Home Health Care

TRICARE covers:

  • Part-time and intermittent skilled nursing care
  • Home health aide services 
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Medical social services

You must get pre-authorization for home health care. Your home health care must be provided by a participating home health agency.

You may be charged separately for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, and specific drugs.

The services covered under TRICARE are the same as those covered by Medicare.

If you need medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. home health care beyond these services, see the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) Home Health Care program.

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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 3/20/2022