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I am current military or a military dependent and I need mental health or addiction coverage help with my TRICARE insurance plan.

You may be eligible for treatment under TRICARE or may be protected by Mental Health and Addiction Insurance “Parity” laws. Assistance is available.

Not the type of insurance you have? See other options.


Visit www.TRICARE.mil/CallUs to find the right phone number to call for assistance.

  • Select “Health Plans”
  • Select which TRICARE plan you’re using
  • Select your country or zip code

Mental Health coverage under TRICARE

TRICARE provides comprehensive mental health coverage to:

  • Active duty members
  • Reserve component service members
  • Retirees
  • Families

TRICARE’s coverage is flexible to accommodate the needs of individual patients. There are no length-of-stay or day limits. Services include:

  • Psychiatric outpatient
  • Psychiatric inpatient
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Residential treatment services
  • Substance use disorder treatment

You can learn more about TRICARE’s mental health coverage.

In October 2016, the President’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force issued a final report that outlined recommendations and took some initial steps to implement the recommendations to further advance parity in behavioral health insurance benefits.



Are you in crisis?

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org


National Helpline treatment referral and information service: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline


Veterans, Military & Families Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 https://www.veteranscrisisline.net


Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline


Local Emergency Services Call 911


Treatment Locators

Content created by Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Content last reviewed on November 2, 2016