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TRICARE is a program that shares the cost of medical care provided by civilian sources to military beneficiaries.

TRICARE offers families three choices:

        (1)  Enrollment in TRICARE Prime, a health maintenance organization (HMO)-type source of care which has very low costs;

        (2)  TRICARE Extra, an expanded network of providers that offers reduced cost sharing, doesn't require enrollment, and can be used on a case-by-case basis;

        (3)  TRICARE Standard, which is the same as CHAMPUS, with the same benefits and cost sharing structure.

For more information about any of the three TRICARE options, contact our military medical facility, health benefits advisor; or the local TRICARE service center, 1-800-444-5445..

Beneficiaries who want to get personal assistance can call TRICARE at 1-800-444-5445 for enrollment and benefit help.