Health & Safety

July 20, 2012

TRICARE offers a plethora of pharmacy choices

by Kristin Shives
TRICARE Management Activity

TRICARE beneficiaries have plenty of pharmacy options, including military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and 56,000 network pharmacies. Wondering which option to choose?

Military treatment facility pharmacies fill prescriptions free of charge, up to a 90-day supply for most medications. Not all medications are available at MTF pharmacies, but beneficiaries can use the TRICARE formulary search tool, http://pec.ha.osd.mil/formulary_search.php to find out if a medication is available. Registered users may also use TRICARE Online to request prescription refills at www.tricareonline.com.

TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is another low-cost option giving beneficiaries low or no co-pays. It is safe, convenient and easy to use from home, when traveling on a temporary assignment or moving to another TRICARE region. Prescriptions are mailed to any address in the United States and its territories. Beneficiaries can get up to a 90-day supply for most medications with minimal out-of-pocket costs. Once registered, beneficiaries can sign up for automatic refills or request them by mail, phone or online.

TRICARE recommends home delivery option for prescriptions needed on a regular basis.

Beneficiaries who choose to fill or refill prescriptions at a retail network pharmacy can get up to a 30-day supply. Certain vaccines are covered for zero copayment at participating network pharmacies. Call 1-877-363-1303 or visit www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE/ to find a participating pharmacy.

TRICARE provides a world-class pharmacy benefit to all eligible uniformed service members, retirees and family members, including beneficiaries age 65 and older. Coverage is the same regardless of beneficiary category or health care plan being used. The pharmacy program is available worldwide, but there are some limitations in having prescriptions refilled in some overseas areas. Home delivery does deliver to the Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office overseas.




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