Using TRICARE Select

You have the same flexibility when traveling as you do at home.

If Traveling in the United States

  • Visit any 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. DS >>Find a Doctor 
  • Call the doctor to schedule your appointment
  • You'll save money if you find a network provider
  • Keep a copy of your receipts
  • You may have to pay up front for the care and file a claim for reimbursement  

If Traveling Overseas

Need Prescriptions When Traveling?

We recommend that you get your prescriptions filled before you travel, but if you need a prescription filled while traveling you can:

  • Fill the prescription at the military pharmacy if one is nearby.
    • Call the pharmacy first to see if they stock your prescription
  • Find the closest network pharmacy.
    • Available in the U.S. and U.S. Territories
    • If a network pharmacy is not available, visit a non-network pharmacy.
  • The home delivery option is not recommended for a prescription you need right away, but if you're taking a long vacation, you can arrange for any regular prescriptions to be filled via home delivery.

Learn more about your options for filling prescriptions.

Last Updated 7/5/2023