Filling Prescriptions

TRICARE has four pharmacy options. Each option is available worldwide, but there are some limits overseas. 

In addition, you may be able to get your prescriptions from a non-network pharmacy.

You'll need a written prescription and valid uniformed services identification card to fill your prescriptions. In most cases, your provider can send your prescriptions electronically.

You can search the TRICARE Formulary to:

  • See where you can get your prescription filled
  • See how much it costs
  • See if your prescription needs pre-authorization
  • Look up the medical necessity criteria
  • Get the pre-authorization and medical necessity forms for your prescription

There are specific rules for filling prescriptions for certain types of drugs. Learn more about filling prescriptions for these drugs:

Quantity limits vary by type of pharmacy:

Exceptions can be made if your provider establishes medical necessity.

Did you know?

We use an automated tool to check all prescriptions filled through the military, home delivery, or at a network pharmacy against your TRICARE prescription history. Doing this reduces the likelihood of bad drug interactions and reduces duplicate treatments.

Last Updated 1/26/2022