Servicemembers and their families enrolled in the TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) Prime Remote are entitled to visit hospitals and clinics stateside and receive the same priority status as stateside enrollees. However, many of these overseas members are being denied access to care at medical treatment facilities simply because they are not enrolled to the MTF where they are seeking care. The Health Affairs Policy 11-005 provides guidance for the access to care standards for health care benefits under the TRICARE program for beneficiaries. Priority access to MTFs is based on enrollment status, and Prime/Prime Remote enrollees have priority access for care ahead of non-enrolled beneficiaries in all MTFs. To learn more about the TRICARE health plan, visit TRICARE's SMART site at for access to fact sheets and brochures on how each plan works.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.