Updated: August 2019
One of the most frequently asked questions we see is “how do I get TRICARE to cover my breast pump?” Well, here is what you need to know.
After your TRICARE-authorized physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse-midwife writes a prescription that states which type of pump you need (hospital-grade breast pump, manual breast pump, standard electric breast pump), you can purchase a pump anywhere they are sold! This is probably the most convenient option, but you’ll pay out of pocket, need to save the receipt, submit a claim, and wait for reimbursement.
To avoid having to submit a claim and wait for reimbursement, get your pump through a TRICARE-approved pharmacy, TRICARE-approved pump dealer, or DME (Durable Medical Equipment) provider.
The Fayetteville Doulas can now help you get your pump and all of your supplies! Contact us and we’ll walk you through the whole process. We even have pumps in-stock!
The same applies to Breast Pump Supplies as TRICARE covers monthly supplies for up to 36 months following the birth event. We are able to help get monthly supplies shipped right to your door, including Kiinde pouches.
Please contact us to inquire on current allowances for monthly supplies.
To set up a consultation or pump demonstration in our office, please contact us!