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Counseling Services

TRICARE covers smoking cessation counseling from any TRICARE-authorized provider in the United States if you want to quit smoking, even if you have not been diagnosed with a smoking-related illness.

TRICARE will cover two quit attempts per beneficiary per fiscal year. A third quit attempt in the same year may be covered with physician justification and pre-authorization. Up to a total of 18 smoking cessation counseling sessions (combination of individual and group) may be allowed per quit attempt; however, only four sessions per quit attempt may be individual sessions. The remaining 14 sessions allowed per quit attempt must be group sessions.

Please contact your regional contractor for more information about smoking cessation counseling services.

Last Updated 3/28/2013