Before Traveling for Specialty Care
You don't need travel orders, but you must fax a travel request and the following documentation to your TRICARE Regional Office before you travel. Email requests are not accepted.
- Copy of your CRSC determination letter identifying the combat-related disabilities
- Your home address
- Referring provider's address
- Referral for specialty care to treat the specified combat-related disability
- Statement (may be included in the referral) from the referring provider indicating that an non-medical attendant is needed, if applicable
- Completed electronic funds transfer (EFT) authorization form for yourself and your NMA; form must be accompanied by a voided/canceled check or a copy of your savings account statement
Your TRICARE Regional Office reviews your travel request and assists in finding a specialty provider or confirms that the requested specialist is a TRICARE-authorized provider outside the 100-mile radius. If you don't submit your travel request in advance, your travel expenses might not be reimbursed.
Getting a Referral
Becuase you're using TRICARE Standard and Extra or TRICARE For Life, you don't usually need referrals for specialty care. However, you must have a referral to qualify for this benefit. To get a referral:
- Ask your doctor to write a referral to the provider you need to see to treat the combat-related disability.
- Your doctor should state in the referral if a non-medical attendant is needed.
- If your doctor has questions, please have them contact your TRICARE Regional Office.