I have a newborn

Welcome to parenthood!

Once your baby has been enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you may need to contact Humana Military at (800) 444-5445 to process the TRICARE enrollment if one of these circumstances applies to you:

  • You are a non-active duty beneficiary (any type of enrollment) or
  • The newborn’s parent who is the beneficiary is an ADSM, and you only need to change the baby’s plan type.

Otherwise, newborns are auto-enrolled in TRICARE and you do not need to contact us.

Note: When you call, please say “enroll newborn” when prompted, and you will be directed to the correct representative.

Your first well-child visit

Ideally, both parents should attend early well-child visits. These check-ups are an opportunity to form a relationship with the doctor as well as exchange questions and answers with one another. You will receive a wealth of information during these visits, so it is a good idea to prepare a list of questions or topics you would like to discuss to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

If only one parent can attend, ask a friend or relative to go along with you. Having someone there to assist with dressing and undressing your baby, carrying the diaper bag, holding doors, etc., will allow you to best focus on the visit, ensuring you fully understand the discussions with your doctor and any vital information addressed. Questions for your first visit

What to expect

Regular check-ups to assess your baby’s development is the best way to determine if your baby is growing and developing as he or she should.

Your pediatrician will measure many areas for developmental milestones. Learn more about the next phase of your child's development