The TRICARE Formulary is a list of generic and brand name prescription drugs that we cover.
We have three tiers in our formularyEstablished by the DoD Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and Beneficiary Advisory Panel..
- Tier 1: Formulary-Generic
- Tier 2: Formulary-Brand Name
- Tier 3: Non-Formulary
The TRICARE Formulary is reviewed and updated each quarter.
You can get non-formulary drugs filled for a higher cost through home delivery and at most retail network pharmacies. If your provider can establish medical necessity, you can get the non-formulary drugs at the formulary cost share.
What is the Basic Core Formulary (BCF)?
The BCF is a list of prescription drugs that all full-service military hospitals and clinics must have available. Prescription drugs on the BCF will meet most of your primary care needs. Military hospitals and clinics may add other drugs to their formulary list based on their patients' needs.