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Choose a TRICARE Health Plan Before Dec. 13 Dead...

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Dec. 06, 2022

Time is running out to evaluate your 2023 health care coverage. TRICARE Open Season ends on Tuesday, Dec. 13...
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Lt. Col. Paula Neemann, 15th Healthcare Operations Squadron clinical medicine flight commander, demonstrates several birth options, such as an intrauterine device, at the 15th MDG’s contraceptive clinic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 6, 2021. The contraceptive clinic opened June 7 to service beneficiaries and provide same-day procedures without a referral. (Photo: U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Benjamin Aronson)

Military Health System Offers a Variety of Contr...

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Dec. 01, 2022

The Military Health System offers service members and their families contraceptive care services—including...
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TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select: How to Decide

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Dec. 01, 2022

Are you thinking about your health care options for 2023? TRICARE Open Season, which runs until Dec. 13, might...
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U.S. Navy Cmdr. Candida Ferguson, a general surgeon at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, talks with a patient about colorectal cancer screening. The Defense Health Agency established new age recommendations for screenings. Regular screening with a stool test, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

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Nov. 25, 2022

Although the overall death rate from colorectal cancer has been on the decline in recent years, it remains the...
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Know the Difference: TRICARE Network Provider vs...

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Nov. 22, 2022

Are you looking for a new doctor? Finding the right doctor is crucial to your overall health. Regular checkups...
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Keeping Your DEERS Info Current

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Nov. 17, 2022

TRICARE Open Season is the time to make changes to your TRICARE health care coverage for the upcoming year...
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Blood Donor Eligibility Update

"Mad Cow" Blood Donor Ban Lifted

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Nov. 17, 2022

A decades-old blood donor ban was recently lifted by the Food and Drug Administrationmad cow, potentially...
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Staff assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton's OB-GYN clinic display a number of the instruments and devices associated with patient-centered care during the walk-in contraceptive clinic, an essential part of women's health services provided at NHB. The Defense Health Agency recently issued an Administrative Instruction for access to walk-in contraception services across the Military Health System, letting beneficiaries discuss and receive their preferred and medically appropriate care.

Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospi...

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Nov. 15, 2022

The Defense Health Agency is expanding walk-in contraceptive care services to improve reproductive health...
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Nov. 2, 2021

Recent Updates Provide More Help for New Autism Care Demonstration Enrollees

Are you and your family new to the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration (ACD)? If you are, you’ll experience exciting improvements to the program. TRICARE is assigning an autism services navigator (ASN) to every ACD participant who entered the program on or after Oct. 1, 2021.

Oct. 26, 2021

Are You Prepared for Flu Season? Let TRICARE Help

Flu season is here once again. Are you prepared? With the COVID-19 Delta variant continuing to spread and our health care system overburdened, it’s important for all of us to help combat the spread of flu. And the best way to do so is to get a flu shot.

Oct. 21, 2021

Pregnancy Health Alert: COVID-19 Vaccine is Strongly Recommended

If you are pregnant, recently pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant in the future, you should get the COVID-19 vaccination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised in a recent health advisory.

Oct. 21, 2021

Register to Join Nov. 4 Webinar on TRICARE Open Season

TRICARE Open Season is almost here. So, get ready. Starting Nov. 8, you have a chance to make changes to your TRICARE health plan for the upcoming plan year. If you have questions about open season, join the TRICARE webinar, “Making the Most of the TRICARE Open Season,” on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about your coverage options for 2022.

Oct. 19, 2021

Are You Ready for Open Season? Don’t Forget to Update DEERS

We’re less than a month away from TRICARE Open Season. That means it’s time to start thinking about your and your family’s health care needs for next year. Are you planning to make changes to your TRICARE plan? Will you be enrolling in a new plan for the first time or staying in the plan you already have? Regardless of your situation, make sure you show up as eligible for TRICARE in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

Oct. 14, 2021

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy With TRICARE

Do you think you need glasses or contact lenses? If so, you aren’t alone. About 11 million Americans over age 12 need some form of vision correction, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of course, the best way to find out if you need vision correction is by seeing your eye doctor.

Oct. 12, 2021

TRICARE Podcast Returns With Focus on TRICARE For Life

Are you ready to listen to a new season of “Get to Know TRICARE?” If so, we’ve got more episodes headed your way. “Get to Know TRICARE” is a podcast we launched this year to help you learn more about your TRICARE benefit.

Oct. 5, 2021

Q&A: TRICARE For Life Expert Discusses How You Get Coverage

Oct. 1, 2021, marked the 20th anniversary of TRICARE For Life (TFL). Congress created TFL as Medicare-wraparound coverage in 2001 in order to extend TRICARE coverage to Medicare-eligible military retirees and their family members.

Sept. 30, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available – What You Need to Know

Booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine are now available at military medical treatment facility and Department of Defense vaccination sites.

Sept. 29, 2021

TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase in 2022

Do you get your prescription drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a TRICARE retail network pharmacy? If so, you’ll pay anywhere from $1 to $8 more in copayments starting Jan. 1.

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