Mental Health Care Appointments

When your sponsor is not activatedClick to closeCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row., you are only eligible for mental health care benefits under certain circumstances.

  • If you're sponsor is covered under the Transitional Assistance Mangement Program for 180-days after he/she leave active duty, you will also be covered. How you get care depends on which plan you are using.
  • If your sponsor qualifies to purchase TRICARE Reserve Select, you can also be covered by this option.

For best results, if you're covered now by the Transitional Assistance Management Program or TRICARE Reserve Select, change your profile in the header now and select the health plan option you are using.

When you are not activated, you are only eligible for mental health care benefits under certain circumstances.

  • You may qualify for Line of Duty Care for any injury, illness or disease that occurred or was aggravated in the line of duty (i.e. weekend drills, any period of active duty, etc.).
  • You may be covered under the Transitional Assistance Mangement Program for 180-days after you leave active duty. How you get care depends on which plan you are using.
  • You may qualify to purchase TRICARE Reserve Select if you are in the Selected Reserves.

For best results, if you're covered now by the Transition Assistance Management Program or TRICARE Reserve Select, change your profile in the header and select the health plan option you are using.

Your rules for getting care depend on which health plan option you are using. For best results, please enter your profile now in the header and select the plan you are using so we can give you the most accurate information about how to get mental heatlh care.

  • TRICARE Retired Reserve
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Select
  • TRICARE Select Overseas
  • TRICARE Young Adult
  • US Family Health Plan (in specific locations)
  • TRICARE For Life (with Medicare Part A & B)

Your rules for getting care depend on which health plan option you are using.

  • If you are not yet age 60 and receiving retirement pay, you may qualify to purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve for you and your family.
  • After you turn age 60 and begin recieving retirement pay, you and your family become eligible for the same health benefit as other uniformed service retirees:
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Select
    • TRICARE Select Overseas
    • TRICARE Young Adult
    • US Family Health Plan (in specific locations)
    • TRICARE For Life (with Medicare Part A & B)

For best results, please your profile now in the header and select the plan you are using so we can give you the most accurate information about how to get mental heatlh care.

Do you need prescription drugs for a mental health condition?

You must be under the care of a provider who can prescribe drugs and manage your dosage. Some types of mental health providers can prescribe drugs, but others can't. >>Learn more

Last Updated 10/15/2018