Health Matters (Overseas) Newsletter

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This quarterly newsletter provides information about your TRICARE benefit. This edition contains information specific to beneficiaries living overseas.

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Issue 2 | 2022


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  • How Does TRICARE Change When You Retire From Active Duty?
    If you retire from active duty, you and your family will still qualify for TRICARE, but you must actively enroll into a TRICARE health plan if you want coverage for civilian care. Learn about health plans for retirees and their family members.
  • How Referrals Work With Your TRICARE Plan
    If you’re an active duty service member or active duty family member enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan, you need a referral from your primary care manager to seek most specialty care. Learn more about referrals with some helpful facts.
  • Is TRICARE Young Adult Right for Your Child?
    Though your child will lose regular TRICARE coverage upon turning age 21 or age 23 if enrolled full time at an approved college, many young-adult children can continue to get medical and pharmacy benefits up until age 26 through TRICARE Young Adult. Here’s what you need to know.
  • TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program Helps Ensure Dental Readiness
    As of May 1, the Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) is available both inside and outside the continental United States. All eligible active duty service members can now contact United Concordia Companies, Inc. for all their civilian dental care needs. Take a closer look at ADDP.
  • Make Sure Your Midwife Service Is Covered by TRICARE Overseas
    Many families choose to hire a midwife to help them through the childbirth process. The type of certified midwife you choose will determine if TRICARE can cover the services. Learn more about which midwives TRICARE covers.
  • TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery: A Safe, Convenient Way to Get Your Prescriptions
    Choosing the right pharmacy option can save you a great deal of time and money. For many TRICARE beneficiaries, the cheapest, most convenient option is TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. Discover why home delivery may be right for you.

How do I file a medical claim overseas? FAQ image

If you need to file a claim, visit the How to File a TRICARE Overseas Claim page. You’ll find step-by-step instruction on how to successfully file a TRICARE claim for care you received overseas. You have multiple options for filing a claim. However, the easiest way to file your claim is to do so online.  

Does TRICARE cover telemental health services?

Yes. You have the option to use telemental health services as part of your TRICARE benefit. Your TRICARE 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 TRICARE Overseas Program Regional Call Center 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 TRICARE 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:

  • Overseas Region (International SOS)
  • If you live in the Philippines, use the Philippine Provider Search tool. In the Philippines, you must see a Philippine Preferred Provider Network provider or certified provider.
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 (Overseas) Newsletter: 2022—Issue 1

Last Updated 6/16/2022