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Cardiovascular Screening

Covered by TRICARE?Limits

When and how often depends on your age

Cardiovascular disease screenings are a covered benefit, and include cholesterol and blood pressure checks.

TRICARE covers age specific, periodic lipid panels as recommended by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

To screen for cardiovascular disease, TRICARE covers blood pressure screening:

  • For children, annually between three and six, and every two years thereafter
  • For adults, at least every two years

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 10/9/2014