TRICARE health coverage entitles military service personnel and their families to access state-of-the-art care for mental health conditions like treatment-resistant depression. The board-certified physicians at Braincare Performance Center – Cardiff, located in Cardiff, California, have many years of experience working with armed forces members. They empathize with the severe impacts mental health disorders have on people who have served their country so well and honorably. Call Braincare Performance Center – Cardiff to find out if you qualify for treatment using TRICARE.


What is TRICARE?

TRICARE is the United States uniformed services health care program. It provides health insurance coverage for qualifying active-duty military personnel, veterans, and family members. Your service personnel office can advise you on your TRICARE benefits, which vary depending on your plan. 

Braincare Performance Center – Cardiff welcomes patients with the TRICARE West region’s-- TRICARE Reserve, TRICARE Select, and TRICARE Prime plans. You can talk to the practice’s patient coordinator about anything you’re not clear on. They will help you to understand how using TRICARE works, including qualifying, coverage and copays.

You can use your TRICARE insurance plan to benefit from medically necessary nental health treatment. Braincare Performance Center – Cardiff specializes in mental health care, including problems like:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The practice also treats the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Why would I need mental health treatment?

You might need mental health treatment for disorders like depression that develop because of your combat experiences and the demands of being far from your home and loved ones. Emotional problems can also affect partners and other family members.  Family members 18 years of age and older may also qulaify for treatment coverage through TRICARE.

Braincare Performance Center - Cardiff offers effective, long-lasting results for mental health problems. They have impressive success rates for patients who fail to respond to front-line medication and psychotherapy treatments and those who find medication side effects intolerable.

What mental health care does TRICARE coverage include?

TRICARE coverage entitles you to receive advanced care for conditions like treatment-resistant depression using magnetic e-resonance therapy (MeRT). MeRT is a cutting-edge form of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) that more precisely targets the affected brain areas.

MeRT is drug-free and noninvasive. It uses gentle magnetic stimulation to activate areas of your brain that don’t function as they should. The effects on patients with major depressive disorder are often significant, even when other treatments have made little difference.

What can I expect from MeRT?

Before beginning MeRT, you will start with a Brainwave Recording. This includes an electrocardiogram (EKG) and a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) to evaluate the brain’s electrical function and assess brain-heart coordination.

MeRT treatment typically lasts 4-8 weeks. You visit Braincare Performance Center – Cardiff every weekday for a 30-minute session, with follow-up EEGs and evaluations every ten treatments to see how well your brain responds to the treatment.

Call Braincare Performance Center – Cardiff to learn more about benefiting from TRICARE MeRT mental health treatment. You can also request an appointment online at any time.