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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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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What You Should Know About RSV: Symptoms, Preven...

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Nov. 09, 2022

You may have heard of a virus called respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV. TRICARE encourages you to...
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Preview 2023 TRICARE Health Plan Costs

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Nov. 07, 2022

Every year, TRICARE costs may change based on the law, the federal cost of living adjustment, changes in the...
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May 4, 2021

ScriptCenter Kiosks Offer Easy Prescription Pick Up

Are you looking for a simpler way to pick up your TRICARE prescriptions? ScriptCenter automated pharmacy kiosks and locker systems provide a safe, secure, and controlled way to pick up your prescriptions at certain military hospitals and clinics.

April 29, 2021

Watch New TRICARE COVID-19 Vaccine Video Series: Got Your 6

Have you watched the latest “Got Your 6” video? If not, make sure you check it out. “Got Your 6” is a new TRICARE video series to keep you in the know about the latest on COVID-19.

April 27, 2021

TRICARE Dental Program Offers Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

Did you know tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 children ages 5–11 have at least one untreated decayed tooth.

April 23, 2021

At MHS pharmacies, every day is ‘Drug Take Back Day’

While April 24 has officially been designated National Drug Take Back Day by the Drug Enforcement Administration, pharmacists across the Military Health System in recent years have been stressing that every day is a drug take back day.

April 20, 2021

Getting TRICARE for Your Newborn Child

Are you a soon to be parent? Welcoming a new baby can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. If this is your first child, you may have questions about doctor visits and health care coverage.

April 20, 2021

Tidewater Set to Become Fifth Military Health System Market

The Defense Health Agency officially established the Tidewater Market in southeast Virginia on April 19. This is the fifth Military Health System market established to manage military medical treatment facilities as they transition to DHA.

April 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands for TRICARE Beneficiaries

Today, the Department of Defense (DOD) officially moved vaccination sites to tier 2 of the DOD Population Schema. This means all eligible or authorized TRICARE beneficiaries and DOD individuals can make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine at DOD sites as it becomes available.

April 15, 2021

Projects Test New Approaches to Improve Health Care Quality, Outcomes

TRICARE has more than a half-dozen pilots and demonstration projects underway that offer new and innovative medical services, treatments, and approaches, and that have the potential to become part of its permanent health care coverage.

April 15, 2021

Activate Your New TRICARE Prescriptions with Remote Pharmacy Check-In

Do you get your prescriptions filled at a military pharmacy? If so, make sure you look into Remote Pharmacy Check-In using Q-Anywhere.

April 13, 2021

Schedule Your COVID Vaccine Appointment with DHA Appointing Portal

When it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, you may be able to book an appointment at a military hospital, clinic, or vaccination site with the new Defense Health Agency Appointing Portal (DAP). Read more about this convenient new vaccine scheduling tool from the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

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