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Stateside: 1-877-363-1303
Overseas: 1-866-275-4732
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Prescription Costs

Your costs depend on where you fill your prescription and the type of drug:

  • Generic formulary
  • Brand name formulary
  • Non-formulary

Military Pharmacy

Get up to a 90-day supply of most prescription drugs.

  • $0 copayment
  • Not all drugs are available.
  • Call first to check.

Home Delivery

Get up to a 90-day supply of most prescription drugs.

  • Generic formulary: $0
  • Brand name formulary: $16
  • Non-formulary: $46 (unless you get medical necessity)

Network Pharmacy

Get up to a 30-day supply of most prescription drugs.

  • Generic formulary: $8
  • Brand name formulary: $20
  • *Non-formulary: $47 (unless you get medical necessity)

If you want a 90-day supply from your network pharmacy, you'll pay the cost for each 30-day supply. For example, a 90-day supply of a generic drug will cost $24.

*Some non-formulary drugs are only covered through Home Delivery. Check with Express Scripts before filling prescriptions for non-formulary drugs at a retail network pharmacy.

Non-Network Pharmacy

You'll pay more to get your prescription filled at non-network and host nation pharmacies. 

  • The costs are based on where you are, who you are and in some cases, what plan you're using
  • You may need to pay up front and file a claim for reimbursement. 

Non-Network Pharmacies in the United States and U.S. Territories

 Who You Are What You Pay
Active Duty Service Members1 You will get a full reimbursement. 
 All Other Beneficiaries If enrolled in a Prime plan, you pay 50% cost-share after point-of-service 

For all other plans, you pay:

  • Formulary drugs: $20 or 20% of total cost, whichever is more, after you meet your annual deductible
  • Non-formulary drugs: $47 or 20% of total cost, whichever is more, after you meet your annual deductible

1Includes activated Guard/Reserve Members

Non-Network (Host Nation2) Pharmacies in all other Overseas Areas

 Who You Are What You Pay
All Beneficiaries Enrolled in a 
TRICARE Prime Overseas Plan
You will get a full reimbursement when you file your claim
Active Duty Family Members using TRICARE Standard Overseas & Beneficiaries Using TRICARE Reserve Select 20% cost share after you meet your annual deductible
 All Other Beneficiaries 25% cost share after you meet your annual deductible

2If filling prescriptions in the Philippines, you must use a certified pharmacy or your claim will be denied.

Last Updated 2/10/2015