Mental Health Therapeutic Services
TRICARE covers a variety of services for mental health and substance use disorder:
|Service||What is it?|
Also known as “therapy” or “counseling.” TRICARE covers inpatient and outpatient services, including:
TRICARE covers psychoanalysis if your:
|Psychological Testing & Assessment||
TRICARE covers psychological testing and assessment to help diagnose a patient and develop a treatment plan.TRICARE doesn’t cover psychological testing for academic placement.
|Psychotropic Drugs||Covered when prescribed by an authorized provider as part of a treatment plan.
Electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) may be covered.
|Collateral Visits||TRICARE covers collateral visits when needed. These visits are between a provider and a family member or other responsible person.
|Medication Assisted Treatment||
Medication assisted treatment combines medication and mental health therapies for the treatment of substance use disorder.
TRICARE only covers ancillary therapies as part of the treatment plan at one of the following types of facilities:
Several telehealth services are available to TRICARE beneficiaries seeking mental health and substance use disorders treatments.
Some of these services include: Intensive Outpatient Programs, Medication Assisted Treatment, Opioid Treatment Programs, psychotherapy, crisis management, family therapy, group therapy, medication management, and occupational therapy. >> Learn more
Last Updated 3/20/2022