Do you use one of the TRICARE health plans below?
If so, you don’t need referrals for mental health care appointments (except for psychoanalysis and outpatient therapy for substance use disorder provided by a substance use disorder rehabilitation facility).
You can schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network..
You must have prior authorization for inpatient mental health care (hospital stays).
*If you use TRICARE For Life, remember that you'll follow Medicare's rules for mental health care until those benefits are exhausted.
Take a voluntary, anonymous self-assessment to see if you have symptoms that are consistent with a condition that would benefit from further treatment or evaluation.
Last Updated 11/29/2017
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