TRICARE Select Options

If you don't live in an area where a Prime option is offered you can choose to enroll in TRICARE Select or TRICARE Select Overseas.  

TRICARE Select

  • Visit any TRICARE-authorized providerClick to closeAn 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., network or non-network.
  • Care at military hospitals or clinics is available only if space is available.
  • You don't need a referral for any type of care but some services may require prior authorization. 

The type of provider you see determines which option you are using and how much you'll pay out-of-pocket.

  • When you see a non-network provider, you'll pay more and you may have to file your own claims.
  • When you see a network provider, you'll pay less and the provider will file claims for you.
  • Learn more about TRICARE Select.

TRICARE Select Overseas

  • Visit any overseas provider for care.
  • Care at military hospitals or clinics is available only if space is available. 
  • You don't need a referral for any type of care but some services may require prior authorization. 
  • You may have to pay the provider in full when you receive care and file a claim with TRICARE for reimbursement.
  • Learn more about TRICARE Select Overseas
Other Health Insurance

If you have other health insuranceClick to closeHealth insurance you have in addition to TRICARE, such as Medicare or an employer-sponsored health insurance. TRICARE supplements don’t qualify as "other health insurance." upon separation, TRICARE will pay after the other health plan.

Last Updated 12/10/2018