How do I fill a prescription utilizing my military benefit if I cannot drive to a military installation?
TRICARE has four pharmacy options. Each option is available worldwide, but there are some limits overseas.
Starting Oct. 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are those you take regularly for a long time, such as drugs to control blood pressure or cholesterol. The law does not apply to drugs you take for a short time, like antibiotics, or generic drugs. Beneficiaries living overseas, or with other prescription drug coverage, are not affected.
For more information about filing prescriptions, visit the TRICARE website.
What is TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery?
The TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is least expensive way to fill prescriptions after military pharmacies. You can get up to a 90-day prescription for most drugs at the following costs: