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Transgender Health Care Services

TRICARE covers hormone therapy and psychological counseling for gender dysphoria. This condition is when a person is born one gender, but feels they are the opposite. TRICARE generally doesn’t cover surgery for gender dysphoria. However, active duty service members may request a waiver if their provider deems surgery medically necessary. 

Transgender Education References & Training Resources

VHA TRAIN offers several training opportunities for health care providers to learn more about transgender care.

View VHA TRAIN Resources

  • These education references and training resources are built on evidence-based practice guidelines and standards of care. 
  • These resources apply to both Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”direct care and purchased care network and non-network TRICARE-authorized providers.



Treatment Guidelines


Archived Documentation


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