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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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Nov. 7, 2022

Preview 2023 TRICARE Health Plan Costs

Every year, TRICARE costs may change based on the law, the federal cost of living adjustment, changes in the cost of health care services and prescription drugs, and other factors. Depending on your TRICARE plan, you may see changes to your costs, including enrollment fees, premiums, cost-shares, and copayments next year.

Nov. 4, 2022

TRICARE to Host Open Season Webinar on November 17

Don’t miss the “TRICARE Open Season and Your Options” webinar on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. ET to learn more about this year’s TRICARE Open Season.

Nov. 1, 2022

Q&A: Learn About Changes to Specialty Drugs Filled in the TRICARE Pharmacy Network

Starting Jan. 1, Accredo will be the primary in-network pharmacy to fill specialty drugs in the TRICARE pharmacy network. If you’re currently filling your specialty drugs at a retail network pharmacy, you can move your specialty drugs to Accredo now to avoid disruptions to your medication therapy.

Oct. 25, 2022

Have Low Back Pain? You May Qualify for TRICARE Demonstration

There are many reasons to go to the doctor, but a very common reason is pain. Chronic pain—pain lasting three or more months—affects thousands of service members and their families every day. One such type of pain is low back pain.

Oct. 20, 2022

Get Protected With New COVID-19 Booster and Flu Vaccine

There are two vaccines you should consider getting this fall. It’s the beginning of flu season in the U.S., so now is a good time to get your annual flu vaccine. But did you know that you can also get the latest COVID-19 booster at the same time?

Oct. 19, 2022

Can Your TRICARE Coverage Work With Other Health Insurance?

Are you a TRICARE beneficiary? Do you have other health care coverage in addition to your TRICARE plan? You may have employer-sponsored coverage or government health care plans. Or perhaps you have purchased additional coverage through private providers. Students may have health care coverage through their school. These additional plans are known as other health insurance (OHI). If you have OHI, it’s important to know how you can use it with TRICARE.

Oct. 13, 2022

TRICARE Pharmacy Network Changes May Affect Independent Pharmacy Customers

Starting Oct. 24, about 15,000 independent pharmacies will no longer be in the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. Even with the departure of these community pharmacies, the network will still offer access to more than 40,000 pharmacies.

Oct. 11, 2022

Learn More About Your TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit at October 20 Webinar

Did you know that if you have coverage under a TRICARE health plan, you have TRICARE pharmacy benefits, too? It’s true. The TRICARE Pharmacy Program is comprehensive. It offers accessible and affordable prescription drugs for you and your family. Wherever you live, TRICARE wants you to know how you can use the pharmacy benefit to best meet your needs.

Oct. 6, 2022

Five Reasons to Switch to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery

Want your prescriptions delivered to your front door? TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery through Express Scripts can help. Take a minute to see how getting your prescription drugs delivered may be right for you.

Sept. 29, 2022

TRICARE Offers Contraceptive Care to Support You, Your Family, and Your Readiness

Whether you’re a service member or a TRICARE-eligible family member, contraceptive care plays a key role in your overall health, wellness, and quality of life. It also supports your individual and family readiness. TRICARE covers a full range of contraceptive methods, regardless of which health plan you have. And recent changes to TRICARE policies help make sure you’ll have easy, convenient, and timely access to contraceptive services.

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