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Telemental Health Services

Covered by TRICARE?Limits
It depends Not available overseas, or if you use the US Family Health Plan or TRICARE For Life

As part of the Telemedicine benefit, your regional contractor has established a network of providers who can evaluate, treat and refer you as necessary via video.

Referrals and Authorization

As with any behavioral health care received from a TRICARE network provider, active duty service members will need a referral before getting care under the Telemental Health Care benefit. TRICARE Prime active duty family members and retirees do not need a referral or authorization to set an online care appointment with a distant provider.

To Request Telemental Health Services

Telemental Health services are not available to beneficiaries living overseas, enrolled in the US Family Health Plan or using TRICARE For Life.


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 12/1/2017