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State of Emergency Declared in FL, GA, SC, PR, and USVI due to Hurricane Irma


The governors of Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Georgia, and the US Virgin Islands have declared a State of Emergency for certain counties due to Hurricane Irma. >> Sign up for future disaster alerts.

Referral Requirement Waived

In the locations below, TRICARE beneficiaries can seek care from any TRICARE authorized provider. This is also known as a blanket referral waiver. 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. 


Counties Through
Florida Monroe. 10/31/17
Florida Broward and Miami-Dade. 10/15/17
Florida All other counties.  09/20/17

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.

Emergency Prescription Refills

State Counties Through
Florida All counties. 9/15/17
Puerto Rico All counties. 10/9/17
US Virgin Islands All counties. 10/9/17
Georgia All counties. 9/17/17

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.




Last Updated 10/16/2017