TRICARE Prime Overseas

TRICARE Prime Overseas is a managed care option in overseas areas near military hospitals and clinics. 

Who Can Participate?

  • Active duty service members
  • Command-sponsored active duty family members
  • ActivatedCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. National Guard/Reserve membersIncludes members of the:
    • Army National Guard
    • Army Reserve
    • Navy Reserve
    • Marine Corps Reserve
    • Air National Guard
    • Air Force Reserve
    • U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
  • Command-sponsored family members of activated National Guard/Reserve members

Retirees and their families can't enroll in TRICARE Prime Overseas

How it Works

  • You'll get most care from your assigned primary care manager (PCM) at a military hospital or clinic. 
  • Your PCM refers you to a specialist for care he or she can't provide and works with International SOS for authorization, when needed.

What You Pay

  • No enrollment fees
  • No copayments for any type of care as long as care is received from your PCM or with a referral.
  • Care received without a referral is subject to point-of-service fees

Is TRICARE Prime Overseas Right for You?

TRICARE Prime Overseas is only available to active duty service members (including activated Guard/Reserve members) and command sponsored family members. 

  • If you're on active duty you have to enroll in TRICARE Prime Overseas where its available. 
  • Family members must be command-sponsored to enroll.
  • Family members who aren't command-sponsored or who choose not to enroll in TRICARE Prime Overseas may want to consider purchasing other health insuranceHealth insurance you have in addition to TRICARE, such as Medicare or an employer-sponsored health insurance. TRICARE supplements don’t qualify as "other health insurance.".

How to Enroll

>>Visit the TRICARE Prime Overseas Enrollment Page to Learn More 

For information on disenrolling or ending plan coverage, visit the Disenrolling in TRICARE Prime Overseas page.

Last Updated 11/18/2022