Urgent care made easy for civilian TRICARE Prime beneficiaries

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah —Referrals for civilian urgent care visits are no longer needed as of Jan. 10, for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries may seek care at an urgent care center without a referral and point of service charges no longer apply if seen without a referral.

Urgent care is care you need for a non-emergency illness or injury. You typically need urgent care to treat a condition that:

• Doesn’t threaten life, limb or eyesight.

• Needs attention before it becomes a serious risk to health.

Examples may include things like a high fever or sprained ankle.

As a reminder, if you are an active duty service member, you must still contact your primary care manager, or PCM, for a referral before using urgent care in the network.

For more information visit http://tricare.mil.

(Information in this article was compiled from Tricare.mil.)