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.

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.

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 is available. You should contact your primary care manager or medical facility for availability of Novavax or any other COVID-19 vaccine.>>Learn more.

COVID Boosters and Vaccines

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 10/6/2022