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Birth Control

 The following forms of birth control are covered:

  • Prescription contraceptives
  • PREVEN™ Emergency Contraceptive Kit
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptive services
    • Injectable contraceptives such as Depo-Provera® 
    • Implantable contraceptives, if U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved as an implantable contraceptive, such as Implanon®
    • Intrauterine devices (IUDs), if FDA-approved, including surgical insertion, removal and replacement (may be inserted during a well-woman exam or postpartum visit)
  • Contraceptive diaphragms, including related professional services for measurement, fitting and training on use
  • Surgical sterilization (for example, female tubal ligation [also known as tubes tied] and vasectomy)

Over-the-counter birth control products are not a covered benefit.


  • See TRICARE's Pharmacy page for prescription costs.
  • For female tubal ligation services:
  • For long-acting reversible contraceptive devices/services, refer to Preventive Services Costs
    • Note: Beneficiaries who were charged a copayment for services rendered July 28-Oct. 31, 2022, can request the claim be reprocessed.