Make sure you visit an emergency room. Urgent care clinics offer quick walk-in services without an appointment, but these facilities are not considered to be "emergency rooms." If you go to an urgent care clinic, make sure you follow your plan's rules for getting urgent care.
A medical emergency is defined as the sudden and unexpected onset of a medical condition that:
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Call the Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-TRICARE, Option 1
If you're enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan, contact your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you receive emergency care.
Prime plans include:
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