Documenting Eligibility and Getting Care

When your unit approves your LOD/NOE determination:

  • File it with your local military hospital or clinic or with the Military Medical Support Office (MMSO) at Defense Health Agency (DHA), Great Lakes.
  • Send a copy to any providers who cared for your LOD/NOE injury or illness so they can file it with your claim.

If you're able to get care from a military hospital or clinic, that facility will manage your LOD care. Make sure your service-issued LOD/NOE determination on file there.

If you’re not able to get care from a military hospital or clinic, MMSO at DHA, Great Lakes works with your unit medical representative to coordinate your care with a 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.

For more information, visit the MMSO at DHA, Great Lakes website.

Last Updated 2/15/2022