Filling Prescriptions Overseas

Do you live overseas?   

  • Fill most prescriptions at military or overseas retail pharmacies. 
  • Home delivery available with some limits.
  • Network pharmacies only available in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
  • Over-the-counter drugs aren't covered overseas. 

Are you traveling overseas?  

  • We recommend that you fill prescriptions before you travel. 
  • If you run out of your prescription drug, you can use a military or overseas retail pharmacy.

Military Pharmacies

You can get your prescriptions filled at military pharmacies for free.

  • Military pharmacies are usually at a military hospital or clinic.
  • Some military bases have free-standing pharmacies located elsewhere on the base.

If you have a prescription from an overseas provider, you can fill it at a military pharmacy, but there are some limits:

  • The prescription must be from an authorized, licensed health care provider.
  • Military pharmacies stock drugs on the Basic Core FormularyClick to closeA list of drugs that are available at all full-service military pharmacies. They meet most of the primary care needs of TRICARE beneficiaries.
  • You can receive up to a 90-day supply for most drugs
  • Call first to see if your prescription can be filled.

Overseas Retail Pharmacies

In some cases, overseas retail pharmacies may be your only option. You may have to pay for the total amount first and then file a claim for reimbursement.

  • Active duty service members will get a full reimbursement
  • Active duty family will get a full reimbursement when enrolled in TRICARE Prime Overseas or TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • All others will get a partial reimbursement based on non-network pharmacy costs.

If your're filling a prescription in the Philippines, you must get your prescription filled at a certified pharmacy.

TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery

To use home delivery overseas, you:

  • Must get your prescription from a U.S.-licensed provider
  • Must use your APO/FPO address
  • Should use the embassy address if you’re assigned to an embassy and don’t have an APO/FPO address
  • Can’t use private foreign addresses
  • Can’t use APO/FPO addresses for refrigerated drugs

There may be local restrictions, including:

  • Home delivery to APO/FPO addresses is subject to local customs laws.
  • Prescription drugs sent to APO/FPO addresses may be seized by customs authorities.
  • If your prescriptions are seized, contact Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303. Or look up your local toll-free number to find out other ways to get your prescription filled.
  • Home delivery isn’t available in Germany.

You can avoid problems overseas by getting your prescriptions filled at a military pharmacy or a local overseas retail pharmacy.

TRICARE Network Pharmacies

The only TRICARE network pharmacies overseas are in the following U.S. Territories:

  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands  

If you’re living or traveling in other overseas nations, you must use military pharmacies or overseas retail pharmacies.

If your're filling a prescription in the Philippines, you must get your prescription filled at a certified pharmacy.

Prescriptions in the Philippines

You must have prescriptions filled at a TRICARE-certified pharmacy. 

Point-of-Service Fees Will Apply

If you have a prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy, point-of-service fees will apply.

Last Updated 9/14/2016