TRICARE began a new program to cover birth doula and lactation services on January 1st, 2022. "TRICARE Childbirth and Breastfeeding Support Demonstration" is exclusively for TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select enrollees. This program only accepts providers from 5 doula certifying organizations and 2 lactation certifying organizations. Sarah Gotlund's certifications, trainings, and experience meet or exceed all their strict requirements to be a "TRICARE Certified Provider" for both birth doula and lactation services. Her application has been submitted. TRICARE has stated that their provider network will not be established till April 2022. This page will be updated once status of application has changed.
Health Savings Accounts
Families with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) will be happy to know that most programs will reimburse for doula services. Check with your program for details. Sarah is happy to provide a service receipt that meets all your plans requirements for reimbursement, upon request.
Some insurance companies have reimbursed for doula services. Contact your company for more information. Sarah Gotlund does possess a National Provider Identifier(NPI) to provide an official invoice and receipt for families to be able to submit a Health Insurance Claim for reimbursement to insurance. Be aware that it is not common for insurance to agree to reimburse and it can be a lengthy process. Please be prepared for a denial.
These options can be discussed further during your free initial consultation.
Sarah Gotlund Doula Services provides income based birth doula fees to make doula care more accessible to all families, regardless of insurance plan coverage.