If you’re planning on vacationing for Memorial Day, Kenner Army Health Clinic wants to remind you about traveling with TRICARE.

Filling Prescriptions on the Road

To ensure your prescriptions are filled promptly without delays, it is important that personal information (status, address and telephone number) is up to date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.

In Case of Emergency

TRICARE defines an emergency as a medical, maternity or psychiatric condition that would lead a cautious individual to believe:

• That a serious medical condition exists or the absence of medical attention would result in a threat to life, limb or eyesight.

• That the condition requires immediate medical treatment or has painful symptoms requiring immediate attention to relieve suffering.

What should you do?

Call 911 or visit the nearest hospital emergency room. Emergency care does not require prior authorization before treatment. However, you (or family member on your behalf) should notify your PCM within 24 hours (or as soon as possible) of receiving emergency care. Your PCM’s phone number should be on your TRICARE Prime enrollment card.

If you cannot contact your PCM, call your regional contractor at 1-877-874-2273.

Out of Area Urgent Care

For urgent care when you are traveling, call 1-877-874-2273 to locate a local urgent care center than contact your PCM for a referral.

– Kenner Army Health Clinic