COVID Guidance

What to do if you're a TRICARE beneficiary

Simple measures can protect you and your community. It's still important to follow CDC guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you'll be. It’s also important to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and know when to seek help.

COVID-19 affects people in different ways. Infected people have reported a wide range of symptoms–from mild symptoms to severe illness. Do you think you may have COVID-19?  Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Coronavirus Self-Checker.

If you think you have COVID-19, try one of the new Test to Treat locations for:

  • Free COVID-19 testing, and
  • Get a prescription for a COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment

Find your closest Test to Treat location.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Booster Shots: Check Your Eligibility
Answering Your Questions About COVID-19 Testing
Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Variants
Building COVID-19 Vaccine Trust: Myths vs. Facts

Can I pick up free at-home COVID-19 tests at a military hospital or clinic?

Most military hospitals and clinics are distributing at-home COVID-19 tests to any eligible TRICARE beneficiaries. Contact your nearest military hospital or clinic about availability. >>Learn more

TRICARE covers the use of investigational drugs for the treatment of serious or life-threatening cases of COVID-19. These drugs don't apply to drugs given under the TRICARE Pharmacy Program. This coverage is temporary during the national health emergency due to the pandemic.

The Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine has recently become available for those 18 years of age and older. You should contact your primary care manager or medical facility for availability of Novavax or any other COVID-19 vaccine.>>Learn more.

The federal government is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests. >>Learn more

COVID Boosters and Vaccines for Children

Stay informed on information regarding vaccines and boosters, including for children. >>Learn more.

At the time of posting, this information is current. Visit or TRICARE COVID Guidance for the most current COVID-19 information.

Last Updated 5/27/2022