Thanks to the free Military Health System Nurse Advice Line (NAL), a medical professional is just a phone call away. Registered nurses (including pediatric nurses) at the NAL help stateside TRICARE beneficiaries decide what course of action they should take. In many cases, the nurse will tell you how to care for your issue on your own. If needed, the nurse will help you find the closest emergency room or urgent care center. The nurse can also help you schedule a next-day appointment at a military hospital or clinic, if available. NAL is available 24 hours a day. For more information, watch the TRICARE video on NAL. To call the NAL, dial 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and select option 1.
For more on TRICARE benefits, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.