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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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June 30, 2022

New to TRICARE? Handbook Helps You Learn Your Health Plan Options

If you’re curious about your TRICARE health plan options, the TRICARE Choices in the United States Handbook can help. Whether you’re on active duty, separating from service, retiring, or a family member, this all-in-one handbook provides an overview of your stateside health care options. It also describes your pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage options.

June 28, 2022

Make Sure Your Child Takes the Right TRICARE Plan to College

For many parents, summer is a time of preparation, as they help their children get ready to move away to college. For your child, it might be their first time away from home. Will they have health care if they get sick or injured? Fortunately, your child’s TRICARE coverage will stay with them in college if enrolled full-time and meeting eligibility requirements.

June 21, 2022

Have TRICARE Prime? Point-of-Service Option May Offer Some Flexibility

Do you have a TRICARE Prime plan? If so, your primary care manager (PCM) handles all your routine care.

June 16, 2022

Continuous Glucose Monitors Now Available as a TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit

If you use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), you’re in luck. TRICARE Pharmacy Program now covers two brands of CGMs. These are the Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 and the Dexcom G6. Previously, CGMs were only available as durable medical equipment (DME) under the TRICARE medical benefit. CGMs continue to be covered as a DME medical benefit, but they’re also now available as part of your pharmacy benefit.

June 14, 2022

Q&A: Understanding the Updated Autism Care Demonstration

Since 2014, the Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) has provided Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ACD has gone through many updates over the years. The goal of these updates is to provide the best possible care to cover clinically necessary and appropriate ABA services for ASD. Also, ABA services are just one of many TRICARE benefits available to children with ASD.

June 2, 2022

How to Use TRICARE and Other Health Insurance at the Pharmacy

Do you have other pharmacy coverage in addition to the TRICARE Pharmacy Program? Maybe you have coverage through your employer or a private plan that you’ve purchased. TRICARE calls this other health insurance (OHI). Some OHI includes a prescription drug benefit that can be used with TRICARE. Learning more about OHI and TRICARE pharmacy benefits can save you time and money.

May 31, 2022

TRICARE Fact Sheet Helps You Find Your Right Dental Plan

Want to get the most out of your TRICARE dental coverage? Remember that dental coverage is separate from TRICARE’s medical coverage. Your dental coverage is based on who you are. So, it’s important to know the difference between plans. To learn what each dental plan offers and whether you qualify, you can start with the TRICARE Dental Options Fact Sheet.

May 26, 2022

Get the Latest COVID-19 Info on Boosters and Treatment

Are you continuing to protect yourself against COVID-19? Scientific evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses are effective in protecting people. They protect people both from infection and especially from severe outcomes of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending a second COVID-19 booster for people in certain groups, and a first booster for children ages 5 through 11.

May 23, 2022

TRICARE Answers Your Questions About Baby Formula

The shortage of baby formula is having an impact on millions of families. This includes military families living in the U.S. and overseas. It’s important you know what TRICARE does and doesn’t cover. Here are a few questions and answers about infant formula coverage to help.

May 17, 2022

TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program Helps Ensure Dental Readiness

As of May 1, the Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) is available both in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS). United Concordia Companies, Inc. (United Concordia) administers the ADDP benefits worldwide.

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