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Filling Prescriptions Overseas

Are you living overseas?   

  • Fill most prescriptions at military or host nation pharmacies. 
  • Home delivery available with some limits.
  • Network pharmacies only available in the U.S. and U.S. territories. 

Are you traveling overseas?  

  • We recommend that you fill prescriptions before you travel. 
  • If you do run out of your prescription drug, you can use a military or host nation pharmacy.

Military Pharmacies

You can get your prescriptions filled at military pharmacies for free.

  • Military pharmacies are usually at a military hospital or clinic.
  • Some military bases have free-standing pharmacies located elsewhere on the base.

If you have a prescription from a host nation provider, you can fill it at a military pharmacy, but there are some limits:

Host Nation Pharmacies

In some cases, host nation pharmacies may be your only option. You may have to pay for the total amount first and then file a claim for reimbursement.

  • Active duty service members will get a full reimbursement
  • Active duty family will get a full reimbursement when enrolled in TRICARE Prime Overseas or TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • All others will get a partial reimbursement based on non-network pharmacy costs.

TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery

To use home delivery overseas, you:

  • Must get your prescription from a U.S.-licensed provider
  • Must use your APO/FPO address
  • Should use the embassy address if you’re assigned to an embassy and don’t have an APO/FPO address
  • Can’t use private foreign addresses
  • Can’t use APO/FPO addresses for refrigerated drugs

There may be local restrictions, including:

  • Home delivery to APO/FPO addresses is subject to local customs laws.
  • Prescription drugs sent to APO/FPO addresses may be seized by customs authorities.
  • If your prescriptions are seized, contact Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303. Or look up your local toll-free number to find out other ways to get your prescription filled.
  • Home delivery isn’t available in Germany.

You can avoid problems overseas by getting your prescriptions filled at a military pharmacy or a local host nation pharmacy.

TRICARE Network Pharmacies

The only TRICARE network pharmacies overseas are in the following U.S. Territories:

  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands  

If you’re living or traveling in other overseas nations, you must use military pharmacies or host nation pharmacies.

Prescriptions in the Philippines

You must have prescriptions filled at a TRICARE-certified pharmacy. 

Last Updated 3/27/2014

contact Your Contacts
Express Scripts, Inc.

Stateside: 1-877-363-1303
Overseas: 1-866-275-4732
(where toll-free service is established)

www.express-scripts.com/tricare
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