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Preventive Services

TRICARE covers clinical preventive services. You can watch the video below to learn more.

You can read about specific preventive services:

Costs for Preventive Services

TRICARE Prime Plans

If you have TRICARE Prime, you can get preventive services from your primary care manager or any network civilian provider. You don’t need a referral or authorization. If you’re an active duty service member using TRICARE Prime, you must get preauthorization to visit a civilian provider. TRICARE Prime plans include:

  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • TRICARE Young Adult-Prime Option
  • US Family Health Plan

TRICARE Standard Plans

If you use a TRICARE Standard plan, there are no cost shares for the following preventive services:

  • Breast cancer screenings
  • Cervical cancer screenings
  • Colorectal cancer screenings
  • Prostate cancer screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits for children under age 6

You will pay cost shares for all other preventive services unless you get them at the same time as the services listed above. TRICARE Standard plans include:

  • TRICARE Standard and Extra
  • TRICARE Reserve Select
  • TRICARE Retired Reserve
  • TRICARE Standard Overseas
  • TRICARE Young Adult-Standard Option

Last Updated 2/10/2015