TRICARE covers medically necessary services during your labor and delivery including anesthesia, fetal monitoring, and other services required for your care during your hospitalization. TRICARE will cover a cesarean section when medically necessary and ordered by a physician. If you choose to have a cesarean section instead of vaginal delivery for personal reasons, you may be responsible for some of the costs.
Usually, your TRICARE plan determines the type of birthing facility you will use (military or civilian, office-based or freestanding, etc.). You also have different options for the type of provider who delivers your baby (obstetrician, Family practice provider and or Certified nurse midwife, etc.). These types of decisions will be made by both you and your provider during your prenatal visits.
Length of Stay
Usually, you will stay in the hospital for a minimum of 48 hours after a vaginal delivery and 96 hours after a cesarean section. Complications may require a longer stay.
TRICARE covers the following services to determine the health of the baby or if you have a high-risk pregnancy:
Post-partum care is the care you receive after your baby is born to ensure your body is healing properly.TRICARE covers a minimum of two post-partum visits. More visits will be covered if you had complications or if your provider thinks it is necessary.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis
96 MDG - Eglin Air Force Base
673 MDG - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Mike O'Callaghan Federal Health Care Facility - Nellis Air Force Base
48 MDG - RAF Lakenheath
81 MDG - Keesler Air Force Base
88 MDG - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
366 MDG - Mountain Home Air Force Base
374 MDG - Yokota Air Base
35 MDG - Misawa Air Base
31 MDG - Aviano Air Base
60 MDG - Travis Air Force Base
Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center