Urgent Care Tricare Provider
Tricare is the military’s health insurance program, and it comes in four varieties:
- Tricare Prime
- Tricare Extra
- Tricare Standard
- Tricare for Life
Tricare, the military’s health insurance plan, covers everyone — active-duty members, retirees, and their families.
Urgent Care Tricare Provider in 2017
Before 2018, Tricare Prime beneficiaries can visit an urgent care twice in a fiscal year without pre-approval or referral from their primary care manager, but the program requires follow up after such visits.
Patients must notify their primary care manager within 24 hours or the first business day after the urgent care visit. This is the same policy that’s been in place for beneficiaries and the authorization requirements have not changed for follow-up care, specialty care, or inpatient care.
Urgent Care Tricare Provider in 2018
Tricare Prime users can now make unlimited visits to in-network urgent care facilities without a referral, officials recently announced. The new policy applies to all Prime users except active-duty troops.
If you are an active duty service member, you must contact your primary care manager for a referral before using urgent care in the network. If you live overseas, you should contact the overseas contractor for a prior authorization to use urgent care.
Urgent Care Network
Urgent Care Network Omaha is an independent, locally-owned group of three urgent care clinics in the Omaha metropolitan area which are in-network for Tricare.
Our three clinics are:
- Bellevue Urgent Care (since 2009)
- Rockbrook Urgent Care (since 2011)
- Crossroads Urgent Care (opened in August, 2016)