Humana Military Beneficiary

Coast Guard urgent care demonstration

The Coast Guard urgent care demonstration expired May 4, 2015. This means Coast Guard active duty and active duty family members enrolled in PRIME within the TRICARE south region will need to obtain a referral from your assigned primary care manager (PCM) when going to any TRICARE-accepting network-participating urgent care center (UCC) or primary care provider for acute/non-emergent care.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and TRICARE Regional Office South are conducting a pilot program for Active Duty Coast Guard Members and their families enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote within the south region. The goal of this demonstration is to decrease emergency room costs and increase access to care while improving patient satisfaction.

Who is eligible?

Coast Guard active duty and active duty family members enrolled in PRIME within TRICARE south region only.

The benefit:
Four unmanaged visits (no prior referral authorization required) to any TRICARE-accepting network-participating urgent care center (UCC) or primary care provider for acute/non-emergent care when your assigned primary care manager (PCM) is unavailable.

Type of visit covered:
Any primary healthcare visit associated with a single episode of care (minor or acute illness or injury) is covered by this demonstration. (Severe illnesses or injuries should be seen at an emergency room.)

The demonstration expired May 04, 2015.