Pap Test

  • Also known as Pap smear.
  • Are covered for female beneficiaries beginning at age 21. 
  • Women under age 21 shouldn't be screened regardless of the age of sexual initiation or other risk factors. 

The frequency of screening Pap tests may be at the discretion of the patient and clinician. But screening Pap tests shouldn't be performed less frequently than once every three years.


This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/7/2024