The Supplemental Health Care Program (SHCP) offers benefits for services provided by civilian doctors. Active duty service members whose duty assignment is within 50 miles of a military hospital or clinic may be eligible for care under SHCP.
Who is eligible?
- Active duty service members (except those enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote)
- Military hospital inpatients referred for civilian healthcare when the military hospital retains responsibility for the patient
- Participants in the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP) with authorization by the military hospital or clinic
- Reserve component personnel
- ROTC students, cadets and midshipmen
- Foreign military
SHCP covers any healthcare service as long as the military hospital or clinic refers the patient or the military Service Point-of-Contact (SPOC) authorizes the care. For covered services, active duty service members do not pay:
- Annual deductibles
The SPOC also acts as a liaison between the active duty service member and all members of the healthcare process, from the civilian healthcare professional to the claims processor.