Body Measurement

Covered by TRICARE?Limits
Yes

How often depends on your age

TRICARE covers:

  • For Infants
    • Head circumference should be measured through 24 months.
  • For Children and Adolescents 
    • Height and weight should be measured at each primary care visit. Body mass index (BMI) is measured using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BMI Charts. Those with a BMI greater than the 85th percentile typically receive nutritional and physical activity counseling as part of the primary care visit.
  • For Adults
    • Height and weight should be measured at each primary care visit. Adults with a BMI of 25 or above typically receive nutritional and physical activity counseling as part of the primary care visit. 
Disclaimer:

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 10/4/2016