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Getting Care on Terminal Leave

While you’re on terminal leave, you still have TRICARE Prime.  You must report any changes to your medical status.

If Your Primary Care Manager (PCM) is: Report Your Medical Status Changes to
Military
  1. Transition point personnel
  2. Your military hospital or clinic
Civilian
  1. Transition point personnel
  2. Defense Health Agency, Great Lakes

Military Hospitals and Clinics

  • Get care in any military hospital or clinic
  • You still have first priority for care

Urgent Care

You must have a referral and authorization. Get your referral and authorization from:

  • Military PCM – Your military hospital or clinic
  • Civilian PCM – Defense Health Agency, Great Lakes

Routine Care

Routine medical care is only authorized when it's:

  • Part of your active health care needs
  • Pre-planned and pre-authorized with your military hospital or clinic or Defense Health Agency, Great Lakes

Veterans Affairs (VA) Facilities

If you live near a VA medical facility, you can get routine or urgent care at that facility.

  • You must have a referral from your PCM
  • Contact your military hospital or clinic or the Defense Health Agency,  Great Lakes, for a single authorization for the entire span of your terminal leave
  • You won't get authorization for any non-VA care

Overseas

You must have a referral and authorization:

  • If you stay overseas on terminal leave
  • And you need urgent care in the overseas civilian network
  • From your military hospital or clinic or the TRICARE Overseas Program contractor, International SOS

 

You should contact International SOS for a referral and authorization to a TRICARE-authorized provider if you travel or return to the United States during terminal leave.

Last Updated 9/19/2014

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Defense Health Agency, Great Lakes

1-888-647-6676

www.tricare.mil/GreatLakes


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