You'll stay enrolled in your Prime option until you separate or retire. If you have any changes in your medical status, you must report it to:
Routine medical care is only authorized when it's:
If you live near a VA medical facility, you can get routine or urgent care at that facility.
If you stay overseas on terminal leave and you need urgent care in the overseas civilian network, you must have a referral and authorization from the military hospital or clinic where you are enrolled or from the TRICARE Overseas Program contractor, International SOS.
If traveling or returning to the United States while on terminal leave, you should contact International SOS for a referral and authorization to a TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network.. Call your Regional Call Center toll-free from the United States for assistance:
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