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Traveling with TRICARE Prime Overseas

If you're enrolled in TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas or TRICARE Young Adult-Prime in an overseas area, follow these guidelines for getting care when you're traveling:

If Traveling in the United States

  1. Get all routine care before traveling.
  2. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
    • If admitted, you must call 1-215-942-8393 or toll-free at 1-877-451-8659, before leaving the facility, or within 24 hours or on the next business day to coordinate authorization, continued care and payment.
  3. If you need urgent care, you need a referral and prior authorization first
    • You must have a referral and authorization before getting care.
    • Call International SOS's toll-free stateside number: 1-877-451-8659

If Traveling in Another Overseas Area

  1. Get all routine care before traveling
  2. If you need emergency care, go to the nearest emergency care facility.
    • To find a provider, search the online or call International SOS
    • Before you leave the facility, contact International SOS Medical Assistance.
      • Eurasia-Africa: +44-20-8762-8133
      • Latin America & Canada: 1-215-942-8320
      • Pacific (Sydney): +65-6338-9277
      • Pacific (Singapore): +61-2-9273-2760
    • If you're admitted, International SOS will coordinate with the facility for payment, determine whether you should be transferred to another facility and coordinate emergency transport, if needed.
  3. If you need urgent care, find an overseas provider. 

Need Prescriptions When Traveling?

We recommend that you get your prescriptions filled before you travel, but if you need a prescription filled while traveling you can:

  • Fill the prescription at the military pharmacy if one is nearby.
    • Call the pharmacy first to see if they stock your prescription
  • Find the closest network pharmacy.
    • Available in the U.S. and U.S. Territories
    • If a network pharmacy is not available, visit a non-network pharmacy.
  • The home delivery option is not recommended for a prescription you need right away, but if you're taking a long vacation, you can arrange for any regular prescriptions to be filled via home delivery.

Learn more about your options for filling prescriptions.

Last Updated 6/24/2014