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The PINC Clinic onboard Capodichino offers various forms of short-acting reversible birth control. NSA Naples is an operational ashore base that enables U.S., allied, and partner nation forces to be where they are needed, when they are needed to ensure security and stability in the European, African, and Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Aaliyah Essex)
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Contraceptive Care

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) developed this digital toolkit to help you communicate with beneficiaries about contraceptive care with TRICARE. This comprehensive communication campaign focuses on raising awareness of contraceptive options as well as drawing attention to recent copayment waivers. 

Background

TRICARE provides beneficiaries with contraceptive care coverage. Access to comprehensive contraceptive counseling is critical to address the timing and choice regarding family planning and prevention of pregnancy. It’s also integral to addressing other medical conditions, and the management and suppression of menstruation. 

To increase contraceptive choices, TRICARE is waiving copayments and cost-shares on medical contraception such as long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and permanent contraception. This toolkit aims to inform TRICARE beneficiaries on the improvements to contraceptive care and increase beneficiary choices of type and form of contraceptive care available.


What's Changing?

Effective July 28, 2022, copayment and cost-shares were waived for long-acting reversible contraceptives.

  • Phase 1: Copayments and cost-shares for long-acting reversible contraceptives services such as placing and removal of IUDs, contraceptive shots, and subdermal contraceptive rods will be waived beginning Nov. 1, 2022.
  • Phase 2: Copayments and cost-shares for tubal litigation, a form of permanent contraception, will be waived for TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select beneficiaries beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

Beneficiaries who are charged a copayment when they receive these procedures between July 28, 2022, and the implementation date have to pay applicable copayments or cost-shares at the point of care. However, beneficiaries may request reimbursement any copayments or cost-shares by having their claims reprocessed after the appropriate implementation date.

Beneficiaries should talk to their doctor or primary care manager about what contraceptive care is available to them and how to receive it. More information on TRICARE coverage of contraceptive care can be found at www.tricare.mil/birthcontrolTRICARE webpage.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Talking Points

Senior Leader Talking Points - Copayments Only

Graphics and Social Media Messages

Please use the materials below to increase beneficiary awareness. Digital pieces are versatile and can be printed or be used on social media, as posters, or handouts.

Contraceptive Care Look Sheet

Contraceptive Look Sheet


Contraceptive Care Poster

A printable poster for waiting and exam rooms.


Contraceptive Care Postcard

A printable card providers/desk staff can hand to patients or place in waiting rooms.


Contraceptive Care Table Tent

 A printable table tent for check-in desks, waiting room tables, etc.


Contraceptive Care Infographic

Suggested social media message: Talk to your provider about your options. Visit www.tricare.mil/birthcontrolTRICARE webpage to learn about TRICARE coverage.


Contraceptive Care Infographic

Suggested social media message: Fewer things you need to pay for. www.tricare.mil/birthcontrol TRICARE webpage 


Contraceptive Care Infographic

Suggested social media message: Find period relief at your pharmacy counter. www.tricare.mil/birthcontrolTRICARE webpage  


Contraceptive Care Infographic

Suggested social media message: Talk to your provider about your options. Visit www.tricare.mil/birthcontroTRICARE webpagel to learn about TRICARE coverage.


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Quiz Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic Walk-in Contraceptive Care Infographic


Last Updated: August 07, 2023
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