Pharmacy

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

TRICARE's prescriptions are managed through the pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts.

Do you use a military pharmacy?

If there is a decrease in service or closure at your military pharmacy due to COVID-19, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to home delivery or retail.

Where can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

TRICARE beneficiaries can get a COVID-19 vaccine at no-cost. >>Learn more.

Your pharmacy options

  • The best option during this time is to switch your prescriptions to home delivery. You can get up to a 90-day supply of most medications. If you’re an active duty service member, you don’t have any copayments.
  • If you have other health insuranceHealth insurance you have in addition to TRICARE, such as Medicare or an employer-sponsored health insurance. TRICARE supplements don’t qualify as "other health insurance." with a pharmacy benefit, you can't use home delivery unless:
    • You're prescription isn't covered by your other plan
    • You've reached the dollar limit of your other plan
  • Home delivery isn’t available in Germany.
  • If you have a medication supply of 14 days or less or need your medication right away, you may want to switch to a retail network pharmacy. You can get up to a 90-day supply of most medications. Copayments apply. If you’re an active duty service member, you don’t have any copayments.

What can you do? 

  • Call your military pharmacy refill line to check for changes to service offerings, closures, and resumption of services
  • Call Express Scripts at 877-363-1303 or visit Express Scripts Home Delivery to switch your prescription to home delivery
  • Call your retail network pharmacy and ask them to call your military pharmacy to transfer your medication or your provider for a new prescription. Copayments apply for each 30-day supply. If you're an active duty service member, you don't have any copayments.   
  • If you don't have any refills remaining, call your provider to send a new prescription to either Express Scripts TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or your network pharmacy

Determine your medication coverage and copayments here: www.express-scripts.com/tform

tricare pharmacy costs

Following a thorough safety review, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (also known as the J&J vaccine) in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume. DoD sites will begin a controlled resumption of the Janssen vaccine later this week.

You may be able to use an online scheduling tool to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a DoD vaccination site.

>>Learn more.

There’s no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine itself. But there may be a cost based on your health plan for an office visit with a provider, or if you require follow-on care. >>Learn more
Where can I find a list of non-covered drugs?

To see a list of drugs TRICARE doesn't cover, go here. And then click on the "Tier 4/Not Covered" link under the "Formulary Related Links" section.

Last Updated 4/19/2021