Urinary Treatments

TRICARE covers services and supplies to diagnose and treat illness or injury of the urinary system. 

 We may cover:   If:
Services and Supplies related to the implantation of the Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation (SNS)

You have one of the following:

  • Urge incontinence
  • Non-obstructive urinary retention. This is when you can't empty your bladder completely.
  • Symptoms of urge frequency syndrome. This applies if it isn't due to a neurologic condition, if you have failed previous conservative treatments, and if you have had a successful peripheral nerve evaluation test.
Bedwetting alarm to treat primary nocturnal enuresis Your doctor prescribes it. This would be after physical and organic causes for bedwetting have been ruled out.
Collagen implantation of the urethra and/or bladder neck You aren't responsive to other forms of urinary incontinence treatment.
Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) You have urinary outflow obstruction secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). 
Coverage of cryoablation for renal cell carcinoma You meet criteria on a case-by-case basis.
Transurethral needle Ablation (TUNA) of the prostate  

TRICARE doesn't cover:

  • Peri-urethral Teflon injection
  • Silastic gel implant
  • Acrylic, or Berry, prosthesis
  • Bladder stimulators
    • spinal cord
    • rectal
    • vaginal
    • bladder wall
  • Transurethral balloon dilation of the prostate

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 7/12/2022