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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

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Injury Prevention - Main Graphic

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11/17/2022
Injury Prevention - Main Graphic

“This December, the MHS is highlighting the importance of taking measures to prevent injury, whether it’s in the workplace, while training or during recreation. #PreventInjury www.health.mil/injuryprevention"

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Hurricane: Disaster Referral Waiver

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11/16/2022
Hurricane: Disaster Referral Waiver

if you have TRICARE Prime, your Primary Care Manager (PCM) provides most of your care. If you see a TRICARE-authorized specialty provider without a referral, you have to pay Point-of-Service (POS) charges.

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Hurricane: Hospital Closure

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11/16/2022
Hurricane: Hospital Closure

Disaster Alert if a hospital has to close during a hurricane.

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Hurricane Essential Resources

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11/16/2022
Hurricane Essential Resources

This graphic highlights emergency resources people can use before emergencies to be disaster ready.

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Hurricane Readiness Kit

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11/16/2022
Hurricane Readiness Kit

Before a hurricane prepare a hurricane readiness kit including important documents, prescriptions, and family emergency plan.

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Hurricane: Getting Emergency Prescriptions

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11/16/2022
Hurricane: Getting Emergency Prescriptions

During a hurricane, sometimes TRICARE will authorize emergency prescription refills. If authorized, take you prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy.

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Earthquake: Referral Waiver

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11/14/2022
Earthquake: Referral Waiver

To promote access to needed services during or after a disaster a PCM referral waiver allows enrollees to seek care without a referral from their PCM.

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Disaster Prep Toolkit | Earthquakes

Earthquake: Prepare Before 2

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11/14/2022
Earthquake: Prepare Before 2

It’s important to secure heavy items, make a family emergency communications plan, and a supply kit to prepare for an earthquake

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Earthquakes: Getting Prescriptions

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11/14/2022
Earthquakes: Getting Prescriptions

During a disaster, TRICARE may authorize emergency prescription resources.

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Earthquake: Essential Resources

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11/14/2022
Earthquake: Essential Resources

Get critical information when you need it by following this essential resources guide.

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Earthquake: Prepare Before

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11/14/2022
Earthquake: Prepare Before

The best time to prepare for an earthquake is before it happens. Plan. Prepare. Protect. Natural Resource Guide. The best time to prepare for an earthquake is before it happens. Image of supplies. Follow these tips: practice drop, cover, and hold on with others; make an emergency plan; gather emergency supplies, protect your home by securing loose objects and learning how to turn off utilities. Be ready at a moment’s notice. Visit: www.tricare.mil/Disaster

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Earthquake: Protect Yourself

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11/14/2022
Earthquake: Protect Yourself

Drop, cover, and hold on to help protect yourself during an earthquake.

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Earthquake: After an Earthquake

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11/14/2022
Earthquake: After an Earthquake

After an earthquake it’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe.

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Disaster Alert: Stormy Background

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11/10/2022
Disaster Alert: Stormy Background

Disaster Alert, be ready a moments notice

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Disaster Alert: Tropical Storm

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11/10/2022
Disaster Alert: Tropical Storm

Disaster Alert for Tropical Storms

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