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    Tricare dermatology coverage

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    I have Googled the crap out of this, and there seems to be some glitch with the Tricare website, so where I'm trying to look at what is covered as far as dermatology, all I get is
    TRICARE covers the implantation of FDA-approved depth electrodes as adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age, which are refractory to anti-epileptic medication. Battery replacement is also covered.
    This obviously tells me nothing.

    My question is: Does Tricare cover dermatologist visits regarding adult acne? I've had acne since I was about 12, and since I've gone off BC in the last few months, it's gotten terrible. I'm to the point where I finally want to see a dermatologist about it, but not sure what Tricare covers. I'm on Standard if that makes any difference.
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    I think they do but I'm not sure. My dad is retired now but my mom saw a dermatologist when he was AD and now still for acne/roscesa and other skin issues without a problem. I'm sure someone else knows for sure!


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    Here at Campbell you have to make an apt with your primary care physician who can write you a referral to a civilian dermatologist. I worked in a local dermatology clinic and Tricare covered everything for our patients as long as everything they wanted to be seen for was listed on the referral. The dermatology clinic should be able to tell you if its covered or not.
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    I'm on Standard, so I don't think I would need a referral. I am going to my primary doctor tomorrow for something else, so I can ask about it there. I see all civilian doctors anyway.
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    I don't think a referral is needed if you are on Standard. Good luck!


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    I'd call tricare if you are standard. I knew someone that went as an adult and they wouldn't cover a certain treatment dealing with adult acne.
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    They covered it for me but I had a referral and was prime
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    yes, and if your on standard, call and make an appiontment.

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