Announcing: Sanford In-Network with BCBS!


Serving Grand Rapids, Michigan and beyond.


Sanford Behavioral Health is proud to announce that we are now in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) for all levels of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. BCBS is the largest health insurer in Michigan, serving 4.5 million individuals in this state alone.


Our commitment is to offer outstanding recovery services in Michigan. We are very pleased we can now offer these services to Blue Cross Blue Shield members.

Gilbert Al Masterson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Behavioral Health

In-Network Benefits

According to the Milliman Research Report (August 13, 2020), 23% of adults 18 or over have a mental health condition or substance use disorder. Consequently, Sanford is now able to serve a wider range of patients in both Michigan and other states with BCBS in-network benefits. And we are also able to reduce costs for those individuals, removing barriers to treatment.


We are now in-network with BCBS, and it will reduce costs for patients coming into treatment. This is the way healthcare should be done. It will make an impact on individuals’ lives and give emphasis to the medical model of treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. Let’s get people into well-needed treatment!

Alec Green, Managing Director, Sanford Behavioral Health




Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.