May 24 2013
Due to recent severe storms and tornadoes in Oklahoma, the Governor of Oklahoma has issued a State of Emergency. Due to this issuance, emergency prescription refills and referral waivers from some Prime beneficiaries are in effect.
Early Prescription Refills
Emergency Refill Too Soon Procedures have been implemented for through June 17, 2013 in the following counties:
To get an emergency refill, take your prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy. Contact Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303 or search TRICARE’s network pharmacy locator to find the nearest network pharmacy.
If possible, you should visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled. You can request assistance at another pharmacy; however, help provided is at the pharmacy’s discretion. If you use a retail chain, you can get medication from another store in that chain. If your primary care manager is available, he or she may call in a new prescription to any network pharmacy in the area.
Primary Care Manager Referral Waiver
The tornadoes impacted the areas around Tinker Air Force Base. Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote are normally required to have a referral from their primary care manager (PCM) for any care provided by another physician, including urgent–or same day—care (with a few exceptions).
Because many beneficiaries may be displaced or unable to get to their PCM in the area around Tinker Air Force Base, the requirement to have a PCM referral has been waived. The waiver applies to care received between May 20, 2013 and June 19, 2013. During this period of time, TRICARE Prime beneficiaries living in the areas around Tinker Air Force Base may visit any provider for care without incurring additional point-of-service charges.
Please contact Humana Military Healthcare Services at 1-800-444-5445 to see if you qualify for the waiver.