These rules apply to you for booking appointments:
You don't usually need a referral for most primary and specialty careSpecialized medical/surgical diagnosis, treatment, or services a primary care provider isn’t qualified to provide. appointments (one exception is care through the Autism Care Demonstration).
Schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network. DS.
Look for a network provider first. You'll save money and the network provider will file claims for you.
If a network provider is not available, you can schedule the appointment with a non-network provider.
You may get care at military hospitals or clinics if space is available.
You don't usually need a referral for most primary and specialty care appointments, but some services may require pre-authorization. Contact International SOS if you have any questions about the type of care you need.
Go to the nearest emergency room.
If admitted, you may need authorization from International SOS