Birth Control

TRICARE covers the following types of birth control if a TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network. DS prescribes or provides them, as applicable:

  • Birth control pills
  • Birth control patches
  • Contraceptive diaphragms
  • Vaginal rings
  • Cervical caps
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptives
  • Emergency contraceptives
    • Plan B (levonorgestrelEmergency contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. It's also known as Plan B. It's available to all beneficiaries for free without a prescription.) (no prescription required)
    • ella (ulipristal acetate) 
    • IUDs
  • Permanent contraception
    • Tubal sterilization
    • Vasectomy

TRICARE doesn't cover:

  • Condoms
  • Nonprescription spermicidal foams, jellies, and sprays
  • Reversal of surgical sterilization (vasectomy or tubal ligation), unless medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition.

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessary and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/7/2024