You don’t need to get prior authorization for emergency services. But you do need approval for ongoing treatment.
You do need prior authorization for non-emergency inpatient hospital services.
TRICARE covers emergency inpatient hospital services when:
You will get treatment at the closest hospital that can provide your care.
If you have a mental health or substance use disorder, we will cover emergency inpatient hospital services for:
We cover inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for:
You may get care in:
These facilities help you with management of mental health conditions that require:
You may receive approval for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, if you:
Last Updated 7/13/2017
Mental Health Therapeutic Services