Health & Safety

July 13, 2012

Ask the Doc – July 13, 2012

Tags: ,

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider?

 

A. If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your primary care manager through the TriWest Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval for civilian primary care manager. You can submit request via email to: 99MDGTricare@nellis.af.mil, along with a map (MapQuest, Google map, etc.) with drive time from your home address to Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. You will then be notified if the request was approved or denied. If denied, you have the option to switch from Prime to Tricare Standard. Please visit the TriWest Service Center for details about Tricare Standard.

Please be aware that active-duty service members cannot be under Tricare Standard. In addition, if you get approved to have a civilian primary care manager and your civilian primary care manager refers you to see a specialty physician then you must come back to Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center for treatment, if that service is available, unless you are 60 minutes or more from Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center.

 

Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.




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


 
 

 
doctor

Ask the Doc

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A: No. You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especi...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Cardiopulmonary clinic provides best patient care

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airman 1st Class Alvin Maximo-Acorda, 99th Medical Surgical Operations Squadron cardiopulmonary technician, simulates an electrocardiogram test on Airman 1st Class Tiffany ...
 
 
acc-motorcycle

ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, wh...
 

 

Ask the Doc

Q: How do I check the status of my referral or authorization? A: Call your regional contractor or visit your regional contractor’s website (see below).  Make sure to check the number of visits and expiration date for each referral. • North Region: Health Net Federal Services • South Region: Humana Military Healthcare Services • West...
 
 

Victims, witnesses in need deserve VWAP indeed

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With the many different support functions and services Nellis AFB offers, it may come as no surprise that numerous service members and their families might not have heard about a particular service offered by the legal office called the Victim Witness Assistance Program. The mission of the program is...
 
 

Ask the Doc

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence: 1. Sign in to MilConnect (you need a common access card, DS logon or DFAS MyPay pin to log in) 2. Click the “My Profile” tab 3. Click “Update and View My Profile” 4. In the “Email Addresses” section, add...
 




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