Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks
While school breaks may be the perfect time for your children to catch up with routine checkups, immunizations or other preventive exams, it is recommended that they receive all routine care from their primary care manager (PCM) before traveling. But, if they must see a doctor when away from their PCM, here are some basic guidelines to follow.
If you have an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room. In some cases, you may need to pay up front and file a claim for reimbursement. Remember to keep all receipts and file claims in the region where you live, not where you get the care. If enrolled in a Prime option, be sure to call your regional contractor or primary care manager within 24 hours.
All Other Types of Care
- If enrolled in a Prime option, your child must have a referral from his/her primary care manager for any care besides emergency care.
- For all others, visit any TRICARE-authorized provider. You may need to pay up front and file a claim for reimbursement.