- Your rules for booking appointments are based on which plan you're using.
- Active duty service members have specific rules.
- For more specific information, answer three questions for your plan's info (at the top of the page).
Or, select from the following for details about your plan:
Not sure if you need an appointment?
Call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (Option 1) and speak to a registered nurse day or night. Ask questions, get healthcare advice, or find out if you should get care.
Using Other Health Insurance with TRICARE
TRICARE pays second after most other health insuranceClick to closeHealth 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." plans such as an employer-sponsored health plan. >>Learn More
What is Right of First Refusal?
This is when your regional contractor refers you to a military hospital or clinic first. The military facility has the right to take the referral or refuse it. If they refuse it, then you'll get a referral to a network provider.