See What's Covered

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.

Home Health Care

TRICARE covers part-time and intermittent skilled nursing care, home health aide services, physical, speech and occupational therapy, and medical social services. The services covered under TRICARE are the same as those covered by Medicare.

  • All care must be provided by a participating home health agency.
  • Coverage is only available in the United States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
  • Home health care is not covered in any other overseas areas.

There may be separate charges for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, and specific drugs with applicable copayments and cost shares. Prior authorization is required for all beneficiaries. 


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 12/6/2013