Through the direct care system and the TRICARE insurance benefit, the MHS provides comprehensive health care to military service members and their dependents. A multitude of insurance plans are available to eligible beneficiaries, along with a provider network that spans the globe. For the treatment of SUDs, service members and their dependents can access care both in military treatment facilities and through TRICARE network providers. The TRICARE SUD benefit notably does not reimburse for office-based outpatient treatment. The implication of this benefit limitation is discussed further in Chapter 7.


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