Health & Safety

May 31, 2012

RWBAHC now offering TRICARE Plus program

By Natalie Campbell
RWBACH PAO

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center is now accepting enrollees for TRICARE Plus, a program for TRICARE beneficiaries 65 and over that is operated at the discretion of the military treatment facility commander.

This program will allow enrollees to be seen at the health center for primary care appointments, and they will receive the same access to care standards as TRICARE Prime enrollees. TRICARE Plus is not a health plan; it is simply a way to access primary care at military treatment facilities. Retirees and retiree family members using TRICARE for Life may apply, and once enrolled, will be assigned a primary care manager at RWBAHC.

Col. William Moran, commander, RWBAHC describes why TRICARE Plus is being offered and the program’s benefits.

“RWBAHC is pleased to announce that we have opened enrollment, for eligible beneficiaries, into the TRICARE Plus Program. The program will allow our deserving Fort Huachuca beneficiaries the opportunity to take advantage of the same safe, patient-centered care our staff delivers every day to our Soldiers, family members and retirees.”

TRICARE Plus offers people the convenience of seeing their primary care physician and picking up prescriptions during the same visit. Enrollees will be able to select a “B” ticket at the RWBAHC Pharmacy kiosk, allowing for much shorter wait times, compared to non-enrollees.

Kathy Long, Clinical Support Division chief at RWBAHC describes why TRICARE Plus is beneficial to retirees and their families.

“[TRICARE-Plus allows them [patients] to stay within the military healthcare system. In some cases it allows them to continue seeing the provider they have been seeing. They can have their appointment and get their labs, x-rays and medications all in one spot. We have plenty of appointments available, and we welcome this population back to RWBAHC.”

There are several preventive health screening requirements that patients must comply with while enrolled in TRICARE Plus, including mammograms, cervical screenings, colorectal exams and diabetes testing.

Pharmacy, lab, front desk and the patient advocate have TRICARE Plus policy literature on hand. To apply, return completed paperwork to Lyria Wise, beneficiary counseling and assistance officer located in the same hall as the TRICARE Service Center.

For more information, contact Wise, 533.1204.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office issues citizen advisory warning

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has received information regarding an ongoing investigation by the Tombstone Marshal’s Office about a suspicious subject who may be impersonating a law enforcement officer in the Sierra Vista/Tombstone area. Reports received state that a light skinned, heavyset Hispanic male between 30 – 40, driving a white crew cab Ford truck...
 
 

Civilian Fitness Program coming to Fort Huachuca

The Life is Good monthly workshops held its first workshop of the year Jan. 15 in the Network Enterprise Technology Command auditorium featuring Dr. Doug Briggs, the director of Human Performance at Fort Bliss, Texas. Briggs is an internationally recognized expert in his field with a lifetime of training, coaching and competing internationally. His presentation...
 
 

National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, the Armed Services Blood Program, ASBP, would like to thank you for “giving to the red, white and blue.” “2014 was a great year for the Armed Services Blood Program,” said Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director. “We have you — our...
 

 

Obama unveils next steps in cybersecurity plan

WASHINGTON — Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I’m president, protecting America...
 
 

Retiree Council shares news you can use

Do retired Soldiers maintain healthier weights than Civilian retirees? Approximately half of the retired Soldiers whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index, BMI, that classified them as obese. Obesity rates for these retired Soldiers are significantly higher than the general population of...
 
 

FHFD shares wildfire safety tips for upcoming fire season

It’s time to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. Remembering last year’s Brown Fire, there’s a high probability for fire related incidents and events again this year. Evacuations can come with little notice and no time to prepare. Initial wildfire preparedness by having a plan and an evacuation kit is much more important as this...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin