The Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to begin May 23, is for retirees and their family members who are enrolled in Prime within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. TRICARE Overseas Program enrollees can receive an unlimited number of urgent care visits, but only when they are traveling stateside and seeking care. There are no point-of-service deductibles or cost shares for these two urgent care visits, but network copayments still apply. For more information, visit the TRICARE Urgent Care Pilot Program webpage.
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