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Skilled Nursing Facility Care

Covered by TRICARE?Limits
Yes Only covered in the U.S., District of Columbia and U.S. Territories

Skilled nursing facilities provide skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and other care, including medications. Skilled nursing facilities are not nursing homes or intermediate facilities. 

Covered skilled nursing services includes:

  • A semi-private room
  • Regular nursing services
  • Meals (including special diets)
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Drugs provided by the facility
  • Medical supplies and appliances

Skilled nursing services are covered only in the United States, District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

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This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessary and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 1/12/2017