Medication Assisted Treatment

You may qualify for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) if you have a substance use disorder. MAT: 
  • Combines drug and mental health therapies
  • Is covered when the TRICARE authorized provider has a special certification from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine (e.g., suboxone)
TRICARE covers the settings below to provide MAT services. You don’t need to get pre-authorization.

Opioid Treatment Program
You may qualify if you:
  • Have an opioid use disorder
  • Require medically monitored detoxification with direct access to medical services
  • Need medical support, but not a 24-hour medical environment
Office Based Opioid Treatment 
The provider must adhere to regulations from:  
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug Enforcement Agency 
  • State and local governments 
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