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Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks

You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime.

If you need to see a doctor when traveling, here are some basic guidelines.

Emergency Care

Go to the nearest emergency room, or call 911.

  • You may need to pay up front and file a claim for reimbursement.
  • Keep all of your receipts and file claims in the region where you live, not where you went to the ER.
  • If you use a TRICARE Prime plan, be sure to call your regional contractor or primary care manager within 24 hours.

All Other Types of Care

  • If you use a TRICARE Prime plan, you need a referral from your primary care manager for any non-emergency care, including urgent care.
  • For all others, visit any TRICARE-authorized provider. You may need to pay up front and file a claim for reimbursement.


Last Updated 8/8/2014