Healthcare while home

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I can't seem to find anything on the USNA site, though I suspect I know the answer...my mid is still on my insurance and I just want to get him antibiotics for something that has lingered far too long. Over 6 weeks with negative tests for strep and mono while on the Yard but definitely not going away on its own. Can I just take him to a walk-in given that he's still on my policy, or must he go through tri-care?
 

Capt MJ

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Read down on the link below to get some basic info. Your mid is AD on TRICARE Prime, and he can get urgent or emergency care at non-military facilities, if not near an MTF, just like any other service member. His CAC card is proof of insurance. No co-pay. Info on pharmacies that can be used. Phone numbers to call. If he gets care, he should call TRICARE and let them know so they can take care of internal authorizations.

That is what he is supposed to do, and what he has probably received briefs on. I napped through many a non-testable brief, so not his fault if he doesn't remember how it's supposed to work for him.

http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/annapolis/PatientServices/TRICARE/Pages/default.aspx
 

Capt MJ

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Read down on the link below to get some basic info. Your mid is AD on TRICARE Prime, and he can get urgent or emergency care at non-military facilities, if not near an MTF, just like any other service member. His CAC card is proof of insurance. No co-pay. Info on pharmacies that can be used. Phone numbers to call. If he gets care, he should call TRICARE and let them know so they can take care of internal authorizations.

That is what he is supposed to do, and what he has probably received briefs on. I napped through many a non-testable brief, so not his fault if he doesn't remember how it's supposed to work for him.

http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/annapolis/PatientServices/TRICARE/Pages/default.aspx

Info for mid med care is also in USNA Midshipmen Regulations, Section 9. The latest version is Aug 2016 and can be found online. MidRegs is the bible for all aspects of mid life.
 
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