Emergency Procedures in California


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Emergency Prescription Refills

State County Through
California  Kern, San Bernardino 

To get an emergency refill, take your prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy. To find a network pharmacy:

If possible, visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled.

  • If you use a retail chain, you can fill your prescription at another store in that chain.
  • If your provider is available, he or she may call in a new prescriptioarmacy's discretion to help you. 

Referral Requirement Waived

In the locations below, TRICARE beneficiaries can seek care from any TRICARE authorized provider.  In addition, any beneficiary can go to any TRICARE authorized hospital or medical facility without any referral. Even if the hospital or provider is outside of the network. This is in effect until midnight July 26th, 2019.

Ridgecrest, CA

Durable Medical Equipment

If you need durable medical equipment replaced, TRICARE or ECHO may be able to help with replacements when the item is lost or damaged.  Contact your managed care support contractors for more information.


Last Updated 1/7/2020