TRICARE | PAX Memphis TN Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Coverage

As with any physical health concern, mental health concerns may require insurance to cover the costs of care as well. Many insurance companies including PAX Memphis in Memphis Tennessee recognize addiction as a disease which has had a direct impact on the number of companies willing to cover services rendered for substance abuse. However, not every insurance company has joined in with this ideology, making it difficult for individuals struggling with substance abuse disorder to receive the help he/she may need. PAX Memphis has gone above and beyond in partnering with multiple insurance companies in order to help as many clients as we can in Memphis Tennessee.




TRICARE, formerly known as Civilian Health, is health care coverage specifically for military service members, veterans, and their dependents. Not limited to one branch, TRICARE coverage is available to all areas of military service including:

  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • US Air Force
  • US Coast Guard
  • US Marine Corps
  • The United States Public Health Service

TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency and all plans are required to meet coverage minimums set in place by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


TRICARE Substance Abuse Coverage at PAX Memphis

It is important to remember that regardless of insurance coverage, finances, and any fears you may be facing, asking for help is the first step towards recovery. Fortunately, thanks to the ACA, TRICARE offers many services for mental health and substance abuse disorder which PAX Memphis of Memphis Tennessee accepts. TRICARE covers mental and physical substance abuse care for individuals suffering from addiction.

Some of the available treatment services covered by TRICARE at PAX Memphis:


Coordinated Care for Detoxification

Many addicts require assistance with the detoxification process. This process includes managing the phases of acute withdrawal symptoms while ensuring the safety and comfortability of the individual recovering from substance abuse disorder. This level of care may require professional personnel and emergency facilities of a hospital or a rehab facility. PAX Memphis is able to coordinate detoxification level of care for individuals requiring a full drug and/or alcohol detoxification.


Residential Treatment

TRICARE offers coverage for residential treatment at PAX Memphis in Memphis Tennessee for substance abuse disorder when individual members experience extreme impairment and the inability to function in the community with only outpatient treatment and services. PAX Memphis residential treatment typically includes a structured, therapeutic environment offering 24-hour services.


Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

This specific level of care at PAX is typically offered to individuals after coordinated care for detoxification or after residential treatment at PAX Memphis. PHP is structured for individuals who are too impaired to maintain a normal functioning life with a lower level of care, such as outpatient programs. Services are typically rendured during the day, night, and some weekends and the client is usually residing on PAX Memphis’ campus for extra care/support.


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

TRICARE offers coverage for PAX Memphis IOP for individuals suffering from substance abuse disorder that may require further assistance with stabilization, symptom reduction, or relapse prevention services. Typically, clients will transition from a higher level of care to IOP.


Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient psychotherapy at PAX Memphis is covered by TRICARE when dubbed medically or psychologically necessary to treat substance abuse disorder. Individual, group, and family psychotherapy are treatment services offered to clients participating in outpatient treatment.

With the opioid epidemic on the rise, TRICARE has expanded substance abuse treatment coverage for its members. This expansion includes implementing an open enrollment period in which members can make changes to their policies during the open season..

“This provides greater options for beneficiaries, with the ability to really shape their plan, the ability to own their health and really be in control of that directly,” said Chief of TRICARE Patrick Grady.

Here at PAX Memphis, we value all of our Veterans and our goal is to ensure every client receives quality addiction treatment that also addresses and treats co-occurring disorders like PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Co-occurring disorders can be a result of individuals attempting to cope with their PTSD, depression, or anxiety by self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. Our goal is to create a community in Memphis TN that eases the stress of insurance coverage and financial insecurities by working with TRICARE and a variety of other insurance companies to better serve our clients.

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