Access to TRICARE's first eight mental health appointments is easy. Counseling, psychotherapy, and family therapy are covered benefits under TRICARE. The first eight appointments with a TRICARE authorized provider do not require a Primary Care Manager (PCM) referral, just your military identification card. Prime beneficiaries must see network providers, not just TRICARE-authorized providers or point of service (POS) charges will apply. TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra beneficiaries may see any TRICARE-authorized provider, but will minimize out-of-pocket costs by visiting network providers (under TRICARE Extra). ADSMs require prior authorization for any civilian, non-emergency care. Learn more on the TRICARE Mental Health Care Services Fact Sheet. Learn more on the Covered Treatments webpage in the Mental Health Care section of the TRICARE website.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.