Emergency Procedures in Place in Alaska

Monday, December 10, 2018

Due to the recent earthquake in Alaska, TRICARE has put in place the following emergency procedures: 

  • A primary care manager (PCM) referral waiver is in place from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31, 2018, for the following ZIP codes in Anchorage: 99501, 99502, 99503, 99504, 99505, 99506, 99507, 99508, 99513, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99518, 99529, 99530, 99540, 99567, 99577, and 99599.

    During this time frame, TRICARE Prime beneficiaries in these areas will not be charged Point of Service if they seek care from a network or TRICARE-authorized provider for specialty care without a referral.* 

  • Emergency prescription refill procedures are in place from Nov. 28 through Dec. 10, 2018, for all of Alaska. This means beneficiaries can get retail prescriptions refilled before the 30-day refill date. To get an emergency refill, beneficiaries can take their prescription bottle to any TRICARE network pharmacy. Beneficiaries and providers can use the network pharmacy locator or call Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303 to locate a network pharmacy.

Please visit www.tricare.mil for the latest information.  

*At this time, the PCM waiver does not apply to inpatient care, applied behavior analysis (ABA) or Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) services.