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Rights and Responsibilities

As a TRICARE beneficiary, you have rights regarding your health care and responsibilities for participating in your health care decisions.

Patient Rights

As a patient in the Military Health System, you have the right to:

  • Easy-to-understand information about TRICARE
  • A choice of health care providers that is sufficient to ensure access to appropriate high-quality health care
  • Emergency health care services when and where you need it
  • Review information about the diagnosis, treatment and progress of your condition
  • Fully participate in all decisions related to your health care or to be represented by family members, conservators or other duly appointed representatives if you are unable to fully participate in treatment decisions.
  • Considerate, respectful care from all members of the health care system without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or source of payment.
  • Communicate with health care providers in confidence and to have the confidentiality of your health care information protected.
  • Review, copy and request amendments to your medical records.
  • A fair and efficient process for resolving differences with your health plan, health care providers and the institutions that serve them.

Patient Responsibilities

As a patient in the Military Health System, you have the responsibility to:

Last Updated 3/2/2016