A no-show occurs when a patient misses a TRICARE appointment without making any attempt to cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. Your provider may charge you because you did not show up for your appointment. The fee can range from $20- $40 and is not covered by TRICARE. It is best to keep your appointments or reschedule them at least 24 hours in advance. If you are being seen at a military hospital or clinic, you can do this through TRICAREOnline, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use this portal to set appointment notifications and set up email and text message reminders.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.