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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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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.

May 24, 2021

Adirim, Place Laud DHA Response to COVID-19 in Briefing

Dr. Terry Adirim, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, and Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald J. Place, director of the Defense Health Agency, provided a COVID-19 update Thursday during a Pentagon press briefing. Read full transcript.

May 21, 2021

GetVax Digital Day of Action: We Can Do This!

Are you or do you know someone still thinking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Today is the day to make the choice to protect yourself, your family and your community.

May 21, 2021

DOD Seeing Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Rates, Health Leaders Say

As of today, the Defense Department has administered over 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible DOD personnel, with 58% of active duty members having had at least one dose and 44% fully vaccinated, DOD health leaders said.

May 20, 2021

Get the Mental Health Care Support You Need With TRICARE

If you think you or a family member may need mental health services, explore your options with TRICARE.

May 20, 2021

First AF’s 64th AEG Airmen Support COVID-19 Response in 30 States

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- Airmen managed by First Air Force (Air Forces Northern)’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group are supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency’s vaccination operations across FEMA Regions 5-10 including 30 states, four territories and the Republic of Marshall Islands.

May 19, 2021

Q&A: What Are My COVID-19 Vaccination Options Overseas?

The fight against COVID-19 isn’t over yet. But we’ve seen major progress made along the way. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to a more normal way of life.

May 18, 2021

Total Force Medics Help Support FEMA in Vaccine Efforts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- As of April 29, approximately 1.5 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, making vaccination efforts more crucial than ever.

May 13, 2021

3 Reasons Why You Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Last month, every adult in the U.S. became eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. We’ve missed special moments of togetherness during the national response to COVID-19. But vaccination and other precautions offers the best path towards safely returning to normal life.

May 12, 2021

Catch Up on the Latest ‘Get to Know TRICARE’ Podcast Episodes

Do you have questions about your TRICARE benefits? If so, make sure you listen to “Get to Know TRICARE.” It’s a new podcast that helps service members and their families get the most out of their TRICARE coverage.

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