FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday routines, including keeping up with health care appointments for non-emergency needs such as vaccinations. And while physically attending day care, secondary school, and university campuses this fall remains undecided in many l…

We must acknowledge that emergencies can and will happen to anyone, with or without warning. Thus, at some point, an ombudsman may receive a call from someone experiencing a crisis or disaster. Ombudsman are trained to recognize a situation, make an appropriate referral as soon as possible a…

As the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program continues to make improvements in primary prevention, current events remind us that sexual violence is rooted in forms of oppression, including racism. If we are to prevent sexual assaults from occurring, then the work begin…

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - As the world continues to change, often one’s focus changes. Making sure our focus does not drift away from eating a healthy diet is important not just as a warfighter, but as a partner, a spouse, a parent and even just an everyday person concerned about their health.

GROTON, Conn. - Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London and Naval Medical Training Command (NMRTC) New England partner with the Connecticut Department of Health to conduct weekly mosquito surveillance and testing throughout the mosquito season. Mosquitoes are tested for diseases such as Eas…

WASHNGTON - The Department of Defense Office of Special Needs and Military OneSource launched today a new digital tool to guide military families with special needs to the specific information and resources they need. The tool, called EFMP & Me, conveniently connects families anytime and…

BRANFORD, Conn. - In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the 40th Annual Branford Road Race has become a virtual event. Participants can register for the virtual 5-mile run, 2-mile health walk, or the family fun run, and participate at the time and place of their choosing during Father’s Day Week…

HARTFORD, Conn. – The American Lung Association in Connecticut has shifted its annual LUNG FORCE Walk Hartford to a virtual fundraising event. Participants are encouraged to engage in a physical activity of their choice including walking, running, hiking or biking through June 30. Walkers ca…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Graduation season is upon us. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 2.96 million students are expected to earn their associate’s or bachelor’s degree this year. But celebrations look different. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, high school and co…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - To improve virtual access to health care during COVID-19, Tricare recently revised its policy on telehealth services. This temporarily allows you access to care more easily during the constraints of the pandemic. These changes will remain for the duration of the stateside…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Military Health System patients can use secure online resources to quickly access their COVID-19 tests done at military treatment facilities.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Tricare covers certain telemedicine services. You may be able to see a Tricare -authorized provider without leaving your home. Using a computer or smartphone, you connect with your provider by secure video conferencing.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The Tricare Pharmacy Program provides prescription drug coverage for all Tricare beneficiaries. There are several options for filling your prescriptions. They include military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, Tricare retail network pharmacies, and non-network p…

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you’re newly enrolled in Tricare health or dental coverage, you’re in good company. You now have access to a global network of military and civilian providers. Learning about your health care coverage now will help you maximize your benefit and take command of your hea…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Tricare recently expanded coverage for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Coverage now includes: concurrent pediatric hospice and curative care, portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, and platelet rich plasma injections.

LEDYARD, Conn. – The Ledyard libraries announce upcoming activities and programs. For more information, call (860) 464-9912; register online at ledyard.lioninc.org.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Tricare is committed to improving preventive health care services for women. On Jan. 1, 2020, Tricare expands coverage for breast cancer screenings to include digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography. Tricare will cover 3-D mammography as a preventive health care …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Did you know your Tricare deductible and catastrophic cap reset every Jan. 1? As always, Tricare costs depend on who you are as well as your health plan (for example, Tricare Prime or Tricare Select). So take a few minutes to re-familiarize yourself with the deductible an…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Humana Military are working closely together to quickly assist approximately 75,000 TRICARE beneficiaries affected by a payment processing error that occurred Dec. 5. For those affected, health care coverage remains uninterrupted.

WASHINGTON - Feasting with family and friends is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these simple tips to keep safe from food poisoning or foodborne illness during the holidays. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends:

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Tricare recently expanded coverage for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Coverage now includes: concurrent pediatric hospice and curative care, portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, and platelet rich plasma injections.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The second annual Tricare Open Season will take place from Nov. 11 through Dec. 9. During this time, you can enroll in or change your Tricare plan. Choose from Tricare Prime (including the US Family Health Plan) or Tricare Select. Picking a health plan is an important and…

The Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and seven other organizations gathered at Horses Healing Humans Oct. 12 for a for a “Barnyard Boogie” family sensory afternoon. Local businesses, non-profits and mental health professionals collaborated to …

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Culinary Specialist (Submarine) 2nd Class Anthony Powell (left) and Culinary Specialist Seaman Emelia Rosenquist (right) set up a cupcake display in Cross Hall Galley onboard Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London, Oct. 1. Cross Hall Galley put on a display of pink cupcakes in observance o…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Separating from active duty can be a busy time. And easing back into civilian life may require a transitional health plan. Leaving active duty is a Tricare Qualifying Life Event (QLE). During this time, you have 90 days from your separation date to change to another healt…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Routine eye exams can help keep your vision strong. The National Eye Institute reports that a comprehensive eye exam can identify common vision problems and prevent diseases that may lead to vision loss or blindness. Tricare health plans may include an eye exam or other s…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your Tricare coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on your sponsor status, your location, and your health plan. Familiarize yourself with your plan’s rules and these tips so you know what to do if you have…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Did you know that there’re more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide? Most cause nothing more than an itch. But three species bear most of the responsibility for the spread of certain serious diseases. Reduce your risk of getting these diseases by taking steps to pr…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The school year is just around the corner. Make sure to send your child back to school with a healthy smile. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “dental disease alone causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year.” Before the new scho…

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. - As summer draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the approaching school year. Preventive services, routine immunizations, and health screenings are the best ways to make sure your kids are healthy and ready to hit the books. Tricare covers many preventive health car…

NORFOLK - Now that we are two-thirds of the way through “101 Critical Days of Summer,” and much of the country bears through extreme heat conditions, the Naval Safety Center would like to remind you be smart about the heat. Whether you are deployed, in port, or off duty, Sailors must be mind…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your Tricare coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on your sponsor status, your location, and your health plan. Familiarize yourself with your plan’s rules and these tips so you know what to do if you have…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer is when you and your family may fulfill new orders and move to a new duty station. If you move this summer, don’t forget to update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Being able to use Tricare depends on keeping DEERS up…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer is here, and that means sunny weather is here to stay. Soaking up the sun is one of the best parts about summer. However, make sure to protect your skin when enjoying the sun-filled days ahead. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can ca…