US Family Health Plan

The US Family Health Plan is an additional TRICARE Prime option available through networks of community-based, not-for-profit health care systems in six areas of the United States.  

Who Can Participate?

The US Family Health Plan is available to the following beneficiaries who live in a designated US Family Health Plan area:

  • Active duty family members
  • Retired service members and their families*
  • Family members of ActivatedCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. National Guard/Reserve membersIncludes members of the:
    • Army National Guard
    • Army Reserve
    • Navy Reserve
    • Marine Corps Reserve
    • Air National Guard
    • Air Force Reserve
    • U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
  • Non-activated National Guard/Reserve members and their families who qualify for care under the Transitional Assistance Management Program
  • Retired National Guard/Reserve members at age 60 and their families*
  • Survivors
  • Medal of Honor recipients and their families
  • Qualified former spouses

Where Can You Use It?

You must live in the one of the designated US Family Health Plan service areas to enroll. 

US Family Health Plan Service Area     Designated Provider
  • Maryland
  • Washington D.C.
  • Parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia 

Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Upstate and Western New York
  • Northern Tier of Pennsylvania

Martin's Point Health Care

  • Massachusetts, including Cape Cod
  • Rhode Island
  • Northern Connecticut 

Brighton Marine Health Center

  • New York City
  • Long Island
  • Southern Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • Philadelphia and area suburbs

St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers 

  • Southeast Texas
  • Southwest Louisiana


  • Western Washington State
  • Most of Central and Eastern Washington State
  • Northern Idaho
  • Western Oregon
  • Most of California

Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed Clinics) 

How it Works

You'll get all care (including prescription drug coverage) from a primary care provider that you select from the network of private physicians affiliated with one of the not-for-profit health care systems listed above. Your primary care provider assists you in getting appointments with specialists in the area and coordinates your care.

You won't get care at military hospitals and clinics or from TRICARE network providers when enrolled in the US Family Health Plan.

What You Pay

Active duty family members pay no enrollment fees and no out-of-pocket costs for any type of care as long as care is received from the US Family Health Plan provider. All others pay annual enrollment fees and network copayments. >>Learn more.

Is the US Family Health Plan Right for You?

If you live in one of the six designated areas, you may want to consider the US Family Health Plan. It's a robust Prime option that even offers enhanced coverage at each location.

How to Enroll

>>Visit the US Family Health Plan Enrollment Page to learn more.

For information on disenrolling or ending plan coverage, visit the Disenrolling in the US Family Health Plan page.

Can I enroll in the US Family Health Plan if I'm Medicare-eligible? 

Last Updated 10/23/2023