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TRICARE Prime is a managed care option available in Prime Service AreasGeographic areas in the U.S. where we offer TRICARE Prime. They ensure medical readiness of active duty by adding to the capability and capacity of military hospitals and clinics. Prime Service Areas were also built around the Base Realignment and Closure sites..

Additional Prime options for active duty service members and their families include:

Who Can Participate?

*When retired service members and their families become eligible for TRICARE For Life, typically at 65, they are no longer able to enroll in TRICARE Prime.

How it Works

You have an assigned primary care manager (PCM) who provides most of your care.

  • Military or network provider
  • Refers you to specialists for care he or she can't provide
  • Works with your regional contractor for referrals/authorization
  • Accepts your copayment and files claims for you

What You Pay

>>View TRICARE Prime Costs

Is TRICARE Prime Right for You?

How to Enroll—3 Options

  1. Online via the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website
  2. Call your regional contractor
  3. Mail the enrollment form to your regional contractor (mailing addresses on the form):

Once you have enrolled you can download a TRICARE wallet card to take to your appointments but you must also show your military ID as proof of coverage.

>>Visit the TRICARE Prime Enrollment Page to Learn More

For information on disenrolling or ending plan coverage, visit the Disenrolling in TRICARE Prime page. 


Last Updated 2/7/2018

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