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Emergency Procedures in Place: West Coast Wildfires

Thursday, August 20, 2020
updated Oct. 27, 2020

Due to wildfires, TRICARE West Region beneficiaries in affected areas may experience impacts to health care or facility closures. We recommend you contact your provider(s) to confirm appointments and/or scheduled procedures prior to arriving. Get up-to-date information on TRICARE's Disaster Information page. For information on how to access emergency care, visit our Emergency Care page and www.tricare.mil/emergency.


Emergency prescription refills

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. 

Emeregency refill procedures are currently in place for the following areas:

  • Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in California through Nov. 6, 2020
  • Boulder, Grand, and Larimer counties in Colorado through Oct. 30, 2020

The MHS Nurse Advice Line 

The Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7. Talk with a registered nurse to get non-emergent medical advice or to get help locating the nearest facility. If you are experience a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. 


Protect yourself from wildfire smoke

Learn more:


Power outage tips


Additional disaster resources