|Covered by TRICARE?||Limits|
Covered beginning at age 21.
- Pap smears are covered for female beneficiaries beginning at age 21.
- Women under age 21 should not be screened regardless of the age of sexual initiation or other risk factors.
The frequency of screening Pap smears may be at the discretion of the patient and clinician; however, screening Pap smears should not be performed less frequently than once every three years.