Health & Safety

January 17, 2014

Ask the Doc

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Q.“My child, who is away at college, is coming home for the summer. Does my child need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment?”

A. “No. Your child doesn’t need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment. If you want your child to stay Prime while at college, we encourage him or her to get all routine and specialty care needs met before coming home. Remember, when at home, your child needs to follow the TRICARE Prime rules and coordinate routine, specialty and preventive care with his or her primary care manager or their regional contractor or risk paying higher out-of-pocket costs under the point of service option. Your child doesn’t need to call their primary care manager before receiving emergency medical care. However, in all emergency situations, your child or a family member must notify their PCM and regional contractor within 24 hours, or the next business day, so that ongoing care can be coordinated and to ensure they receive proper authorization for care, if necessary.”

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




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