Get Prescriptions at Home With TRICARE For Life (2024)

Get Prescriptions at Home With TRICARE For Life (1)TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is an affordable, safe, and quick way to get medications you take on a regular basis.

6/4/2024By:TRICARE Communications

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Do you often make trips to the pharmacy to pick up your prescriptions? For many, this process can be time consuming. If you have TRICARE For Life (TFL), you have pharmacy coverage through the TRICARE Pharmacy Program. This means you can use TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery.

“Many TFL beneficiaries like the convenience of having their prescriptions delivered to their homes,” said Melanie Richardson, a pharmacist in the Click to closePurchased CareThe TRICARE Health Program is often referred to as purchased care. It is the services we “purchase” through the managed care support contracts.Purchased Care Branch at the Defense Health Agency. “TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is an affordable, safe, and quick way to get medications you take on a regular basis.”

Read on to learn if TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is right for you.

Why TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery?

Here are five good reasons to sign up for home delivery.

  1. TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is convenient. You don’t need to set aside time for a trip to the pharmacy since your prescriptions are shipped to you.Express Scripts, which administers the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, coordinates home delivery. Express Scripts will ship to any address in the United States and U.S. territories. This includes APO, FPO, and DPO addresses. There are a few restrictions you should be aware of. Express Scripts usually can’t ship prescriptions that need refrigeration to American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or other overseas locations. In Germany, you can’t receive medications through home delivery, but you can receive medical supplies.

  2. Wondering about costs? Prescriptions you get from via home delivery may cost less than prescriptions you get from a retail pharmacy. You can receive up to a 90-day supply of your prescription for one copayment. This is delivered to you with free standard shipping. In contrast, you pay three copayments for a 90-day supply at TRICARE retail network pharmacies.

  3. Home delivery comes with helpful features to manage your prescriptions. You can manage home delivery prescriptions online, by phone, or with the free Express Scripts Pharmacy Mobile App. You can get notifications about your prescription and order status. They can also remind you to approve prescription refills.

  4. Do you have questions about your medication? Express Scripts has pharmacists who can help. They can answer your questions about side effects, dosages, and more. Pharmacists are available through your Express Scripts online account and the Express Scripts Pharmacy mobile app.

  5. Get specialty drugs delivered to you. As of March 1, Accredo provides specialty drugs and clinical services if you fill specialty prescriptions with home delivery. You may have to switch to home delivery if you take a specialty drug and use a retail pharmacy. This requirement follows changes to the TRICARE Pharmacy Program. Accredo is an accredited specialty pharmacy.

Want to switch to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery?

It’s easy to switch to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. Here are your options for switching:

What are my other pharmacy options?

Your pharmacy options through TFL are:

  • Military pharmacies: You can get up to a 90-day supply of most medications at no cost. Most military pharmacies accept prescriptions from civilian and military providers. Military pharmacies are usually located in military hospitals and clinics. Find military hospitals and clinics near you.
  • TRICARE retail network pharmacies: You can fill prescriptions at TRICARE retail network pharmacies throughout the U.S. and in most U.S. territories. You’ll pay one copayment for each 30-day supply. Use the Express Scripts Find a Pharmacy tool to find a retail network pharmacy near you.
  • Non-network pharmacies: You pay the full price up front at non-network pharmacies. You must file a claim for reimbursem*nt. As noted in the TRICARE For Life Handbook, claims are subject to applicable TRICARE deductibles, copayments, and out-of-network cost-shares.

Regardless of what pharmacy option you use, the TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them. Check out the TRICARE Pharmacy Program Handbook and the TRICARE For Life Handbook to learn more.

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FAQs

Get Prescriptions at Home With TRICARE For Life? ›

Yes. If you have TRICARE For Life, you have prescription coverage under the TRICARE Pharmacy Program. To learn more visit the Prescription Drugs page.

Does TRICARE for Life cover my prescriptions? ›

Yes. If you have TRICARE For Life, you have prescription coverage under the TRICARE Pharmacy Program. To learn more visit the Prescription Drugs page.

Can I use GoodRx with TRICARE for life? ›

You can use a GoodRx discount instead of your prescription insurance or Medicare if the cost is lower. However, GoodRx cannot be combined with your insurance or any federal or state-funded program such as Medicare or Medicaid. GoodRx is not insurance.

What are the pharmacy options for TRICARE for Life? ›

TRICARE has four pharmacy options: Military pharmacies, home delivery, network pharmacies and non-network pharmacies. Each option is available worldwide, but there are some limits overseas. Be prepared for natural disasters.

Does TRICARE for Life cover prescriptions at Walgreens? ›

Yes. To find other network pharmacies visit the Find a Pharmacy page.

What is not covered by TRICARE for Life? ›

TRICARE doesn't cover services and supplies: from a scientific or medical study, grant or research program. provided for free. that would be free if you or your sponsor weren't eligible for TRICARE.

What does TRICARE for Life actually cover? ›

TFL typically covers your Medicare cost-sharing (deductibles, coinsurances, and copayments). TFL may pay when services are not covered by Medicare or when you have used up your Medicare benefits.

Does Walmart take TRICARE for Life for prescriptions? ›

No. Walmart and Sam's Club left the network on December 15, 2021. Kroger pharmacies, including Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Smith's Food and Drug, Fry's Food and Drug, and King Soopers, left the network on December 31, 2022. If you fill your prescriptions at any of these pharmacies, you'll pay non-network copayments.

Does CVS honor TRICARE for life? ›

Welcome TRICARE® beneficiaries

CVS® now accepts TRICARE, just one more way we care for the military and veteran community.

What is the preferred specialty pharmacy for TRICARE for Life? ›

Accredo is an in-network pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries filling specialty medications.

Why are pharmacies leaving TRICARE? ›

Nearly 15,000 independent pharmacies are no longer in the TRICARE retail pharmacy network, as of Oct. 24. This is due to a change in the contract with Express Scripts, the Department of Defense TRICARE pharmacy contractor.

Do you have to use Express Scripts if you have TRICARE for Life? ›

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides prescription drug coverage for all TRICARE beneficiaries. You have the same coverage, regardless of your TRICARE health plan. However, if you use the US Family Health Plan, you have separate pharmacy coverage. Express Scripts is the contractor for the TRICARE Pharmacy Program.

What prescriptions does TRICARE not cover? ›

Non-Covered Medications
Drug ClassProducts not covered/removed from TRICARE Formulary
Endocrine Agents Miscellaneouslevoketoconazole(Recorlev)
Diureticstorsemide (Soaanz)
Acne Agents: Topical Acne & Rosaceatretinoin 0.1%/benzoyl peroxide3% topical cream(Twyneo)
Pain Agents: NSAIDsCelecoxib oral solution (Elyxyb)
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Does TRICARE for Life pay for my prescriptions? ›

TRICARE covers most prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Prescription drugs may be covered under the pharmacy benefit or the medical benefit.

Does TRICARE use Walgreens or CVS? ›

CVS Pharmacy has nearly double the locations of pharmacies compared to Walmart and Sam's Club. Other pharmacy chains, like Kroger, Rite Aid, and Walgreens, are still a part of the TRICARE network. This means 90% of beneficiaries will have access to a network pharmacy within five miles of their home.

Does CVS take TRICARE 2024? ›

Does CVS take TRICARE? As the official healthcare program of the U.S. DoD, TRICARE coverage is accepted by CVS. That means you get CVS prescriptions, pharmacist advice, vaccines, and more with your existing coverage. Learn more about how CVS and TRICARE interact to work for you.

How do I find out if my prescription is covered by TRICARE? ›

The Formulary Search Tool (FST) is a digital tool you can use to see your medication coverage, find out where you can fill your prescriptions at each point of service and determine any relevant cost-shares.

Does TRICARE for Life pay for medical supplies? ›

TRICARE will cover durable medical equipment when prescribed by a doctor. Durable medical equipment is an item needed to improve quality of life.

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