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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"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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TRICARE Open Season is Here: Find Right TRICARE ...

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Nov. 14, 2022

TRICARE Open Season begins today, Nov. 14. For most TRICARE beneficiaries, this is your chance to enroll in a...
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June 15, 2021

Take Command of Your Dental Health With TDP Wellness Program

Did you know there’s a link between the health of your gums and teeth and the health of your body? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases, like diabetes, may increase your risk for periodontitis.

June 10, 2021

Building COVID-19 Vaccine Trust: Myths vs. Facts

As of today, more than 140 million people in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New vaccinations are happening every day, and it’s a sign of how far we’ve come since the start of the pandemic. Still, there are those who’ve decided to hold off on getting the COVID-19 vaccine until they learn more about it.

June 10, 2021

Register for June 24 Webinar on Autism Care Demonstration

TRICARE will host a webinar on the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) on June 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. The webinar is for parents and families to learn about key policy changes to the ACD.

June 4, 2021

Based on Data, MHS Experts Encourage Vaccines for Adolescents

Air Force Col. Heather Yun enrolled her teenagers in COVID-19 vaccine trials in back in the winter.

June 3, 2021

TRICARE Health Coverage Options for Young Adults

Is your child graduating from college this year? Or, are they a recent graduate? This is typically a time of transitions, whether to a new job, home, or city. It’s also a time for many new graduates to transition to their own independent health care coverage.

June 2, 2021

Open TRICARE For Life Handbook to Learn How Medicare, TRICARE Work Together

Will you be turning age 65 soon? Or are you already eligible for Medicare? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should check out the TRICARE For Life Handbook.

June 2, 2021

Lifestyle and Performance Medicine Shows Promising Impact on Airman, Guardian Readiness

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- A new medical approach is being offered to Airmen and Guardians, which has shown to improve and sustain medical readiness and health by taking a more patient-driven, whole body approach to care.

May 28, 2021

Reducing the Stigma and Encouraging Mental Health Care in the Military

In the military, the stigma of mental health is grounded in the cultural misperception that a service member must have "zero defects" to be mission ready.

May 27, 2021

Eligible for TRICARE For Life? What This Means for Your Family’s Coverage

Will you be turning age 65 this year? You’re on your way to an important milestone in your life. You’re also a step closer to becoming eligible for Medicare and TRICARE For Life (TFL).

May 24, 2021

TRICARE Beneficiaries Ages 12 and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

On May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine. This means children ages 12-15 are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

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