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TRICARE Salutes Veterans Day All Year Long With Ongoing Preventive Care

11/8/2013

Veterans Day is a special day set aside for America to show its support and respect to the men and women who served the United States. A key part of this is the health care TRICARE provides for its 9.6 million beneficiaries all year long.

TRICARE supports military families, retirees and other eligible beneficiaries with prevention-based information and resources, a focus on family-centered care, and supportive programs and services to help them “take charge” of their health all year. Some of the preventive services TRICARE covers are:

  • Breast cancer exams/mammograms 
  • Immunizations 
  • Prostate cancer exams 
  • Well child care
  • Cholesterol testing

Costs for these preventive services vary based on an individual’s TRICARE plan. TRICARE Prime beneficiaries can get their clinical preventive services at no cost from their primary care manger or any network provider, and no referral or authorization is necessary. TRICARE Standard beneficiaries may have to pay some cost shares for some preventive services, but most are cost-free including:

  • Breast cancer screenings
  • Cervical cancer screenings
  • Colorectal cancer screenings
  • Prostate cancer screenings
  • Well-child visits for children under age 6

For more information on preventive services covered under TRICARE, go to: www.tricare.mil/preventivecare

Last Updated 6/3/2014