Getting Care During COVID-19
You have options on how you can get care. How you get care depends on which TRICARE health plan you use.
|Have been exposed to COVID-19.
|Have COVID-19 symptoms.||
|Have been diagnosed with COVID-19.||
|Have Long COVID||
TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven.
>>Learn more about Long COVID.
|Use Medicare and TRICARE For Life, and you need to be tested.||
|Need telemental health services or access to telemedicine.||
|Need an elective surgery at a military hospital or clinic.||
|Need care at a military hospital or clinic or Dental Treatment Facility (DTF).
|Need to get covered COVID-19 oral antivirals.||
|Need investigational drugs.||
TRICARE covers the use of investigational drugs for the treatment of serious or life-threatening cases of COVID-19. These drugs don't apply to drugs given under the TRICARE Pharmacy Program. This coverage is temporary during the national health emergency due to the pandemic.
In addition, TRICARE temporarily covers National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease sponsored clinical trials for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.
There are no costs for the COVID-19 vaccines or boosters. But there may be a cost based on your health plan for an office visit with a provider, or if you require follow-on care. >>Learn more.
TRICARE waives the three-day prior hospital stay requirement before a skilled nursing facility admission. This waiver is temporary during the national health emergency due to the pandemic.
Most military hospitals and clinics are distributing at-home COVID-19 tests to any eligible TRICARE beneficiaries. Contact your nearest military hospital or clinic about availability.
The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is available. You should contact your primary care manager or medical facility for availability of Novavax or any other COVID-19 vaccine.>>Learn more.
Last Updated 9/19/2022