Mental Health Exclusions

TRICARE doesn't cover the following services:

  • Aversion therapy (including electric shock and the use of chemicals for alcoholism, except for disulfiram, which is covered for the treatment of alcoholism)
  • Behavioral health care services and supplies related solely to obesity and/or weight reduction
  • Bioenergetic therapy
  • Biofeedback for psychosomatic conditions
  • Carbon dioxide therapy
  • Counseling services (i.e. nutritional counseling, stress management, marital therapy, or lifestyle modifications)
  • Custodial nursing care
  • Diagnostic admissions
  • Educational programs
  • Environmental ecological treatments
  • Experimental procedures
  • Filial therapy
  • Guided imagery
  • Hemodialysis for schizophrenia
  • Marathon therapy
  • Megavitamin or orthomolecular therapy
  • Narcotherapy with LSD
  • Primal therapy
  • Psychosurgery
  • Rolfing
  • Sedative action electrostimulation therapy
  • Services and supplies that are not medically or psychologically necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of a covered condition
  • Sexual dysfunction therapy
  • Stellate ganglion block for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Telephone counseling (except for geographically distant family therapy related to Residential Treatment Center care)
  • Therapy for developmental disorders (i.e. dyslexia, developmental mathematics disorders, developmental language disorders, and developmental articulation disorders)
  • Training analysis
  • Transcendental meditation
  • Z therapy

There may be additional exclusions that aren't on this list.

Last Updated 3/20/2022