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Emergency Prescription Refills

U.S Territory or State  Impacted areas Through
Puerto Rico  All areas 09/06/2019
Florida All counties 09/09/2019
Georgia Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne counties 09/09/2019
U.S. Virgin Islands All areas 09/09/2019
North Carolina All counties 09/09/2019
South Carolina All counties 09/09/2019
Virginia Accomack, Chesapeake City, Essex, Gloucester, Hampton City, Isle of Wight, James City, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Northampton, Northumberland, Poquoson City, Portsmouth City, Richmond, Richmond City, Suffolk City, Surry, Virginia Beach City, Westmoreland, and York counties 09/09/2019 

To get an emergency refill, take your prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy. To find a network pharmacy:

If possible, visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled.

  • If you use a retail chain, you can fill your prescription at another store in that chain.

  • If your provider is available, he or she may call in a new prescription to any network pharmacy.

  • You can request assistance at another pharmacy, but it's at that pharmacy's discretion to help you.

Referral Requirement Waived

If you are evacuated, you may not have to get a referral from your primary care manager to see 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. DS. This is also known as a blanket referral waiver. This applies to anyone in a TRICARE Prime plan in the following areas. This includes active duty service members using urgent care.

U.S. Territory or Country Area Dates
Puerto Rico All  8/28/2019 - 9/30/2019
U.S. Virgin Islands All 8/28/2019 - 9/30/2019
Bahamas All  8/29/2019 - 9/30/2019
Florida All 8/31/2019 - 10/1/2019
Georgia Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne counties 8/31/2019 - 10/1/2019
North Carolina All 8/31/2019 - 10/1/2019
South Carolina All 8/31/2019 - 10/1/2019

To Get Care: Find a TRICARE-authorized provider in the area where you're evacuated to schedule an appointment. Contact the military hospital or clinic by phone to ensure it is open before you travel to the facility.

Last Updated 8/24/2020