TRICARE Pharmacy Options: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts
The Military Health System is working to meet the health care demands of COVID-19. You can help by staying informed. TRICARE can help you separate rumors from truth when it comes to your pharmacy options.
MYTH: Now I need to get prescriptions filled at a network pharmacy or through home delivery.
FACT: Beneficiaries can continue to get prescriptions at military pharmacies as long as the military pharmacy is open. Many have expanded to offer curb-side pick-up. Home delivery and network pharmacies remain options for beneficiaries if the military pharmacy closes due to the national health emergency due to the pandemic.
MYTH: I can’t get prescription refills early.
FACT: You can get early refills three ways:
TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery can send a 90-day supply of most drugs
Retail network pharmacies can provide three, 30-day refills at once
Military pharmacies offer a 90-day supply for most drugs (Note: There may be temporary limitations that result in a decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19).
MYTH: Due to low supplies, I can’t get my prescriptions at a military hospital or clinic pharmacy.
FACT: Currently, military pharmacies don’t have supply issues. You should be able to fill or refill your prescriptions as usual (Note: There may be temporary limitations that result in a decrease in service or closure at your military pharmacy due to COVID-19).
MYTH: Some medication combinations can prevent or treat COVID-19.
FACT: There’s no FDA-approved medication combination to prevent or treat COVID-19. Don’t take any medications without your doctor’s advice.
Last Updated 6/23/2020