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TRICARE Standard Plans

If you're using any of these plans:

  • TRICARE Standard and Extra
  • TRICARE Standard Overseas
  • TRICARE Reserve Select
  • TRICARE Retired Reserve
  • TRICARE Young Adult-Standard Option

These rules apply to you for booking appointments:

  • You don't usually need a referral for any type of care (one exception is care through the Autism Care Demonstration)
  • Some services may require prior authorization
  • Contact your regional contractor if you have any questions about the type of care you need. 

In the United States

Emergency Care 
All Other Types of Care

Overseas

You don't usually need a referral for any type of care, but some services may require prior authorization. Contact International SOS if you have any questions about the type of care you need.

Emergency Care
All Other Types of Care 
  • Schedule an appointment with any approved overseas provider.
  • To find a provider, contact International SOS or search the overseas provider directory.
  • You may get care at military hospitals and clinics on a space-available basis only.

Last Updated 10/5/2016