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Preventive Services

TRICARE covers clinical preventive services. You can watch the video below to learn more.

Specific preventive services include:

Getting Preventive Care

TRICARE Prime Plans

If you're using a TRICARE Prime planTRICARE Prime plans include TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas, TRICARE Young Adult-Prime, and the US Family Health Plan.:

  • You can get preventive services from your primary care manager or any TRICARE network provider in your region 
  • Referral and authorization not required.
  • You'll pay nothing out of pocket for preventive services.

Note: Active duty service members must have prior authorization to visit a civilian provider.

TRICARE Standard Plans

If you're using a TRICARE Standard planTRICARE Standard plans include TRICARE Standard and Extra, TRICARE Standard Overseas, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, and TRICARE Young Adult-Standard., you can visit any TRICARE-authorized provider, network or non-network. You'll pay the following for preventive services:

No cost ($0) for:

  • Cancer screenings* (breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate)
  • Immunizations*
  • Well-child visits for children under age 6 (birth through age 5)

*This includes the office visit for beneficiaries age 6 and older when a covered cancer screening or immunization is provided during the visit.

The outpatient cost share applies for all other preventive services, even if rendered at the same time as a covered cancer screening or immunization.

Last Updated 7/1/2015