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TRICARE announces temporary prescription changes for beneficiaries in Georgia affected by Hurricane Florence

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- The Defense Health Agency announced TRICARE beneficiaries in Georgia may receive emergency prescription refills until Sept. 20 if they need them as a result of Hurricane Florence.

TRICARE is the military’s health benefit, covering about 9.4 million active-duty and reserve- component service members, military retirees and their families.

To obtain an emergency refill of prescription medications, beneficiaries should take their prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy. The emergency refill policy applies to beneficiaries in all of Georgia. TRICARE has more than 430,000 beneficiaries in the state.

To find a network pharmacy:

If possible, visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled. For a retail chain, one can fill the prescription at another store in that chain. If provider is available, he or she may call in a new prescription to any network pharmacy.

As a reminder, TRICARE beneficiaries do not need a referral to receive care from urgent care providers. They can receive urgent care from any TRICARE-authorized urgent care center or provider. This allows beneficiaries to seek nonemergency care for illnesses or injuries if their primary care provider is unavailable because of weather disruptions.

Beneficiaries are advised to visit www.tricare.mil/disaster for updates.

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