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…

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…

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…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Did your child graduate from college, but hasn’t yet launched a career? Not to worry, Tricare may still be available to provide health care coverage. A change in family composition, like when your child becomes an adult, is a Tricare Qualifying Life Event (QLE). QLEs may …

FARMINGTON, Conn. - The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. 

NORWICH, Conn. - Whether in everyday life or in work situations, the ability to recognize life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality CPR can save someone’s life. These skills and more can be learned in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BSL) course offered at Three…

KINAWA, Japan — Behavioral health specialists report depression and suicide ideation rates increase during the holiday season and into the post-holiday period in the Marine Corps, according to the Headquarters Marine Corps Force Preservation Directorate.

GROTON, Conn. - You must be eligible for military health care in order to receive services at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Groton, including mammography. The phone number for scheduling your mammography appointment is (860) 694-4873.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you were to change anything about your lifestyle, what would it be? Most of us have things about our lives that we would like to change. For some of us it might be sleeping better, losing weight, or exercising more. And for some, it’s giving up smoking cigarettes.

FARMINGTON, Conn. — Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males, second only to skin cancer, and affects more than 3 million men in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, health care providers are encouragi…

MYSTIC, Conn. - Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Mystic & Noank Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for five weeks on the following dates (the room that the class is held in may vary): Oct. 12, 19, and 26; Nov. 2 and 9.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The best way to keep the flu at bay is prevention. Make sure you and your family members use your Tricare benefit and get a flu shot. You can also adopt good practices to avoid the spread of germs. Flu viruses are serious, contagious viruses that can lead to hospitalizati…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - When it comes to staying healthy, some years are better than others. Perhaps you or your family faced a bumpy road this year. There may have been extensive medical tests or procedures, lengthy hospital stays, or weekly doctor visits. You may have reached — or are close to…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Whether you’re looking to change your primary care manager (PCM) or find a specialty care provider, you have options with TRICARE. With directories at your fingertips, you can take command of your health and your Tricare benefit.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - For many, summer heat brings more outdoor play for the entire family. But being outside also increases your risk of getting a tick-borne disease. You can protect your loved ones and pets from the dangers of Lyme disease. Know how to decrease your risk of tick bites and re…