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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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Aug. 26, 2021

Expecting a Baby? Here’s How TRICARE Can Help

You just learned you’re going to be a mom. Congratulations—this is a happy and exciting milestone in your life. But you may also feel nervous about what comes next, and that’s okay. TRICARE is here to help you every step of the way.

Aug. 25, 2021

Secretary of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III yesterday issued a memorandum directing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for service members, a Pentagon official said today. John F. Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, said only Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines will be mandatory.

Aug. 24, 2021

We’re Here for You: TRICARE Resources for Those Struggling with the Events in Afghanistan

The news out of Afghanistan has affected many in our community. We know this may cause stress to some service members, military retirees, and their families. If you think you or a family member could benefit from mental health services, you’re covered with TRICARE.

Aug. 20, 2021

Austin Seeks Presidential Approval for Mandatory Troop Vaccinations by Mid-September

President Joe Biden asked Austin to consider how and when the COVID-19 vaccine could be added to the list of required vaccines for all service members when the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus began to cause a spike in cases July 29. Austin, who was in Vietnam when the president made his speech on the subject, promised to "not let grass grow" as he made his decision.

Aug. 19, 2021

Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Variants

As scientists and health experts work to learn more about COVID-19, they’re urging you to keep your guard up. The virus that causes COVID-19 continues to change through mutation, which has caused new variants of the virus to appear in many places around the world.

Aug. 17, 2021

TRICARE Dental Program Covers Braces. But Does it Cover Clear Aligners?

Are you wondering if you can get clear aligners with the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)? That’s a common question many TDP enrollees have—and we’ve got the answer for you. The TDP covers 50% of the cost of clear aligners and other orthodontic services up to the lifetime orthodontic maximum of $1,750.

Aug. 13, 2021

Don't Hesitate: Vaccinate Today for School

Back-to-school time is here already, and many parents are required to show proof of vaccinations before their children can return to in-person classes.

Aug. 10, 2021

Can Your Young Adult Maintain TRICARE Coverage After 21? Learn How With TYA Fact Sheet

Is your son or daughter turning 21 or graduating from college soon? If so, it may be a good time to look into TRICARE Young Adult (TYA). Now, why is TYA so important? Adult dependent children lose regular TRICARE coverage once they turn 21, or 23 if enrolled in college.

Aug. 5, 2021

Explore TRICARE Coverage Options for Your College Student

Getting ready for college is an exciting time for incoming students and their parents. It’s also a busy time with packing, moving, and checking things off the college list. Something else you and your child may want to put a check mark next to is TRICARE coverage.

Aug. 3, 2021

Stay on Top of Back-to-School Health with TRICARE

It’s time for students to return to the classroom. You can also prepare for the school year by scheduling preventive health exams and immunization appointments for your child. TRICARE covers many preventive health care services with no out-of-pocket costs to you.

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