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Francis. E. Warren Air Force Base: Referral Waiver in Effect

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19 impacts to staffing at the 90th Medical Group, F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) is temporarily waiving referral requirements for dependents, retirees and retiree dependents enrolled to the 90th Medical Group. The waiver is in effect Nov. 19, 2020 through Jan. 4, 2021.

That means: 

  • If you are a TRICARE Prime dependent, retiree or retiree dependent enrolled to the 90th Medical Group, you do not need a referral for care that otherwise would require one during the waiver period.
  • You may contact a TRICARE-authorized provider directly, without a referral, to set up an appointment for care. 
  • You will not incur Point of Service charges for covered services. (We are automatically adjusting affected claims that already processed. You do not need to contact us to ask for a claims adjustment.) 

To find a TRICARE provider near you, visit our Network Provider Directory.

Please note: This referral waiver does not apply to services that require prior authorization, including inpatient care, applied behavior analysis (ABA) services, laboratory developed tests (LDTs), and Extended Health Care Option (ECHO) services. 

DHA will continue to monitor this situation and as conditions change, updates will become available.