Childbirth and Breastfeeding Support Demonstration
TRICARE allows for certified labor doulas, certified lactation consultants and certified lactation counselors – currently excluded as TRICARE-authorized provider types under the regular TRICARE benefit – to provide reimbursable care to TRICARE beneficiaries under its Childbirth and Breastfeeding Support Demonstration (CBSD). This is a five-year demonstration that started on Jan. 1, 2022.
Locate participating network and non-network providers in our CBSD Directory.
Important: If you are an existing network provider (for example, a physician’s assistant) who performs childbirth and breastfeeding support services and your registered National Provider Identifier (NPI) includes the taxonomy as a certified labor doula, lactation counselor or lactation consultant, let us know so we can update your listing in our Network Provider Directory! Send us an updated roster with your secondary specialty information.
CBSD Program Information
Learn how to become a TRICARE-certified participating provider and review the CBSD participation requirements.
Benefits and Access to Care
Learn about CBSD-covered benefits, beneficiary eligibility, and referral and pre-authorization requirements.
If you have questions, here's how to contact HNFS.