TRICARE covers one wig per beneficiary per lifetime, when the:

  • Attending physician certifies that the hair loss results from the treatment of a malignant disease (i.e., cancer), and
  • Beneficiary certifies that he or she has not previously obtained a wig or hairpiece through the U.S. Government

TRICARE doesn't cover:

  • Hair transplants
  • The cost of maintenance, supplies or replacement of wigs or hairpieces
  • Diagnostic or therapeutic methods intended to encourage hair regrowth
  • Wigs or hairpieces for hair loss caused by something other than treatment of a malignant disease

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 3/20/2022