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Book Appointments

How you book appointments depends on which health plan you're using.

  • The basic steps for each plan are listed below.
  • For more specific information, answer three questions for your plan's info (at the top of the page).

TRICARE Prime Options

Includes TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas and TRICARE Young Adult-Prime

  • Call your primary care manager (PCM) to book an appointment.*
  • If your PCM can't provide the care you need, he or she will refer you to a specialist.
  • If you go to a specialist without first seeing your PCM, you're using point-of-service option and will pay more out-of-pocket.

*If you have a military PCM, and you're registered on the TOL Secure Web Portal, you can book some appointments online.

TRICARE Standard Options

Includes TRICARE Standard and Extra, TRICARE Standard Overseas, and TRICARE Young Adult-Standard

  • Book an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider.
  • Referrals not required.
  • Some services may require prior authorization.
  • You can get care at military hosptial or clinics on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Reserve Select & TRICARE Retired Reserve

  • Book an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider.
  • Referrals not required.
  • Some services may require prior authorization.
  • You can get care at military hosptial or clinics on a space-available basis.

TRICARE For Life

  • Book an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider.
  • If living overseas, you may visit any overseas provider.
  • You can get care at military hosptial or clinics on a space-available basis.

US Family Health Plan

Includes TRICARE Young Adult-Prime when you select the "US Family Health Plan" as your Prime Option.

  • Call your primary care manager (PCM) directly to book an appointment.
  • All care is coordinated through your designated provider.
  • You will not get care at military hosptial or clinics or other TRICARE-authorized providers.
Using Other Health Insurance with TRICARE

TRICARE pays second after most other health insurance plans such as an employer-sponsored health plan. >>Learn More

Not sure if you need an appointment?

Call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (Option 1) and speak to a registered nurse day or night. Ask questions, get health care advice or find out if you should get care.

Last Updated 8/14/2014