Exclusions

TRICARE doesn't cover the following services:

  • Aversion therapy
    This includes electric shock and the use of chemicals for alcoholism, except for disulfiram, which is covered for the treatment of alcoholism
  • Behavioral health care services and supplies related solely to obesity and/or weight reduction
  • Bioenergetic therapy
  • Biofeedback for psychosomatic conditions
  • Carbon dioxide therapy
  • Counseling services, such as nutritional counseling, stress management, marital therapy, or lifestyle modifications
  • Custodial nursing care
  • Diagnostic admissions
  • Educational programs
  • Environmental ecological treatments
  • Experimental procedures
  • Filial therapy
  • Guided imagery
  • Hemodialysis for schizophrenia
  • Intensive outpatient treatment program
  • Marathon therapy
  • Megavitamin or orthomolecular therapy
  • Narcotherapy with LSD
  • Primal therapy
  • Psychosurgery
    This includes surgery for the relief of movement disorders, electroshock treatments, and surgery to interrupt the transmission of pain along sensory pathways are not considered psychosurgery
  • Rolfing
  • Sedative action electrostimulation therapy
  • Services and supplies that are not medically or psychologically necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of a covered condition
  • Sexual dysfunction therapy
  • Telephone counseling
    Except for geographically distant family therapy related to RTC treatment
  • Therapy for developmental disorders such as dyslexia, developmental mathematics disorders, developmental language disorders, and developmental articulation disorders
  • Training analysis
  • Transcendental meditation
  • Z therapy

There may be additional exclusions that aren't on this list.

Last Updated 6/27/2014

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