Health Matters (East) Newsletter

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This quarterly newsletter provides information about your TRICARE benefit. This stateside edition contains information specific to beneficiaries living in the East RegionUnder the new regional contracts, the East Region is a merger of the North and South Regions and includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (Rock Island area), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (St. Louis area), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (excluding El Paso area), Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.. Check the map to find your region.

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Issue 2 | 2022

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Does TRICARE cover telemental health services?FAQ image

Yes. You have the option to use telemental health services as part of your TRICARE benefit. Your regional contractor has a network of providers who can evaluate, treat, and refer you as necessary. Telemedicine can be done using live audio and video or audio-only services. You can search for a telemental health provider on your TRICARE contractor’s provider directory. You can also call your regional contractor to request telemental health services or other types of mental health services.

Depending on your TRICARE health plan, you may first need an authorization or referral. Active duty service members need a referral for telemental health care. Contact your regional contractor for more information.

How do I find a network doctor?

Your TRICARE contractor has an established provider network in your region. You can use the Find a Doctor tool to find a network provider. You can also go directly to your TRICARE contractor’s network provider directory and search for a provider in your area:

Does TRICARE cover my care when I travel?

Yes. How you get care depends on your plan and where you’re traveling (U.S., U.S. Territories, or overseas). To learn more, check the Getting Care When Traveling page.

If you think you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency facility. If it’s after hours or you aren’t sure if you need to see a doctor, check with the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line. It’s available 24/7 by phone, web chat, and video chat.

Are you new to TRICARE? Would you like a quick refresher course on your TRICARE benefits? A great place to start is the TRICARE 101 page. You can find information and resources to help answer questions about where you can get care, what plans you can choose from, what services TRICARE covers, what costs you may have, and more.

Health Matters (East) Newsletter: 2022—Issue 1

Last Updated 6/16/2022