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How to Get Urgent Care Under Your TRICARE Health...

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Jan. 18, 2022

Do you have an injury or illness that isn’t quite serious enough for a trip to the emergency room? This might...
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New to TRICARE? Check Out TRICARE 101

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Jan. 13, 2022

Are you a recent TRICARE enrollee, newly eligible to enroll, or even a seasoned user? If you have any...
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Need Help Finding a TRICARE Network Provider?

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Jan. 11, 2022

The new year has begun. It’s a great time to renew focus on your health. Did you put off seeing a doctor in...
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In the National Guard or Reserve? Learn About Yo...

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Dec. 28, 2021

Are you a National Guard or Reserve member? Check out the TRICARE Choices for National Guard and Reserve...
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There are two main categories of Medicare providers: participating and non-participating. A third category is opt-out providers, which are your most expensive option. If you wish to make the best choice for your coverage, it’s important that you learn the differences between each provider type.

TRICARE For Life: Choosing Your Provider Option

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Dec. 22, 2021

Do you have medical coverage under the TRICARE For Life (TFL) program? Will you soon be eligible for TFL? If...
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Need Health Advice at Home? Chat With a Nurse 24/7

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Dec. 20, 2021

With the threat of flu season added to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you might not want to go to the doctor’s...
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What You Need to Know About New TRICARE Pharmacy...

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Dec. 15, 2021

As of Dec. 15, CVS Pharmacy is a part of the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam’s...
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Dec. 13, 2021

Have you heard about the changes coming to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network starting Dec. 15? CVS Pharmacy...
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Jan. 25, 2021

Corpsman Up! Navy ‘Doc’ Reiterates Importance of Blood Donations

ASBP is the military’s only blood donor program for service members, their families, retirees, veterans, and local communities worldwide, helping those in critical need. Both whole blood and COVID-19 convalescent plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19 remain in high demand. All 21 donor centers adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Jan. 19, 2021

3 Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Hope is on the horizon with vaccination news and the beginning of a new year. But COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. are on the rise. This means we all must continue to take steps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is true even after people eventually get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jan. 14, 2021

TRICARE Seniors 75 and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Adults age 75 and older should now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Health System are now making the vaccine available to the 1.13 million beneficiaries who are age 75 or older. These beneficiaries use the TRICARE For Life health plan.

Jan. 14, 2021

TRICARE Provides New Coverage for Low Back Pain Physical Therapy

Do you have acute or chronic low back pain? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, low back pain is the most common type of pain reported by patients. You can take preventive steps and manage low back pain safely and effectively. As of Jan. 1, 2021, if you need physical therapy for your low back pain, the Defense Health Agency established a demonstration. With the demonstration, TRICARE will waive cost-shares for qualified beneficiaries for up to three physical therapy sessions in 10 states.

Jan. 13, 2021

Get Into Fighting Weight With the 2021 Total Force Fitness Challenge

Weight gain around the holiday season is common. However, this year’s ongoing social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 could present new challenges for those trying to stay in shape.

Jan. 13, 2021

DOD Launches “My MilLife Guide” Text Message Program to Boost Wellness

Finding the right support to ease the stress of navigating daily COVID-19-related challenges can be a challenge itself. To support the military community, the Department of Defense recently launched -- My MilLife Guide.

Jan. 11, 2021

Keep DEERS Updated as New Plan Year Begins

Did you or your family member experience a change last year that may qualify a DEERS update? As 2021 begins, be sure your and your family’s information is up to date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS.

Jan. 7, 2021

Online Enrollment for TRICARE Overseas Plans Now Available

Are you a TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) beneficiary? If so, you’ll be pleased to know you have a new way you can enroll in your health plan. Online enrollment through Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE) is now available for overseas plans on milConnect.

Jan. 5, 2021

Coronavirus: DOD Response

The Defense Department is working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Dec. 29, 2020

Get Your Flu Shot for Free with TRICARE

If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, it’s not too late. Military hospitals and clinics are receiving the remainder of their annual flu vaccines now. If you don’t normally get your care at a military hospital or clinic, remember you can still get your flu shot for free in other ways. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older gets a flu vaccine annually.

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