What is the TRICARE Young Adult program?
How do I buy TRICARE Young Adult coverage?
You may buy coverage at any time by submitting a completed TRICARE Young Adult Application with an initial three-month premium payment to your regional (stateside/overseas) contractor.
After the initial payment, you must make ongoing monthly premium payments by electronic funds transfer or recurring debit/credit card payments. See our TRICARE Young Adult Program page for more information.
Is there a TRICARE card?
No. You will usually use your ID card for care, see the TRICARE website for more information.
can i get prenatal care at a military hospital or clinic while covered under the TRICARE Young Adult program?
Yes, if you bought a TRICARE Young Adult-Prime Option. If not, you may get care at a military hospital or clinic on a space-available basis.
If I cancel my TRICARE Young Adult coverage, can I buy it again?
Yes, but you'll have to wait 12 months before buying it again.
My sponsor isn't eligible for TRICARE anymore. Can I buy TRICARE Young Adult coverage?
No. Your sponsor may choose to buy Continued Health Care Benefit Program coverage for the entire family.