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Posted : admin On 1/29/2022

Annual deductibles apply to network and non-network providers for outpatient services only. Deductibles must be met before TRICARE benefits are payable. Once the deductible is met, cost-shares apply. Network providers can collect at a minimum the copayment at the time of service. Note: Visit our Copayment and Cost-Share Information page for 2021 costs. View the cost information below for TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) beneficiaries. The sponsor's enlistment date does not determine costs. TRS members are covered under TRICARE Select. Telemedicine copayment waiver: TRICARE is waiving copayments and cost-shares for covered audio-only or audio/video telemedicine rendered by network providers on or after May 12, 2020. This waiver applies to covered in-network telehealth services, not just services related to COVID-19. Beneficiaries can receive care at any TRICARE-authorized urgent care center or convenience clinic. Cost shares will apply, as shown below. TRICARE Prime beneficiaries will not incur point-of-service deductibles and cost shares if the urgent care center or convenience clinic is TRICARE. Copayments are per occurrence or per visit. Cost-shares are a percentage of the contracted rate for network providers and the maximum TRICARE allowable for non-network providers on certain types of services. Beneficiaries have an out-of-pocket maximum for covered medical expenses; this is known as the catastrophic cap.

Covered Services

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including health, dental, and pharmacy.

Urgent care is care you need for a non-emergency illness or injury. You need urgent care treatment within 24 hours, and you shouldn't have to travel more than 30 minutes for the care. You typically need urgent care to treat a condition that:

  • Doesn’t threaten life, limb or eyesight.
  • Needs attention before it becomes a serious risk to health.

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Examples may include things like a high fever or sprained ankle.

Nurse Advice Line

If it's after hours or you're not sure if you need to see a doctor, call TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line 24/7. Call 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) — Option 1 to talk to a registered nurse who can:

  • Answer your urgent care questions
  • Give you health care advice
  • Help you find a doctor
  • Schedule next-day appointments at military hospitals and clinics
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The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S. except those enrolled in the US Family Health Plan. Beneficiaries who live overseas can call the Nurse Advice Line for health care advice when traveling in the U.S., but must coordinate care with their Overseas Regional Call Center.

TRICARE Prime PlansTRICARE Prime plans include: TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas and TRICARE Young Adult-Prime

If you are a(n)…

To get Urgent Care…

Active Duty Family Member

You don’t need a referral.
You can get urgent care from any TRICARE authorized urgent care center or network provider1

Retiree or Retiree Family Member

Active Duty Service Member Enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote

Active Duty Service Member Living in a TRICARE Prime Service Area1

You should seek care at a military hospital or clinic when/where available, or contact the Nurse Advice Line for assistance.

What is tricare copay for urgent care

1If you are a family member or retiree and seek urgent care from a non-network provider outside of a TRICARE authorized urgent care center, you will have to pay point-of-service option cost-shares.

TRICARE Select and All Other TRICARE Plans

If you are a(n)…

To get Urgent Care…

Active Duty Family Member

You don’t need a referral.
You can get urgent care from any TRICARE authorized urgent care center or provider.3

Retiree or their Family Member

3You will pay network or non-network copayments or cost-shares, depending on the type of provider you see.

US Family Health Plan

If you are a…

To get Urgent Care…

US Family Health Plan Member

Visit your designated provider’s web site for details

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Urgent Care Overseas

If you are…

Seeking care…

To get Urgent Care…

Enrolled in TRICARE plan stateside

Overseas while traveling

You don’t need a referral.

To ensure your urgent care visit is cashless and claimless, you must get prior authorization from the TRICARE overseas contractor. Otherwise, you may have to pay the provider up front and file a claim for reimbursement later.

Enrolled in a TRICARE Overseas plan

Overseas

Stateside while traveling

You don’t need a referral.
You can get urgent care from any TRICARE authorized urgent care center or network provider.4, 5

4If you are enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan and seek urgent care from a non-network provider outside of a TRICARE authorized urgent care center, you will have to pay point-of-service option cost-shares.

5Active Duty Service Members must follow up with their PCM when they receive care outside of a military hospital or clinic, in accordance with DoD and Service regulations.

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This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 6/18/2020

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