Tricare Breast Pumps Coverage Portsmouth

TRICARE will cover breast pumps and breast pump supplies with no out of pocket cost or co-pay for new mothers. This includes mothers who adopt a baby and plan to breastfeed.

In order to qualify for Tricare Breast Pump coverage, you need to have a prescription from an authorized Tricare doctor, physician, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife. Your prescription must say which type of breast pump you need. Most moms get a prescription for a standard double electric breast pump; however, it could be for any of the following:

  • Hospital-grade breast pump
  • Manual breast pump
  • Standard double electric breast pump


The Tricare Breast Pump coverage is retroactive to December 19, 2014.  What this means is you can submit a claim with Tricare for a reimbursement for a breast pump you paid for already. To file for a reimbursement claim for a pump you already purchased click here. 

In order to get reimbursed you must have the following:

  • A prescription
  • A receipt

If you haven’t gotten your Tricare breast pump yet in Portsmouth, click here for our Tricare Breast Pump insurance order form. Or fill out the form bellow.


Types of Breast Pumps

Manual and Standard Double Electric Breast Pumps

TRICARE Breast Pump coverage includes a manual or standard double electric breast pump per birth event (birth or adoption). This means that you are eligible for a new breast pump with each new baby!

Hospital-Grade Breast Pumps

Tricare will cover a hospital grade breast pump and supplies for mother under the following circumstances:

  • Mother and baby and separated because of sickness
  • The mother cannot breast feed the baby because of medical reasons

Once the hospital grade breast pump is no longer needed, it may be possible to get coverage from Tricare for a standard double electric breast pump.

Tricare Coverage for Breast Pump Supplies

Tricare will cover breast pump supplies in Portsmouth for up to 36 months after the baby is born or as needed. The following breast pump supplies are covered:

  • Breast pump Tubing and tubing adapters
  • Breast pump power adapters
  • Shield/splash protectors
  • Locking rings for bottles
  • Bottles and bottle caps
  • Breast Milk Storage bags


How to get your Tricare covered breast pump supplies in Portsmouth

You can purchase the supplies out of pocket at a local store and submit a claim to get reimbursed. Or you can place an order for your supplies online. Click here for our breast pump supplies order form.


When you order a breast pump or breast pump supplies through The Breastfeeding Shop you will have no out of pocket cost. We ship your breast pump and supplies directly to you and it typically arrives in less then a week! We bill Tricare and take all the work away from you.


Place your order in Portsmouth for a breast pump and supplies covered through your Tricare insurance by filling out the order form bellow: