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 prior 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 6/18/2020