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Injured on Active Duty

There are many programs and benefits in place for service members who were injured on active duty. How service members get care depends on his or her current military status. For the most accurate information, please enter your profile now in the header.

Active Duty Service Members

  • Active duty service members are enrolled in one of TRICARE's Prime options.
  • All care is coordinated through the assigned primary care manager.
  • TRICARE offers special benefits, including respite care for primary caregivers of injured service members. 
  • Service members may also qualify for programs offered through the Department of Defense, the services or from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA).

National Guard Reserve Members

  • If injured while on active duty for more than 30 days, benefits are the same as those for active duty service members.
  • If injured while serving on active duty for less than 30 days, you may qualify for Line of Duty care.

Retired Service Members

Retired service members who have a service-connected injury or illness may qualify for benefits through TRICARE and/or VA.

Fisher Houses

A Fisher House is "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.  The homes provide comfortable, temporary housing for families of service members recovering from serious medical conditions.  Families pay $10.00 per night to stay in a Fisher House; however, this fee is waived for families of wounded service members. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. >>Learn More

Last Updated 4/16/2014