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Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line

Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line

Contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line 24/7 to:

  • Ask urgent care questions
  • Get health care advice
  • Find a doctor
  • Learn how to get care
  • Schedule appointments
  • Access a secure summary of your care
  • Get an online “sick slip”

You can use the MHS Nurse Advice Line unless you are enrolled in the U.S. Family Health Plan.

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If you have an emergency, use the international medical emergency phone number, or go to the nearest emergency roomThe hospital department that provides emergency services to patients who need immediate medical attention..

Do you have a sick child?

  • You can talk to nurses with pediatric training.
  • We can call you back after a few hours to check on your child.
  • If you need an appointment, we can help.
  • We can provide an online “sick slip”

Do you need health care advice while traveling?

Contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line for care advice at any hour or day of the week. We can assist you in finding local care services as necessary. 

If you’re traveling overseas, you may contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line for health care advice. If you need care outside the military health system, the MHS Nurse Advice Line will coordinate with the TRICARE Overseas Managed Care Support Contractor.

Do you have other health insuranceHealth insurance you have in addition to TRICARE, such as Medicare or an employer-sponsored health insurance. TRICARE supplements don’t qualify as "other health insurance."?

You can call us for help. If you need to see a doctor, remember:

  • You must follow the rules of your other health insurance plan first.
  • Your other health insurance is the primary payer.
  • If we help you find a doctor, make sure they're in your other plan’s network or your care may not be covered.

Last Updated 4/24/2018