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Question:
As a TRICARE Prime enrollee overseas, will I only be cared for by military medical treatment facilities?

Answer:
Depending on the care required, you may be seen by both military and local civilian providers overseas.

Question:
Can I use any Military Treatment Facility (MTF)?

Answer:
Individuals authorized to receive care at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) may receive treatment at any MTF, regardless of branch of service.

Question:
Do I need to obtain a non-availability statement for civilian hospital care?

Answer:
A Non-Availability Statement (NAS) is a certification by a uniformed services medical facility that a specific type of non-emergency care is not available at that facility, at a specific time, to a patient who needs that care, and who lives within a certain radius of the Military Treatment Facility (MTF). Until December 28, 2003, TRICARE Standard beneficiaries were required to obtain an NAS prior to seeking non-emergency treatment at a civilian source as opposed to an MTF. Under the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Defense military health system eliminated the requirement for TRICARE Standard beneficiaries to obtain an NAS on Dec. 28, 2003. An exception in the law continues the requirement for an NAS for non-emergency inpatient mental healthcare services.

Question:
What is the Fisher House?

Answer:
The Fisher House provides housing at military and VA medical facilities for families of loved ones receiving medical care at the nearby facility.

Question:
Where can I find my nearest local CONUS medical center?

Answer:
Contact your regional TRICARE Contracting representative to locate the authorized Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) that are within your community.

Question:
Will TRICARE cover the cost for nursing home care?

Answer:
Long-term care, also known as “custodial” care, is not a TRICARE or Medicare covered benefit. Long-term care refers to assisting individuals with services associated with daily living such as bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, etc. However, TRICARE and Medicare both provide coverage (with co-payments) for care delivered in a skilled nursing facility, where nursing and rehabilitation services are provided by licensed nurses, physical and/or occupational therapists, etc. and are determined to be medically necessary by a Medicare/TRICARE authorized physician. Other health insurance coverage may have different benefits. Contact your heath insurance customer service representative for more information.
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