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  • TRICARE: Celebrating Our Military Kids

    Although April is the Month of the Military Child, recognizing our military’s youngest heroes is a year-round effort. Nearly two million U.S. military children serve our country as part of service members’ families. For these children, TRICARE offers benefits for their well-being, such as well-child care and mental health services.In 2016, a study
  • Military Children’s Health Month: Taking care of our youngest beneficiaries

    The Military Health System is dedicated to making sure we provide good care to our service members, retirees, and families. As a pediatric emergency physician for more than 20 years, I have witnessed heartbreaking scenes of children brought in for treatment after some terrible accident or illness, so I know firsthand how important it is to do our
  • Make sure your military kid has access to care

    If you have a new baby or have adopted a child, take the necessary steps to give your child access to health care when they need it. Step one; register your child, newborn or adoptee, in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). You don’t have to wait the 2-6 months it may take for a formal state department birth certificate.