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TRICARE Transition Challenges in the West Region
We are aware of the customer service issues our patients are experiencing in the West Region. Learn more about how we are fixing these issues, including waiving our usual authorization process through March 18.

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Getting Preventive Care

If You're Using ...  Then you can ... 
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • TRICARE Young Adult-Prime

Get preventive care from your primary care manager or any network provider in your region.

  • Referral and authorization not required
  • You pay nothing out-of-pocket 

Note: Active duty service members must have prior authorization to visit a civilian provider.

  • US Family Health Plan

Get preventive care from your primary care manager or any provider in your designated provider network.

  • Referral and authorization not required
  • You pay nothing out-of-pocket 
  • TRICARE Select
  • TRICARE Select Overseas
  • TRICARE Reserve Select
  • TRICARE Retired Reserve
  • TRICARE Young Adult-Select
  • TRICARE For Life

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. (network or non-network).

Network Providers:

  • You pay nothing ($0) for preventive services received from network providers.

Non-Network Providers:

  • You pay nothing ($0) for:
    • Cancer screenings* (breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate)
    • Immunizations*
    • Well-child visits for children under age 6 (birth - age 5)
  • You pay non-network cost shares for all other preventive services, even if rendered at the same time as a covered cancer screening or immunization.

*This includes the office visit for beneficiaries age 6 and older when a covered cancer screening or immunization is provided during the visit. 

Last Updated 12/26/2017