08/13/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2020 10:11
Do you live overseas? Got questions about how to fill your prescriptions? If you're enrolled in a TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) plan, you have access to the same TRICARE Pharmacy Program as stateside. This means you can fill your prescriptions through military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, TRICARE retail network pharmacies, and non-network pharmacies. But there are some limits for filling prescriptions overseas. As described in the TRICARE Overseas Program Handbook, in some locations, you may have to pay up front and file claims to get money back on covered drugs.
Here's a look at the different pharmacy options that may fit your needs and how they work overseas.
Military pharmaciesoffer the lowest cost option when compared to the other ways you could get your drugs. Here are some of the benefits:
TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery
In most cases, home delivery is your least expensive option when not using a military pharmacy. Home delivery is only available overseas if you have an APO or FPO address, or are assigned to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The following also applies:
If you live in Germany, home delivery isn't an option. As stated in the TRICARE Pharmacy Program Overview, you should fill your prescriptions at military pharmacies or overseas civilian pharmacies.
TRICARE retail network pharmacies
Network pharmaciesare only located in the U.S. and the U.S. territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. At these pharmacies:
Non-network (Overseas) Pharmacies
In some cases, overseas pharmacies may be your only option. If you use an overseas pharmacy, you'll have to pay the full price for your covered drugs, and file a claim with the TOP contractor to get your money back.
What if you live or travel in the Philippines? If you need to fill a prescription in the Philippines, you must use a certified pharmacy.
Getting your prescription drugs should be easy and the TRICARE Pharmacy Program ensures you have several options. Take command of your health and learn more about your pharmacy coverage overseas.
Last Updated 8/13/2020