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TRICARE Follows Beneficiaries Departing Japan

From a TRICARE Management Activity News Release

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 19, 2011 – TRICARE military health plan beneficiaries affected by the situation in Japan will continue to have health care benefits, even if they relocate, TRICARE Management Activity officials said.

Overseas Program Prime beneficiaries may still access their benefit, and retirees and beneficiaries who are not command-sponsored will continue to have the Standard benefit, officials said.

For emergency care, beneficiaries should go to the nearest emergency care facility. After receiving care, Prime enrollees should call the TRICARE Overseas Program call center at 1-877-451-8659 the next business day. For urgent, routine or specialty care, those enrolled in Overseas Prime who have relocated near a military treatment facility may contact that facility for appointments. In other areas, beneficiaries should contact the call center to arrange care.

Overseas Prime beneficiaries needing replacement or refill medications may contact any military treatment facility. The TRICARE Pharmacy Operations Center at 1-866-275-4732 can assist those needing to fill prescriptions from network pharmacies.

The TRICARE Assistance Program and Military OneSource have counselors available to help people with stress-related issues. For more information about the assistance program, visit, and to contact Military OneSource, call 1-800-342-9647 or visit

Officials recommend checking for ongoing updates.


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Related Sites:
TRICARE Military Health Plan
TRICARE Updates Related to the Situation in Japan
TRICARE Assistance Program
Military OneSource


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