National Guard and Reserve refers to members of the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and US Coast Guard Reserve. Members of the National Guard and Reserve (NGR) and their family members are eligible for different TRICARE benefits depending on their status.
For questions regarding your NGR benefits, please call (877) 298-3408.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990*
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK*
Military Crisis Line (800) 273-8255 or text to 838255
*Indicates 24/7 365 days a year availability
You may qualify for early eligibility for TRICARE if you're issued delayed-effective-date active duty orders for more than 30 days or in support of a contingency operation. Eligibility begins on the date your orders are issued or 180 days before you report to active duty, whichever is later.Learn more