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Posted: June 28, 2018 9:36 a.m.
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TRICARE Young Adult

This plan extends TRICARE benefits to certain family members under the age of 26 who have lost or will lose TRICARE eligibility due to age. Qualified adult children can purchase TYA after "regular" TRICARE coverage ends at either age 21 (or age 23 if enrolled in college fulltime or at college graduation, whichever comes first).  TYA beneficiaries can enroll in either TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select. There are monthly premium with each of the mentioned plans. Notem TYA beneficiaries cannot be in enrolled into TRICARE dental, because this is a temporary plan.


Minimum coverage

TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select, TRICARE for Life and TRICARE premium-based plans and transitional plans are considered Minimum Essential Coverage  for the Affordable Care Act.   Beneficiaries with entitlement for Direct Care only is not considered insurance coverage or meet MEC standards Ex:  Dependent-Parent. For more information visit 


School screenings held

The Pediatric Department will host three Saturday clinics in order to facilitate Georgia school screenings and annual physical exams required for the upcoming school year. The dates are July 14, and Aug. 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Our intent is provide 10 minute appointments, which parents may schedule via the call center at 435-6633. New medical problems, medication refills, nor paperwork for action plans will be addressed during these appointments.  


School screenings slated

Tuttle Army Health Clinic will host two Saturday clinics in order to meet the requirements for Georgia school screenings and annual physical exams for this upcoming school year.  July 28, and Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. until noon.  Annual physical exams and sports physical exams will be given with the intent that these appointments are solely for this purpose. New medical problems, medication refills, nor paperwork for action plans will not be addressed during these appointments.  Please call the appointment line at 435-6633 to schedule your slot.


Mosquito surveillance

Now that it is springtime, U.S. MEDDAC Environmental Health will be conducting weekly mosquito surveillance on the installation. Trapped mosquitoes will be used to determine if mosquito control is needed and tested for disease causative agents (Chikungunya, Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile, and Zika). Feel free to request that we set up a trap near you, as we make our rounds,


Your TRICARE account

This is a need to know post because daily network provider’s offices realize that a large majority of TRICARE beneficiaries do not know their insurance account information/number. 

Without knowledge of this basic information can and will lead to you receiving the bill sent directly to you for payment. 

To avoid this from happening to you please remember the TRICARE Account Number is the sponsor's Social Security Number for the family or any beneficiary that has an ID Card the benefits number on the back can be presented in lieu of Social Security Number.   

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