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  • COVID-19 Testing: What does TRICARE cover?

    Coronavirus Testing CoverageTRICARE covers COVID-19 tests when medically necessary. Medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. A TRICARE-authorized provider must order the test and must perform the test at a TRICARE-authorized lab of facility.

  • 17th Medical Group prioritizes active duty care

    U.S. Air Force Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, has made the decision to reprioritize medical resources to ensure the greatest access for the active duty population on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 24, 2020.

  • Take command: Urgent care now easier to access

    As of Jan. 1, 2018, most TRICARE Prime enrollees no longer need a referral for urgent care visits and point-of-service charges no longer apply for urgent care claims. This change replaces the previous policy, which waived referrals for the first two urgent care visits per year.