TRICARE covers medications that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Injection/infusion medications may be self- or caregiver-administered, or administered by a home health agency, in a hospital, or in a provider’s office.
See Home Infusion Therapy for information on medication coverage for self-injection/infusion in the home or when dispensed by a home health agency.
Costs depend on the location where the services are provided: a hospital, an outpatient office or a home setting.
Some injectable drugs—or shots—are available at network pharmacies and through home delivery. If so, pharmacy copayments will apply. You can search the TRICARE Formulary to see which are available through the pharmacy benefit.
Injectable drugs not available at retail pharmacies and through home delivery:
- can be received at your doctor's office,
- are covered by your health plan, and
- are not covered by the pharmacy benefit.
Contact your regional contractor for more information.
This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryClick to closeTo 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 5/7/2019