Chiropractic Care

TRICARE doesn't cover chiropractic careUsed to treat pain in your back, neck, arm or leg joints, and headaches. It focuses on the power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery..

However, the Chiropractic Health Care Program is available to active duty service members (including activatedCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. National Guard and Reserve members) at designated military hospitals and clinics.

Family members, retirees and their family members, unremarried former spouses and survivors are not eligible for this program. They may be referred to non-chiropractic health care services in the Military Health System (e.g., physical therapy or orthopedics) or may seek chiropractic care in the local community at their own expense.


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 3/20/2022