using your employee health insurance. If you don’t have those options, you could also try to find a rehab with a sliding-fee scale, or a rehab scholarship, which would help you pay for treatment.

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Substance Abuse Statistics in Vacaville, CA

The drug and alcohol problem in Vacaville has been increasing in recent years. Here are some statistics demonstrating the trend:3,4

How to Pay for Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Vacaville, CA

vacaville californiaMultiple organizations in Vacaville and nearby offer free drug rehab. For instance:

  • Catholic Charities of Solano County assists community members with low incomes and a variety of issues and provides counseling services on a sliding-fee scale
  • Salvation Army of Solano County may be able to refer you to substance abuse programs in the area.
  • The Solano County Health and Human Services Department has 22 offices in the county and can help you connect with a certified drug or alcohol rehab program in or near Vacaville.

Private Insurance

If you have a full-time job, or even part-time, you most likely have access to a health insurance plan that’s sponsored by your employer. You get the chance to sign up for health insurance when you start work and have chances during life events such as the birth of children or certain birthdays. Private insurance is widely accepted by most rehab centers, such as Vacaville Recovery, which offers inpatient treatment as well as outpatient services from their certified rehab center.

Different California health insurance companies, such as Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Health Smart, all have varying rules and policies. Your coverage may vary depending on the plan you choose, as well as what services are covered including medication-assisted treatment and experimental therapies. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to find out exactly what you’re covered for and how much your copay and deductibles would be.

Pay for Rehab with Medicare and Medicaid

If you’re low-income, over 65, or disabled, you may qualify for subsidized health insurance. Medicaid is the health insurance program for children and adults who can’t afford traditional employee-sponsored health insurance, called Medi-Cal in California. You qualify based on factors such as your annual income and family composition. Reach out to the California Department of Health and Human Services to apply for Medi-Cal, or go to to apply online.

Some rehabs, such as NorthBay Health, accept Medicare and Medicare Advantage for services. This program is available for seniors and people with disabilities and works slightly differently than Medi-Cal. For example, Medicare comes with co-pays and deductibles, as well as daily fees for residential rehab after a certain number of days. Speak to your insurance representative to find out precisely what services are covered under your Medicare plan, you can reach them by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the nearest certified rehab center is in Fairfield, a few miles to the south of Vacaville.6 If you’re too far away to attend a residential treatment program, Medicare and Medicaid as well as private insurance pay for telehealth services. Telehealth services include video conferences with your healthcare team, online assessments, and group, family, and individual counseling sessions held over the phone or webcam.

Is it Easy to Travel to and Within Vacaville, CA?


Vacaville is 37 miles southwest of SMF, the Sacramento Airport. If you don’t want to fly, you can drive to the city via the 80 or the 505 highway, or ride the Amtrak or the Capitol Corridor train system. The city is fairly easy to get around, with five routes on the local Vacaville City Coach bus system and the intercity Fairfield and Suisun Transit System (FAST).


You might be thinking of settling in and staying for a while. In that case, this family-friendly city has a variety of amenities including 13 primary schools, three post offices, 17 grocery stores and big box markets, and 13 churches.


If you like to spend time outdoors, the area has many outdoor recreation areas including the Lagoon Valley/ Pena Abode or Andrews Park which features year-round events and celebrations. There are also tons of shopping options at the Vacaville Outlets and the Nut Tree. There are also plenty of places to stay, with over a dozen hotels and 16 separate apartment buildings.
Whether you’re traveling to Vacaville to seek drug and alcohol rehab or visiting a family member, you’ll find the town is a lovely place to call home.


  1. U.S. Census Bureau. (2022). American Community Survey 5-Year Data.
  2. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022). U.S. Count Opioid Dispensing Rates, 2019.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. (2022). Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 2019.
  4. California Department of Public Health. (2022). CA Overdose Dashboard.
  5. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. (2022). Treatment Locator Map.

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