Gender Dysphoria Services

TRICARE covers hormone therapy and psychological counseling for gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria refers to psychological distress that results from an incongruence between one’s sex assigned at birth and one’s gender identity. TRICARE generally doesn't cover surgery for the treatment of gender dysphoria. However, active duty service members may request a waiver for medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition., gender affirming surgery.

For information on intersex surgery for ambiguous genitalia, visit the Intersex Surgery page.

Last Updated 6/5/2023