Does TRICARE cover a second opinion?


Yes. If enrolled in one of the plans below, you must ask your primary care manager (PCM) for a referral to get a second opinion

  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • TRICARE Young Adult-Prime
  • US Family Health Plan

If you're an active duty service member, you must also ask your PCM for a referral.

For all other plans, you may get a second opinion without a referral. 

If you have TRICARE For Life coverage and live in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory, you must follow Medicare's rules.


Last Updated 3/29/2024