TRICARE beneficiaries under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia may see a provider in any location without a referral from their primary care provider due to the impact of Hurricane Florence. The waiver applies to beneficiaries in approximately 40 counties where state governors have ordered evacuations as Florence approaches. Under the waiver, beneficiaries who have or may need to evacuate are not required to get a referral from their primary care provider to receive care in the community where they’ve evacuated. The waiver applies until Sept. 21. For prescription refills, if possible, visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled. For a retail chain, one can fill the prescription at another store in that chain. If provider is available, he or she may call in a new prescription to any network pharmacy. Beneficiaries are advised to visit TRICARE's disaster information page for updates.
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