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Urgent care made easy for civilian TRICARE Prime beneficiaries

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Referrals for civilian urgent care visits are no longer needed as of Jan. 10, 2018, 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.)