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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Dec. 17, 2020

Last Chance: Set Up Payment for TRICARE Select Enrollment Fees

The Dec. 31 deadline to set up payment for your new TRICARE Select 2021 enrollment fees is just around the corner. If you’re a TRICARE Select Group A retiree, this is your last chance to set up payment. If you don’t set up your payment by the Dec. 31 deadline, you’ll be disenrolled from TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select on Jan. 1, 2021.

Dec. 15, 2020

Understanding TRICARE Coverage of COVID-19 Testing

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and go to the doctor to get tested, will TRICARE cover your visit and your test? Will TRICARE cover your COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms but want to get a test for peace of mind? If you’re confused about COVID-19 tests and what TRICARE covers, be sure you check out the latest information on the TRICARE website.

Dec. 10, 2020

DOD Officials Announce Distribution Plan for Initial COVID-19 Vaccine

Regarding the initial COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Defense Department officials announced a phased and coordinated strategic plan for distributing and administering the initial COVID-19 vaccines.

Dec. 9, 2020

Your Options to Get a Flu Shot

Do you normally receive your care at a military hospital or clinic? If the flu vaccine isn’t available at a military hospital or clinic, you can still get the vaccine at no cost through the TRICARE network.

Nov. 30, 2020

TRICARE Select Group A Retiree Enrollment Fee Payments Due Now

Have you set up payment for your new TRICARE Select 2021 enrollment fees yet? If not, time is running out. If you’re a TRICARE Select Group A: If you or your sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred before January 1, 2018, you are in Group A. retiree, you must set up your payment by Dec. 31 if you want to have TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select coverage on Jan. 1, 2021. You’ll be disenrolled from TRICARE if your TRICARE contractor doesn’t receive your payment.

Nov. 27, 2020

Found a TRICARE Plan? Enroll Using One of These Options

You’ve entered open season and decided on a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan for you and your family. Ready for the next step? It’s now time to enroll. Depending on your beneficiary category and TRICARE plan, you may have to pay enrollment fees when you enroll. By staying up to date on the TRICARE enrollment process, you and your family can get the most out of your coverage.

Nov. 25, 2020

What Plan is Right for You, TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select?

The annual TRICARE Open Season is underway until Dec. 14. This is your chance to make changes to your current health coverage or enroll in a new TRICARE Prime (including the US Family Health Plan) or TRICARE Select plan. But do you know which plan best meets your needs?

Nov. 23, 2020

Active Duty Family Member? Find TRICARE Coverage Options to Match Your Needs

Are you an active duty family member (ADFM) thinking about changing your TRICARE health plan? If so, you can do so now. The TRICARE Open Season—your chance to enroll or make changes to your health plan for next year—runs until Dec. 14. Looking for dental or vision coverage? This is also the time to find options for you and your family.

Nov. 16, 2020

Join the Nov. 19 Webinar on TRICARE, FEDVIP Open Seasons

Open season is here. Don’t miss your chance to make your choice for 2021 health coverage, as well as dental or vision coverage before open season ends on Dec. 14. To learn more about open season and your options, join the “TRICARE Open Season is Here—What to Do?” webinar on Nov. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

Nov. 16, 2020

Q&A: Set Up Your TRICARE Select Enrollment Fee Allotment

Are you a TRICARE Select Group AIf you or your sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred before January 1, 2018, you are in Group A. retiree or family member? If so, you need to set up your automatic monthly payments for your new TRICARE Select enrollment fees. Setting up your payment plan now with your TRICARE regional contractor will ensure your TRICARE Select coverage continues in 2021. The following are some questions and answers about who needs to set up payment, how to set up your payment, and why you shouldn’t wait to do so.

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