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Search the A-Z list for a list of covered services. Your coverage and out-of-pocket costs may vary based on who you are and your health plan option.

Cancer of Female Reproductive Organs (Screening)

To screen for cancer of female reproductive organs, TRICARE covers the following:

Physical Examination

Pelvic examination should be performed in conjuction with Pap smear testing for cervical neoplasms and premalignant lesions.

Pap Smears

Pap smear testing is covered for women 18 years of age or older. The frequency of Pap smear testing may be at the discretion of the patient and clinician, but not less frequently than every three years.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Testing

HPV DNA testing is covered as a cervical cancer screening only when performed in conjunction with a Pap smear, and only for women aged 30 and older.


This A-Z list of topics is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers most inpatient and outpatient care that is medically necessary and considered proven. However, there are special rules or limits on certain types of care, while other types of care are not covered at all.

Last Updated 9/15/2014