Special designation that allows certain individuals to receive care at a military treatment facility.
A number assigned by the federal government for the purposes of identifying a specific individual and taxpayer.
Care that cannot be provided by the primary care provider.
The uniformed service office or individual who is responsible for coordinating civilian health care for active duty service members participating in TRICARE Prime Remote. (Previously known as the Service Point of Contact or SPOC).
Multiple family members enrolled in TRICARE Prime who live in different TRICARE regions but have the same sponsor.
The active duty service member or retiree through whom family members are eligible for TRICARE.
A program for eligible uniformed service members who require medical care that is not available at the military treatment facility (MTF) and must be referred to a civilian provider. The SHCP is also available on a limited basis for non-TRICARE eligible individuals when specifically referred by the MTF.
Learn more about SHCP by visiting our Supplemental Health Care Program page.
Health benefit plans that are specifically designed to supplement TRICARE. Unlike other health insurance (OHI) plans, TRICARE supplemental plans are always secondary payers on TRICARE claims. These plans are frequently available from military associations and other private organizations and firms.
A TRICARE-eligible family member whose sponsor died while on active duty service for a term longer than 30 days. A family member's eligibility for survivor status is determined by the sponsor's service personnel office.