COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) expiration

May 19, 2023

The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ended on May 11, 2023. This date also signifies the expiration of Medicare’s Hospitals Without Walls (HWW) initiative and includes TRICARE’s recognition of this program.

For beneficiaries who have previously utilized a HWW, or freestanding emergency room, please be advised that any care provided at one of these facilities after May 11, 2023, will not be eligible for payment through the TRICARE program.

To find TRICARE-authorized, network facilities in your area, please visit our provider locator