Labor & Delivery
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Usually covered for at least 48 hours after a vaginal delivery and 96 hours after a cesarean section. If you have complications, you may stay longer.
TRICARE covers medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. services during your labor and delivery. This includes:
- Other services required
- Cesarean section if you need it
- If you choose to have a cesarean section for personal reasons, you may have to pay for some of the costs.
Facility and Provider
Where you will deliver usually depends on your TRICARE plan. This could be a:
- Military hospital
- Civilian hospital
- Office-based or freestanding facility
You also have options for the type of provider who delivers your baby. This could be your:
- Family practice doctor
- Certified nurse midwife
- You and your doctor will make these decisions at your prenatal visits
Length of Stay
Usually, you will stay in the hospital for at least 48 hours after a vaginal delivery and 96 hours after a cesarean section. If you have complications, you may stay longer.