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Information for Patients: About TRICARE

TRICARE is the health care program for almost 9.6 million beneficiaries worldwide—including active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors, certain former spouses and others registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). To learn more about TRICARE:   

Your TRICARE health plan offers:

Visit the TRICARE Newsroom to see the latest news and updates about your TRICARE benefit today!

Looking for your Military Hospital or Clinic?

If you get care at a military hospital or clinic, your individual hospital or clinic website is your best source for information about your health care. Not sure which one is yours?

Have you heard about MHS GENESIS?

MHS GENESIS is the Military Health System's new electronic health record and is replacing TRICARE Online across the U.S. and overseas. When fully deployed, MHS GENESIS will provide a single health record for service members, veterans, and their families.| Learn More

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Last Updated: November 28, 2023
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