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Book Appointments

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

TRICARE Prime PlansTRICARE Prime plans include: TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas and TRICARE Young Adult-Prime

Your primary care manager (PCM) provides most of your care. 

  • Call your PCM first for all urgent, routine or specialty care. 
  • Your PCM will give you a referral for care he/she can't provide.

If your PCM is at a military hospital or clinic, you can book some appointments online.

TRICARE Standard PlansTRICARE Standard Plans include: TRICARE Standard and Extra, TRICARE Standard Overseas and TRICARE Young Adult-Standard

Book an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network..

  • You don't need a referral for any type of care (routine, urgent, specialty, etc.)
  • Some services may require prior authorization.

You can get care at military hospital or clinics on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Reserve Select/TRICARE Retired Reserve

Book an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider.

  • You don't need a referral for any type of care (routine, urgent, specialty, etc.)
  • Some services may require prior authorization.

You can get care at military hospital or clinics on a space-available basis.

TRICARE For Life

Book an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider.

You can get care at military hospital or clinics on a space-available basis.

US Family Health Plan

  • All care is coordinated through your designated provider.
  • You won't get care at military hosptial or clinics or other TRICARE-authorized providers.
PCM Referral Waiver Extended for Turkey Evacuees

The waiver of the primary care manager referral requirement for active duty family members who were stationed in Turkey and evacuated to other worldwide locations is extended until Nov. 30, 2016. >>Learn More

What is Right of First Refusal?

This is when your regional contractor refers you to a military hospital or clinic first. The military facility has the right to take the referral or refuse it. If they refuse it, then you'll get a referral to a network provider.

Last Updated 9/2/2016