All TRICARE beneficiaries enrolled to Barksdale Air Force Base must have authorization prior to seeking care at a downtown Urgent Care Center. If you seek care without prior authorization, you may be responsible for some or all incurred charges. After hours, call 318-456-6555 to speak with the provider on-call for Urgent Care authorization.
Medically necessary services or treatment for illness or injury that would not result in further disability or death if not treated immediately. The illness or injury does require professional attention and should be treated within 24 hours to avoid the development of further complications.
Local Area Urgent Care Centers
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Some military treatment facility locations offer emergency room services and others do not, so be sure to be familiar with the clinics and services offered at your location.
Medical emergencies are the sudden and unexpected onset of a medical condition that:
Call your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after getting emergency care to get authorization and coordinate ongoing care.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), option 1
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-866-966-1020
TRICARE Urgent Care
TRICARE Emergency Care