Appointments for All Other Beneficiaries
Do you use one of the TRICARE health plans below?
- TRICARE Select
- TRICARE Select Overseas
- TRICARE Reserve Select
- TRICARE Retired Reserve
- TRICARE Young Adult-Select
- TRICARE For Life*
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. DS.
You must have pre-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.
Last Updated 3/8/2022