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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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Feb. 25, 2021

New to TDP? Get to Know Your TRICARE Dental Program Benefits

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? But anytime is the perfect time to emphasize the importance of good oral health with your child. And part of that involves making sure they have dental coverage.

Feb. 23, 2021

Coast Guard Retirees Now Can Pay TRICARE Enrollment Fees by Allotment

Group A retirees now pay enrollment fees to maintain their TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select coverage. If you’re a U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) retiree, you can now pay your enrollment fees by allotment.

Feb. 23, 2021

DHA Launches Pilot to Tackle Mental Health Effects of Sexual Trauma

Sexual trauma can happen to anyone, and it can have long-term effects on your mental health. But it isn’t something you have to deal with alone. There’s help available if you need it. If you’re an active duty service member (ADSM) who has experienced sexual trauma at any time, you may be eligible to participate in the Sexual Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Pilot.

Feb. 18, 2021

More Options to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, the federal government has launched the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. This new program is a collaboration between the federal government, states, territories, and 21 national pharmacies and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.

Feb. 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine does not affect fertility, immunization experts say

You’re pregnant, or you’re breastfeeding. Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? That’s a question on the minds of many military frontline health care workers today. The short answer is that it’s an individual’s choice, and military health experts say the vaccine is well worth considering.

Feb. 11, 2021

Disenrolled from TRICARE Select? Here’s How to Reinstate Your Coverage

As of Jan. 1, 2021, TRICARE Select Group A retirees are required to pay enrollment fees each month. If you didn’t set up your enrollment fees for TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select coverage last year, you were disenrolled from your plan effective Dec. 31, 2020 (TRICARE Select replaced TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra in 2018.). If you want to have TRICARE Select coverage this year, you must request reinstatement with your TRICARE contractor. You have until June 30, 2021 to make your request.

Feb. 10, 2021

When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The big question on the mind of many TRICARE beneficiaries is, “When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” The Department of Defense (DoD) is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to service members, retirees, and their families through different phases of the schema.

Feb. 4, 2021

How to Find What Your TRICARE Plan Covers

Are you familiar with all the ways TRICARE covers you? TRICARE offers comprehensive coverage to help you get and stay healthy. This year, get familiar with what’s covered. Knowing what services are and aren’t covered will help you avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

Feb. 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Options for the Selected Reserve Members (Including National Guard)

Are you a National Guard or Selected Reserve member with questions about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine? TRICARE has the answers you’re looking for.

Jan. 27, 2021

Find a Provider, Get the Care You Need with TRICARE

Have you seen your doctor in the last year? If not, it’s time to make an appointment. Seeing your doctor for regular checkups is one of the best ways to screen for diseases and prevent future health problems. And it’s something you can do safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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