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Prenatal Care

Prenatal Services

TRICARE covers the following services to monitor the health of the baby or if you have a high-risk pregnancy:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chordocentesis
  • Chorionic villis sampling
  • Fetal stress test
  • Electronic fetal monitoring

Prenatal Screenings

TRICARE covers prenatal screenings.  This includes but isn’t limited to the following:

  • Anemia Screening
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria, UTI, or other infection screening (urine culture at 12-16 weeks gestation)
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screening between 24-28 weeks and for those at high risk of gestational diabetes
  • Hepatitis B Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • RH Incompatibility Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Other screenings as recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Doctors may do ultrasounds for different reasons. TRICARE covers ultrasounds used to:

  • Estimate gestational age
  • Evaluate fetal growth
  • Conduct a biophysical evaluation for fetal well-being
  • Evaluate a suspected ectopic pregnancy
  • Find the cause of vaginal bleeding
  • Diagnose or evaluate multiple pregnancies
  • Confirm heart activity
  • Evaluate maternal pelvic masses or uterine abnormalities
  • Evaluate suspected hydatidiform mole
  • Evaluate the fetus's condition in late registrants for prenatal care

TRICARE doesn’t cover ultrasounds for routine screening or only to determine the sex of the baby.

Last Updated 10/3/2018