To participate, beneficiaries must pay monthly premiums;
rates are set based upon calendar year. To enter into the
program, three months must be paid at time of enrollment. Once
the initial payment is made, monthly premiums must be paid in
advance through automated electronic payment.
Out-of-pocket health care costs are determined by option selected,
sponsor's military status and the type of provider seen.
To purchase either option, beneficiaries may download the TRICARE Young
Adult application for the TRICARE North region at
www.hnfs.com and mail or fax the completed
form and the initial three-month premium payment to Health Net Federal
Services. Individuals may also select the US Family Health Plan Prime
option. The TRICARE Young Adult Application for John's Hopkins' USFHP
program can be downloaded at
Naval Health Clinic Weekly Wednesday Afternoon Closure for Training
Beginning 26 January 2011 (Wednesday), Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River will be closed for a half-day from 1200 to 1600 for training. This half-day training stand-down will be held every Wednesday thereafter, from 1200 to 1600. The closure will affect both the main clinic (including Immunization, Radiology, and Laboratory) and the Pharmacy located at the Navy Exchange. The Pharmacy will not reopen from 1600 to 1800; new prescriptions can be dropped off in the box at the Pharmacy and picked up the next day. The TRICARE Service Center will remain open during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Relations Officer, Ms. Hambel at 301-995-4980 or LCDR Tizon at 301-342-1458.
Immunizations are a key weapon in the fight against diseases and an important part of readiness for military members. Since August and September are back-to-school months for TRICARE beneficiaries, it is a great time to inventory shot records and ensure all family members’ records are up-to-date.
"It doesn't matter how old a beneficiary is, everyone needs protection against dangerous viruses like influenza and tetanus," said Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, deputy director of the TRICARE Management Activity. "Immunizations for children prevent measles, whooping cough, pneumonia, and meningitis while vaccines for adults protect against hepatitis and shingles."
H1N1 influenza is no longer in the headlines, but the World Health Organization reports the virus is still a global problem. H1N1 vaccination is still recommended for TRICARE beneficiaries traveling internationally, taking cruises, and those whose active duty sponsors are assigned to overseas locations.
TRICARE covers the seasonal and age-appropriate vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Beneficiaries can obtain vaccines from their PCM, at the Naval Health Clinic (NHC), or by visiting participating TRICARE retail network pharmacies. TRICARE has expanded coverage to all TRICARE beneficiaries eligible to use the TRICARE retail pharmacy benefit for vaccines at no cost. To find a participating pharmacy go to www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE/ or call Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303.
This year’s Seasonal Influenza Vaccine is a “trivalent” vaccine that will contain last year’s H1N1 strain, as well as Influenza A and H3N2 Influenza A. As the vaccine becomes available, the Naval Health Clinic will advertise dates and times, and will administer doses based upon the following priority:
- Military and Civilians ordered to deploy
- Medically high-risk people (ex. with chronic diseases, immune system problems; direct patient care health care workers; and emergency essential civilian staff)
- Military trainees (e.g. recruits, etc.)
- All other military personnel
- Mission essential personnel
- All other beneficiaries
For Eligible Beneficiaries 6 months to 17 years of age and those that may be
High Health Risk looking for specific influenza information, click
here. For Active Duty looking and
eligible beneficiaries 18 years and older looking for
specific influenza information, click here.
Instructions Now Available Online
Personnel that are being deployed to Individual Augmentee
(IA) billets or will be deployed for more than 30 days to an
area that does not have a Military Treatment Facility will
need to follow the steps outlined below to complete their
medical screening. All others can contact HM3 Rankin at
301-342-1429 or via e-mail at
to discuss their unique
Operational Forces Medical Liaison
The primary mission of this facility is to provide quality healthcare
for the men and women of the uniformed services. In order to accomplish this
mission, the special needs of the Fleet and Operational Forces must be met.
The Operational Forces Medical Liaison program assists active duty personnel
assigned to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station with medical issues to
ensure a fully fit and medically ready active duty population. The
Operational Forces Medical Liaison Services Medical Department customer
survey form and the Operational Forces Medical Liaison Service Individual
Sailor or Marine customer service form are two tools we are using to assess
Please fill out one or both of the
surveys and submit to our Customer Services Office in the main clinic to
let us know how we are doing and how we can serve you better. The point of
contact is LT Evan Wright at DSN: 342-1481; e-mail:
email@example.com. Thank you for your feedback.
ID Card Requirements
To obtain military benefits, members and dependents must have a
valid “Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card" identification
(ID) card. To use TRICARE health care program benefits, you must have a
valid military ID card and be listed in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility
Reporting System (DEERS) database. The ID card states on the back, in the
"Medical" block, whether you are eligible for medical care from military or
civilian sources. When seeking medical care for yourself or your child, you
will be asked to show your ID card. You will also be asked to verify that
your personal information (address and phone number) is correct in the
electronic military medical record system. [more...]
Travel Funding for Medical
Travel required for medical care is covered in the Department of
the Navy Financial Management Policy Manual, section 3-80, [more...]
Your “DEERS information”- why is it important?
DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System) is a
computerized database of military service members, retirees, and
dependent family members who are eligible for military benefits,
including TRICARE. [more...]
Injury Claims Process for Federal
Civilian Employees Serviced by HRO Patuxent River
Employees who are injured on the job must immediately report
every job-related injury or illness to their supervisor.
Supervisor's checklist and the
Injured Employee checklist to assist you with your report.
Employees should report to the Occupational Medicine Clinic, Dr. Charlot,
Bldg 436. Employees do not have to be treated at the Clinic but can elect to
be treated by a physician of their choice (usually located within 25 miles
of residence/work). Supervisors must issue a Medical Referral (OPNAV
5100/9) (formerly called Dispensary Permit) to the employee to be
treated at the Occupational Medicine Clinic. This form is also available on
the HRO web page.
If Dr. Charlot is not available, employees can go to an Urgent Care
Facility, i.e., Breton Medical for treatment. Employees are urged to contact
the Occupational Medicine Clinic at 301-342-1496 for an appointment.
Employees who sustain an on-the-job injury of such severity that requires
immediate medical attention (severe lacerations, possible fractures and
head/neck injuries) should be transported to the closest civilian emergency
For further guidance employees/supervisors can contact Ms. Debbie Owen at
301-342-6867 or Ms. Mary Vaughan 301-342-6868.
for Wounded Warriors, Families & Caregivers
The DoD announced today that the Military OneSource service has
established a Wounded Warrior Resource Center telephone number
and e-mail address for service members and their families, if
they have concerns or other difficulties during their recovery
process. Service members and their family members can now call [more...]