Preventive Services

Covered by TRICARE?Limits

TRICARE covers preventive services for all beneficiaries. Click on the links below to learn about specific tests and exams:

Rules for Getting Care & Costs

Active Duty Service Members

  • You'll get all preventive services from your primary care manager (PCM)
  • You must have a referral and authorization to visit another provider
  • Your Cost: $0

Other Beneficiaries Enrolled in a TRICARE Prime Plan

All Other Beneficiaries

If you're using TRICARE Standard and Extra, TRICARE Standard Overseas, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE For Life or TRICARE Young Adult-Standard:

  • You can visit any TRICARE-authorized provider, network or non-network.
  • You don't need prior authorization
  • You won't pay cost shares for the following preventive services:
    • Breast cancer screenings
    • Cervical cancer screenings
    • Colorectal cancer screenings
    • Prostate cancer screenings
    • Immunizations
    • Well-child visits
  • For all other preventive services, cost shares apply, unless performed at the same time as the services listed above.

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessary and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 10/9/2014