Counseling and hormone therapy are covered. Surgery isn't covered.
TRICARE covers hormone therapy and psychological counseling for gender dysphoria. This condition is when a person is born one gender, but feels they are the opposite. For example, if you are born male, but feel you are female.
TRICARE generally doesn’t cover surgery for gender dysphoria. However, active duty service members may request a waiver if their provider deems surgery medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition..
Last Updated 9/29/2016
Mental Health Therapeutic Services