In the United States
You should get all prescriptions filled before you travel, but if you need to get a prescription filled, you have four different options.
- Get your prescription filled at any military pharmacy.
- Call first to see if your prescription is on the Basic Core FormularyA list of drugs that are available at all full-service military pharmacies. They meet most of the primary care needs of TRICARE beneficiaries..
Visit one of the more than 57,000 TRICARE network pharmacies throughout the United States. All you need is your written prescription and uniformed service ID card. >>Find a network pharmacy
You can temporarily update your address with Express Scripts to have your prescriptions sent to the address where you'll be in the United States. Be sure to update your address again when you return home.
Filling prescriptions at a non-network pharmacy is the most expensive option. You may have to pay for the total amount first and then file a claim for a partial reimbursement. Finding a network pharmacy is your best option.
Last Updated 4/5/2013