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Addiction Treatment PPC Management


For addiction treatment centers, doing pay per click marketing to attract new patients can be the difference between success and failure. These days, it is important for any business operating in the drug rehab space to go through the process of first getting LegitScript certified in order to run pay per click (PPC) marketing campaigns on Google, Facebook and Instagram. If you’re not familiar with LegitScript, it is a verification and monitoring service for online pharmacies and treatment centers.

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Since detox and drug rehab centers are required to be LegitScript certified in order to run ads on Google, Facebook and Instagram, addiction treatment centers looking to do PPC advertising on any of these platforms must first go through the process of getting certified.

Unfortunately, according to LegitScript, if you solely operate a sober living facility (not to be confused with residential addiction treatment centers), LegitScript certification doesn’t apply and you can’t run ads on the aforementioned platforms.

Don’t fret! There are alternative marketing services to pay per click marketing such as Organic Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, traditional outreach, etc., that offer themselves as viable paths for you to endeavor if you’re only involved in the sober living space.

“My treatment center is already LegitScript certified. Now what?” If you’re an addiction treatment center and already have LegitScript certification, you’re ready to start advertising on Google, Facebook and Instagram. Don’t wait to get started!

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“I’m not LegitScript certified, so how do I get certification? How long with certification take?” Getting certified requires some paperwork and patience. We’ve seen this process take anywhere from a couple of months to in excess of six months from the date of submission until LegitScript certification gets approved or rejected. In the case of running Google Ads, once you get verified/certified by LegitScript, you’ll then have to go through the process of getting verified by Google as well. If you don’t have an SEO strategy in place (we can help with drug rehab SEO too) and need targeted traffic to your facility to acquire new patients, get the LegitScript certification process going right away.

“How much does LegitScript Certification cost?” The cost of getting LegitScript certified for addiction treatment facilities varies based on the number of unique facilities your company is looking to get approved. It’s also worth noting that LegitScript MAY waive the submission and annual fees for treatment centers operating as 501c3 non-profits, but it is not guaranteed and is looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Here’s a breakdown of the current fee structure according to LegitScript’s website as of December 2018:

Number of unique facilities Application fee per unique facility Annual fee per unique facility
1 to 9 $995 $1995
10 to 24 $945 $1870
25 to 49 $895 $1745
50 to 99 $845 $1620
100+ $795 $1495

If you’re ready to start the LegitScript certification process, you can start the process by clicking here

What is Online Marketing Standard’s PPC Experience with Addiction Treatment Centers?

Online Marketing Standard’s experience includes campaign setup, ongoing management and optimization of PPC campaigns for a multitude of clients ranging in size from small 1-2 person firms to large, multi-location organizations.

Our addiction treatment PPC experience includes:

  • Detoxification Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Private Practices

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