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TRICARE Standard and Extra

TRICARE Standard and Extra is a fee-for-service plan available in the United States. 

Who Can Participate?

  • Active duty family members
  • Retired service members and their families
  • Family members of activated Guard/Reserve members 
  • Non-activated Guard/Reserve members and their families who qualify for care under the Transitional Assistance Management Program
  • Retired Guard/Reserve members at age 60 and their families
  • Survivors
  • Medal of Honor recipients and their families
  • Qualified former spouses

How it Works

Schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider, network or non-network. >>Find a Doctor

  • If you visit a non-network provider, you're using the Standard option.
  • If you visit a network provider, you're using the Extra option.

Referrals not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services.

>>Learn More about Using Standard and Extra

What You Pay

Costs vary based on the sponsor's military status. You'll pay:

  • An annual outpatient deductible
  • Cost shares (or percentage) for covered services

>>View TRICARE Standard and Extra Costs

Is TRICARE Standard and Extra Right for You?

  • Active duty service members (including activated Guard/Reserve members) can't use TRICARE Standard and Extra. 
  • TRICARE Standard and Extra may be the right choice for you if you have a provider who is not in the TRICARE network and you don't want to change providers.
  • If you live in an area where TRICARE Prime is not available, TRICARE Standard and Extra may be your only option.

Last Updated 9/16/2015