[Gossip] Amanda Bynes' Rehab Facility Cheaper Than UCLA Medical Center
Posted by AJ Grey on 10.02.2013
Is that why she moved?
Radar Online reports that the treatment facility that Amanda Bynes is staying at in Malibu is charging $60,000 per month. This is less than half of what the UCLA Medical Center cost, which was $125,000 per month. She was moved to the facility in Malibu with the doctors approval because they thought it would be a better fit.
A source said: "[Money is] absolutely NOT the reason for the move. Amanda is worth $3 million … even if she was broke, her parents, Lynn & Rick would mortgage their house, sell their cars, if that is what needed to be done to pay the medical bills. She doesn't have any health insurance through the Screen Actors Guild because she isn't eligible as she hasn't worked in several years. The good news is that Amanda is adapting very well to her new surroundings and treatment plan."
The rehab/treatment facility's website says it specializes in "complex psychiatric issues and double diagnosis", which is what Bynes suffers from. The previous reports that the facility doesn't focus on mental health are said to be "just dead wrong."
The source added: "Amanda's parents did extensive research and toured several facilities before she was moved. Her doctors at UCLA actually recommended the place Amanda was placed in. She meets with psychiatrists throughout the day, and it's extremely intensive, personalized care that she is now getting."
Her parents, through their attorney Tamar Arminak, released a statement on Monday about Bynes' progress. They said: "The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda's supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Currently, upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery. The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda's health and well-being."
Lynn was granted a conservatorship LPS of Bynes after she set a fire in the driveway of a neighbor months ago. It's unknown how long Bynes will be in treatment, but it could range from six months to a year.
The source added: "It all depends on Amanda and finding the appropriate prescription drug cocktail that she responds to. Amanda's parents are very patient and loving with her, and will do whatever is needed to get their daughter through this."