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  • What you need to know about new TRICARE pharmacy network options

    As of Dec. 15, CVS Pharmacy is a part of the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and some community pharmacies are no longer a part of the TRICARE network. What does this mean for you? Although the list of retail network pharmacies has changed, you can still get the medications you need.
  • COVID-19 booster shots: Check your eligibility

    Are you wondering if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot? The answer is yes, if you’re age 18 or older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as further described below.
  • Living overseas? Here’s a handbook to help you explore your TRICARE coverage

    Have you and your family recently moved overseas? If so, you’re likely adjusting to new people and new surroundings. You may also have questions about how your TRICARE coverage works overseas. The good news is that the TRICARE Overseas Program Handbook highlights helpful information and resources, so that you can get the care you need.
  • TRICARE Open Season starts, explore your options

    Autumn is upon us. That means it’s time to consider your health care options for 2022. TRICARE Open Season begins Monday, Nov. 8 and ends Monday, Dec. 13. If you’re enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select, open season applies to you. This is your chance to enroll in a health plan or change health plans for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2022.
  • How to prevent the flu

    Influenza (flu) season happens every year. It starts in the fall and continues into the spring. Flu is a potentially serious illness that can lead to a few days of feeling bad and missing work, or it may result in more serious health complications.
  • More options to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Are you and your family looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine near you? If so, you’ll soon have more options for where you can go to get it. As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, the federal government has launched the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. This new program is a collaboration between the federal government, states, territories, and 21 national pharmacies and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
  • TRICARE revises telehealth policy to respond to COVID-19

    To improve virtual access to health care during COVID-19, TRICARE recently revised its policy on telehealth services. This temporarily allows you access to care more easily during the constraints of the pandemic. These changes will remain for the duration of the stateside public health emergency. They may be in place overseas beyond the U.S. national emergency end date, based on local conditions.
  • Possible military pharmacy changes due to COVID-19

    Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in s decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19. To maintain patient and personnel safety, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or to a TRICARE retail network pharmacy.
  • Time to act: TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season

    It’s that time of year again. Open season for TRICARE and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program opened Nov. 11, 2019. You’ll have until Dec. 9, 2019 to enroll in a plan or make changes to your existing plan. The changes that you make will become effective Jan. 1, 2020.
  • 673d Medical Group holds Medical Provider Open House

    The 673d Medical Group and Health Net Federal Services held a Medical Provider Open House on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 24, 2019. The event was held to strengthen the relationships of the base’s mission partners with over 100 people attending.
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