Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Services

TRICARE doesn’t cover ART services. This includes IUI, IVF, cryopreservation, etc.

But if you are a service member or eligible beneficiary who needs ART services, they may be available at certain military hospitals. This is through the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Graduate Medical Education program. This program covers ART services at a greatly reduced cost. Those military hospitals are:

Did you incur a serious or severe illness or injury on active duty?

ART services are also available through the extended benefits authorized under the Supplemental Health Care Program. This is if you:

  • Are a service member (male or female).
  • Are on active duty.
  • Incurred a serious or severe illness or injury while on active duty (Category II or III). This means it is impossible to conceive a child through coitalConnected with or relating to sexual intercourse. methods. 

Do you meet these criteria? Then the following services may be available to you at no costs.

  • Sperm retrieval
  • Egg retrieval
  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Blastocyst implantation
  • Cryopreservation and storage of embryos

Do you get care or medication in the civilian network? If so, you must use participating network providers, if available. You must get pre-authorization for these services.

Last Updated 3/1/2024