Hospitalization

TRICARE covers hospitalization services, including:

  • General nursing
  • Hospital
  • Physician and surgical services
  • Meals (including special diets)
  • Drugs and medications
  • Operating and recovery room care
  • Anesthesia
  • Laboratory tests
  • X-rays and other radiology services
  • Medical supplies and appliances
  • Blood and blood products

TRICARE may cover semiprivate rooms and special care units if medically necessary. TRICARE may only cover surgical procedures designated as “inpatient only” when performed in an inpatient setting.