Pregnancy Care

Maternity care is all of the medical services related to pregnancy. This includes:

TRICARE covers medically-necessary pregnancy care, but there are some limits.

  • The plan you're using will determine where you get pregnancy care.
  • For specific information about how to get care, answer three questions at the top of the page to get your plan info. 
  • Or, you can review the basic rules for getting pregnancy care, below.

Beneficiaries Enrolled in a TRICARE Prime Plan

You must get a referral from your primary care manager (PCM) before seeking pregnancy care.

  • Every attempt will be made to refer you to a military hospital or clinic, if available.
  • If not, your PCM will refer you to a network provider for the duration of your pregnancy.
  • After your baby is born, you'll continue to get postpartum care for up to six weeks.
  • If you need care for other issues while you are pregnant (if you have a cold or sprain your ankle, for example), contact your PCM to schedule an appointment.

Beneficiaries Using All Other Plans

You can visit any TRICARE-authorized provider for pregnancy care.

  • Try to find a network provider first—you'll pay less out-of-pocket
  • After your baby is born, you'll continue to get postpartum care for up to six weeks.
  • If you need care for other issues while you are pregnant (if you have a cold or sprain your ankle, for example), contact your PCM to schedule an appointment.
Remember ...

When enrolled in a Prime Option, you may not self-refer to an Obstetrician or Gynecologist even for your pregnancy.

Last Updated 1/30/2015