Intensive Outpatient Program

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 you're currently receiving in outpatient care
  • Are transitioning from an:
    • Inpatient program
    • Psychiatric residential treatment center
    • Partial hospitalization
    • Regular outpatient services
Check with your regional contractor to see if you need to get prior authorization. 
 
Do you need mental health services or substance use disorder treatment during the COVID-19 National Emergency?

Several telehealth services are available to TRICARE beneficiaries seeking mental health and substance use disorders treatments.

Some of these services include: Intensive Outpatient Programs, Medication Assisted Treatment, Opioid Treatment Programs, psychotherapy, crisis management, family therapy, group therapy, medication management, and occupational therapy. >> Learn more

Last Updated 6/18/2020