TRICARE Prime Remote

TRICARE Prime Remote is available in designated remote locations in the United States:

  • For active duty service members
  • ActivatedCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. Reserve/National Guard called or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row (Pre‐Activation/Pre‐Mobilization/Pre-Deployment/TDY orders aren't eligible)
  • Active duty family members must live with the sponsor to enroll
  • Family members of activated Guard/Reserve members living in remote locations and have an activated sponsor may enroll.
    • If your sponsor dies, TRICARE Prime Remote is available to surviving spouses for three years.

To see if you live in a designated remote location:

Step 1: Choose a Primary Care Manager

If there are network providers in your area, you will list a network provider as your primary care manager (PCM). Find a network PCM in your region:

If a network PCM is not available, you can select 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 as your PCM. Call your regional contractor first to make sure the provider is certified.

Step 2: Complete the Enrollment Application

  • Enroll all family members on one enrollment form
  • If you have questions if you have special circumstances, you can call your regional contractor first to discuss your options.
Online* Go to the milConnect website and click on the “Benefits” tab, and then click on “Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE)”


Call your regional contractor:

  • East—Humana Military: 1-800-444-5445
  • West—Health Net: 1-844-866-9378
  • Overseas 

Mail your enrollment form to your regional contractor. The address is on the form.

* You need a Common Access Card (CAC),DFAS (MyPay) Account, or a DoD Self-Service Logon to log in to the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website.

Step 3: Get Started with TRICARE Prime Remote

You'll be notified by your regional contractor when your enrollment is processed. Once enrolled, you can log in to milConnect to download your enrollment card and get your PCM’s name and telephone number.

What happens if my sponsor deploys?

You may stay enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote even if your sponsor is deployed to another location as long as you don't move from the place where you're enrolled.

Last Updated 11/3/2022