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Article 5/16/2019 A change of address may mean new TRICARE health options

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A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). This QLE means you have 90 days from the date of your address change to enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan based on your eligibility or plan availability in the new location. (U.S. Navy photo)

Infographic 6/6/2019 Acute Chronic Pain

This infographic describes ways to retrain the brain's reaction to pain.
This infographic describes ways to retrain the brain's reaction to pain.

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Article 4/24/2020 Be Cyber Aware: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts

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While your attention is focused on staying safe and healthy at this time, don’t take your eye off cybersecurity measures. Whether you’re working from home or browsing social media sites, you’re a target for scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 national health emergency.

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Photo 3/11/2020 Coronavirus Disease Guidance

Coronavirus Disease Guidance
Department of Defense (DOD) officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by the 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus (2019 -NCOV). DOD is coordinating with interagency partners to ensure accurate and timely information is available and encourage all appropriate measures are taken to limit the virus' spread.

Photo 3/11/2020 Coronavirus Guidance

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Department of Defense (DOD) officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by the 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus (2019 -NCOV). DOD is coordinating with interagency partners...

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Article 2/4/2020 DoD releases guidance to protect forces from novel coronavirus

A dental assistant with the 319th Medical Group, demonstrates proper sanitary procedure by putting on a face mask at the medical treatment facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. (U.S. Photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)
Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew P. Donovan released a guidance letter for force health protection specifically relating to the novel coronavirus. In it, Donovan states that DoD will follow guidance by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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Article 4/16/2020 Get Familiar with Your Emergency and Urgent Care Options

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During the COVID-19 crisis, you may have more questions than usual about where to seek care or even the level of care you need. Now is the time to learn the difference between emergency and urgent care, and the rules for your TRICARE health plan. That way, you can get the appropriate treatment you need.

Article 2/27/2020 Got Feedback About TRICARE Publications? Take the Survey

Do you love TRICARE newsletters, or are fact sheets answering your questions? TRICARE wants to hear your feedback. Your comments, suggestions, and questions help to create better content and improve your TRICARE benefit resources.

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Article 4/16/2020 How to Help: Delay Routine and Elective Medical and Dental Procedures

To keep up with self-distancing practices due to COVID-19, you should strongly consider rescheduling certain medical and dental appointments. Your health care provider may have already contacted you to reschedule your appointment. Be sure to check on the availability of telehealth and teledentistry appointments as an option to address your health care.

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Article 2/20/2020 Join Feb. 27 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life

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Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you’re eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage works? Join the “What is TRICARE For Life?” webinar on Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to get your TFL questions answered.

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Article 4/2/2020 Possible Military Pharmacy Changes Due to COVID-19

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Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in a decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19. To maintain patient and personnel safety, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or to a TRICARE retail network pharmacy.

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Article 4/2/2020 Staying Mentally Fit During Social Distancing

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Are you experiencing cabin fever? If so, you’re not alone. Sudden lifestyle changes and extended time at home is a reality for many during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Article 3/12/2020 Tracking COVID-19: Know the Symptoms and How to Get Care

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Take action and stay informed about the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Simple measures can protect you and your community. It’s also important to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and know when to seek help.

Article 7/11/2019 Traveling Overseas? Know How to Get Care With TRICARE

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If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your TRICARE coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on your sponsor status, your location, and your health plan. Familiarize yourself with your plan’s rules and these tips so you know what to do if you have health issues while traveling overseas.

Article 3/27/2020 TRICARE Covers Certain Telemedicine Services in the U.S.

TRICARE covers certain telemedicine services. You may be able to see a TRICARE-authorized provider without leaving your home. Using a computer or smartphone, you connect with your provider by secure video conferencing.

Article 2/20/2020 TRICARE Dental Coverage Options Keep Your Smile Healthy

Let’s kickoff National Children’s Dental Health Month by looking at how you can keep your and your family’s smile healthy with TRICARE dental options. If you’re new to TRICARE dental or need a refresher, there are three dental options. These options are separate from TRICARE health care options

Article 12/12/2019 TRICARE Expands Care With New Policy Changes

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TRICARE recently expanded coverage for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Coverage now includes: concurrent pediatric hospice and curative care, portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, and platelet rich plasma injections.

Article 4/2/2020 TRICARE Extends Temporary Telehealth Support for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

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TRICARE is taking new steps to support family members in the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). From March 31 to May 31, TRICARE will temporarily cover telehealth support for applied behavior analysis (ABA) parent or caregiver guidance services. This is to help support ACD beneficiaries during social distancing and the COVID-19 respons

Article 4/24/2020 TRICARE Offers Telehealth Services for Mental Health Care

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The Military Health System is working to provide you with health options while you practice social distancing to combat the coronavirus pandemic. TRICARE covers telehealth services to include otherwise-covered mental health services.

Article 3/27/2020 TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery Brings Your Prescriptions to Your Door

When practicing social distancing, you may want an alternative to having to travel to the pharmacy. Now is a good time to ensure you have adequate medication on hand to cut down on leaving the house. The TRICARE Pharmacy Program gives you three ways to get up to a 90-day supply of your covered prescriptions, including delivery right to your door.

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Photo 7/30/2020 We Are Open

We Are Open
We are open for appointments at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Article 1/15/2020 What You Need to Know if You’re New to TRICARE

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If you’re newly enrolled in TRICARE health or dental coverage, you’re in good company. You now have access to a global network of military and civilian providers. Learning about your health care coverage now will help you maximize your benefit and take command of your health in 2020.

Article 4/24/2020 With TRICARE, Help From a Nurse is Just a Call Away

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With TRICARE and the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line, you can. Whether you’re dealing with an ankle sprain or a sore throat, you can use the MHS Nurse Advice Line and get health advice from a registered nurse anytime, at no cost, from the comfort of your home.

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Video 4/16/2020 3D MAC Overview

An overview of what WRNMMC 3D MAC has to offer.

Last Updated 1/7/2020