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Information for Patients: TRICARE Pharmacy Program

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides prescription drugs to beneficiaries in a safe, easy, and cost-effective manner. 

  • TRICARE has partnered with Express Scripts, Inc. to offer a robust pharmacy benefit.
  • TRICARE covers most prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Military Health System Prescription Transfer Procedures


Effective immediately, all Department of Defense (DoD) military treatment facility (MTF) outpatient pharmacies will accept patient requests for prescription transfers from another MTF and from retail pharmacies. When another pharmacy requests prescription transfer information on behalf of a patient, DoD MTF outpatient pharmacies will respond to the inquirer in a timely manner.

Procedures on Responsibility of Dispensing Prescriptions at MTF Pharmacies 14-004


This memorandum clarifies procedures relating to Health Affairs Policy 04-032, "TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit Program Formulary Management," dated December 22, 2004, which remains in effect. Specifically, this memorandum is addressed to all military treatment facility (MTF) providers and pharmacies. It revalidates the requirement for MTFs to provide medications prescribed by MTF providers and restates procedures for obtaining 3rd tier (Nonformulary) and compounded medications for patients treated at MTFs.

TRICARE Retail Pharmacy


The purpose of this MOU is to authorize Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities to dispense pharmaceuticals to eligible TRICARE beneficiaries in VA medical facilities, and to receive reimbursement through the Department ofDefense's (DoD's) TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Contract.

TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy Program

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Last Updated: November 02, 2022
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