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Prescription Costs

Your prescription costs depend on who you are, where you fill your prescription and the type of drug.

Active Duty Service Members

You can get prescriptions filled from any pharmacy at no cost.

All Other Beneficiaries

Network Pharmacy Options 

Point of Service Generic Copays Brand Name Copays Non-Formulary Copays

Retail Network(30-day supply)




Home Delivery(90-day supply)




Military Pharmacy(90-day supply)

Still $0 copay for all formulary drugs at military pharmacies

Generally not available without medical necessity

If you want a 90-day supply from your network pharmacy, you'll pay the cost for each 30-day supply. For example, a 90-day supply of a generic drug will cost $33. Copayments remain the same as 2017 rates for dependent survivors of Active Duty Service Members and medically retired service members and their dependents.

*Some non-formulary drugs are only covered through Home Delivery. Check with Express Scripts before filling prescriptions for non-formulary drugs at a retail network pharmacy.

Non-Network Pharmacy

You'll pay more to get your prescription filled at non-network and overseas retail pharmacies. 

  • The costs are based on where you are, who you are and in some cases, what plan you're using
  • You may need to pay up front and file a claim for reimbursement. 
Non-Network Pharmacies in the United States and U.S. Territories
Who You Are What You Pay
Active Duty Service Members1 You will get a full reimbursement. 
 All Other Beneficiaries If enrolled in a Prime plan, you pay 50% cost-share after point-of-service 

For all other plans, you pay:

  • Formulary drugs: $28 or 20% of total cost, whichever is more, after you meet your annual deductible
  • Non-formulary drugs: $53 or 20% of total cost, whichever is more, after you meet your annual deductible

1Includes activatedCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. Guard/Reserve Members


Non-Network (Overseas Retail2) Pharmacies in all other Overseas Areas
Who You Are What You Pay
All Beneficiaries Enrolled in a TRICARE Prime Overseas Plan You will get a full reimbursement when you file your claim
Active Duty Family Members using TRICARE Select Overseas & Beneficiaries Using TRICARE Reserve Select 20% cost shareA percentage of the total cost of a covered health care service that you pay. after you meet your annual deductible
All Other Beneficiaries 25% cost share after you meet your annual deductible

2If filling prescriptions in the Philippines, you must use a certified pharmacy or your claim will be denied.

Last Updated 2/7/2018