Is It 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.


TRICARE covers orthotics, including extra-depth shoes with inserts and custom-molded shoes for beneficiaries with diabetes, and orthopedic braces and the shoes that come with the braces.

TRICARE doesn't cover:

  • Orthopedic shoes (except those that come with orthopedic braces)
  • Arch supports
  • Shoe insets and other supportive devices of the feet
  • Cranial orthosis and cranial molding helmets for nonsynostotic positional plagiocephaly and when used alone as treatment for craniosynostosis

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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 9/16/2014