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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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Sept. 28, 2021

Need a COVID-19 Test? Here’s What You Need to Know

As the highly contagious Delta variant spreads, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself and your family. Getting vaccinated is the number one way you can do this, along with mask wearing, social distancing, and washing your hands. Another critically important step is knowing when and how to be tested for COVID-19.

Sept. 23, 2021

Myths and Facts About the Vax — Debunking Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.

Sept. 23, 2021

Knowing What’s What: Comparing TRICARE Dental Program Covered Services

From routine dental cleanings to oral surgery, the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) gives you access to a wide range of covered dental services. These services are placed into categories, and it’s important to know the differences between them so you’re aware of when and how much you need to pay for care.

Sept. 22, 2021

Retiring From the Service? Get to Know Your TRICARE Options

If you’re getting ready to retire from active duty or reserve service, your goal is likely to make a smooth transition to civilian life. TRICARE can help you do that. When you retire from active duty or retire from the National Guard or Reserve, you’ll experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE).

Sept. 16, 2021

Plan Ahead for Disasters With TRICARE

This year, we’ve seen the devastating effects of hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, and wildfires both in the U.S. and overseas. It’s a stark reminder that natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. But planning ahead and staying informed can help keep you and your family safe during a disaster.

Sept. 15, 2021

TRICARE Families Register for September 23 Autism Care Demonstration Webinar

Are you new to the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD)? Do you have questions about some of the new changes to the ACD? For existing and new families to the ACD, TRICARE will host a webinar on Sept. 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

Sept. 7, 2021

Take Advantage of New Resources Through the TRICARE Overseas Program

Did you know the TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) made changes on Sept. 1 to improve your patient experience? You now have access to a wide range of new resources to help you get the care you need.

Sept. 2, 2021

Pharmacy Questions? Get the Answers You’re Looking for With This TRICARE Resource

Do you want to learn more about your TRICARE pharmacy benefit? If you’re enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, you’re eligible for pharmacy coverage through the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, unless you have the US Family Health Plan, which has a separate pharmacy coverage.

Sept. 1, 2021

Department of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

On Aug. 24, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memo directing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all uniformed service members. The news from the Department of Defense (DoD) comes after careful consultation with medical experts on ways to protect the health and readiness of the force during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 1, 2021

​Navy Supports Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for all Active Duty and Reserve Sailors

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - All Active Duty and Ready Reserve Sailors are now required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Learn More about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccine.