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 pre-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 3/20/2022