TRICARE covers the following open or laparoscopic bariatric surgical procedures:
All of the following conditions must be met to qualify:
TRICARE doesn't cover the following services:
Bariatric surgery represents a major and permanent change in your digestive system that requires strict adherence to a specific dietary regimen that may interfere with operational deployment. A history of bariatric surgery is already a bar to military service and receiving bariatric surgery while on active duty may be grounds for separation.
For more information, view the Health Affairs Policy 07-006.
This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.
Last Updated 6/5/2018
Mental Health Therapeutic Services