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TRICARE covers speech therapy to treat speech, language and voice dysfunctions resulting from birth defects, disease, injury, hearing loss and pervasive developmental disorders. A referral or prescription is needed before obtaining speech therapy services. Contact your primary care manager if using TRICARE Prime or your family provider if using TRICARE Standard.
TRICARE doesn't cover services for:
- Disorders resulting from occupational or educational deficits
- Myofunctional or tongue thrust therapy
- Videofluroscopy evaluation
- Maintenance therapy that does not require a skilled level after a therapy program has been designed
- Special education services from a public educational agency to beneficiaries age 3-21