COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Getting Your Health Care Back on Track
Friday, May 21, 2021
Health Net Federal Services, LLC wants to help keep you informed on COVID-19 vaccine access for TRICARE beneficiaries as well as the importance of getting care during the pandemic.
You can get vaccinated at no cost.
Find additional COVID-19 resources at www.tricare.mil/coronavirus, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and www.tricare-west.com.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Anyone 12 years of age and older is eligible to get the vaccine, depending on the vaccine manufacturer being distributed. You can find additional age-based guidelines at www.cdc.gov/covidvaccines. Military personnel are encouraged to get vaccinated.
Why get the vaccine?
There are many benefits. Here are just a few:
- Getting vaccinated helps stop the spread of COVID-19.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are more protected from getting sick.
- Once enough of us are vaccinated, we can begin doing things we stopped doing because of the pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccines have gone through clinical trials that showed they are safe and effective. Let's get back to normal; schedule your vaccine today!
Where can you get the vaccine?
You have options. You do not need to go to the same place you normally get your health care. TRICARE beneficiaries can get the no-cost vaccine at:
Keep in mind, appointments vary by vaccination site. This is because sites are getting different amounts of vaccine doses. Check out vaccines.gov for help finding a vaccine site near you.
If you are at high risk for COVID-19, it’s especially important to make your COVID-19 vaccine appointment now.
Visit www.tricare.mil/COVIDVaccine to get the latest COVID-19 vaccination information for TRICARE beneficiaries.
Getting your health care back on track
As pandemic restrictions have started to ease in many areas of the country, it’s important to make sure your routine and preventive health care is back on track. If you are not ready for an in-person visit, you can use our network directory to find providers who offer telehealth in your area. Remember, you can also access telehealth services through Telemynd and Doctor On Demand.
During the COVID-19 stateside pandemic, there are no copayments or cost shares for covered telemedicine care. Referral requirements for telehealth are the same as those for in-person visits.
Were you part of a COVID-19 clinical trial?
Clinical trials can offer more options for COVID‐19 treatment and recovery support. You may be eligible to participate in Phase I, II, III and IV National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)‐sponsored COVID‐19 clinical trials. If you participated in a COVID-19 clinical trial, or have questions about one, we want to hear from you! Contact our case/care management line at 1-844-524-3578, option 5.
If you enroll in an eligible COVID‐19 clinical trial during the national emergency period, you can continue with the trial even if the national emergency ends, as long as TRICARE requirements are met.