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Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic?  

A.  Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below:
1. Active duty service members
2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3.Retirees, their family members, and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 4.Active duty family members not enrolled in TRICARE Prime, transitional survivors not enrolled in Prime, and TRICARE Reserve Select members.
5. Retirees, their family members, and survivors not enrolled in TRICARE Prime 
 Due to international agreement:
• Certain NATO and other foreign force members receive the same access to care as active duty service members (level 1 above)
• Families of NATO and other foreign force members receive the same access to care as active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in Prime (level 2 above)

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