By KRISTIN SHIVES
Tricare Management Activity
Tricare beneficiaries should make time to get preventive health screenings starting in the new year.
All Tricare health plans offer preventive services at no cost. Beneficiaries can start the year off right by putting their health first.
Beneficiaries enrolled in Tricare Prime may receive clinical preventive services from their primary care manager or from any network provider without a referral or authorization at no cost.
For those who use Tricare Standard, or are covered by Tricare Reserve Select and Tricare Retired Reserve there are no cost shares for the following clinical preventive services:
* Breast cancer screenings
* Cervical cancer screenings
* Colorectal cancer screenings
* Prostate cancer screenings
* Well-child visits for children under age 6
Other preventive services are free if they’re preformed during the same visit with Tricare Standard. If enrolled in Tricare For Life, beneficiaries pay nothing out-of-pocket for services covered by Medicare and Tricare. To get detailed information on all of Tricare’s health plans and coverage visit www.Tricare.mil/welcome/plans.
When beneficiaries work with their health care providers and choose to take advantage of Tricare’s free preventive services, the result is good health outcomes in the new year.
Looking for additional information on health promotion and disease prevention? Tricare has a list of targeted examinations and available coverage for beneficiaries at www.Tricare.mil/CoveredServices. Tricare makes healthy living the easy choice, learn more at www.Tricare.mil/healthyliving.