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State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana and Texas due to Hurricane Harvey

8/24/2017

The governors of Louisiana and Texas have declared a State of Emergency due to severe weather. >> Sign up for future disaster alerts.

Emergency Prescription Refills

Emergency refill procedures are in place from August 23, 2017 through September 15, 2017 for the following counties: 

 Texas Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin,  Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kerr, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Polk, Refugio, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Waller, Walker, Washington, Wharton, Wilson and Willacy.
 Louisiana   All counties  

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 prescription to any network pharmacy.
  • You can request assistance at another pharmacy, but it's at that pharmacy's discretion to help you.

Referral Requirement Waived

If you are evacuated, you may not have to get a referral from your primary care manager to see a TRICARE authorized provider. This is also known as a blanket referral waiver. This includes the following counties:

 Louisiana  Acadia, Calcasieu, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Cameron Parish, Vermilion Parish
 Texas  Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazos, Burleson, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Brazoria, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Waller, Walker, Washington, Wharton, and Wilson.

Effective Dates: Through September 30, 2017

To Get Care: Find a TRICARE authorized provider in the area where you're evacuated to schedule an appointment.

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 9/19/2017