TRICARE is the Department of Defense’s worldwide health care program available to active-duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System determines eligibility for TRICARE.
The options are TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra. The Prime Program involves enrolling and selecting a primary care manager who will oversee the member’s medical care. TRICARE Prime offers fewer out-of-pocket costs than any other option. TRICARE Extra and Standard are available to eligible beneficiaries who are unable to, or who choose not to, enroll in TRICARE Prime. Enrollment is not required for either option, and there are no annual enrollment fees. Beneficiaries are responsible for annual deductibles and cost shares. Information on enrollment in TRICARE Prime can be obtained at the local TRICARE Service Center in Building 9204, Stairwell C, adjacent to Martin Army Community Hospital.
For more information, call 800-444-5445. MACH Health Benefits Advisors are available to assist patients with questions regarding TRICARE benefits and billing concerns. To reach an advisor, call 706-544-3461/1347.