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Intensive Outpatient Program

Covered by TRICARE?Limits
Yes
TRICARE covers Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs). 
You may qualify for an IOP if you:
  • Have a psychiatric or substance use disorder 
  • Don’t need to be in a hospital full-time
  • Need stabilization, symptom reduction, or prevention of relapse
  • Need treatment for partially stabilized mental health disorders 
  • Need a higher level of care than currently receiving in outpatient care
  • Are transitioning from an:
    • Inpatient program
    • Psychiatric residential treatment center
    • Partial hospitalization
    • Regular outpatient services
You don’t need to get prior authorization. 

Last Updated 7/20/2017