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Defense Health Agency Announces Temporary Benefits Change for Hawaiian Beneficiaries Impacted by Hurricane Lane

August 27, 2018

This report originally published at defense.gov.


The Defense Health Agency today announced beneficiaries affected by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii may see a physician in any location without a referral from their primary care physician, according to a DHA news release.

Beneficiaries who have or may need to evacuate will not be required to get a referral from their primary care physician to see a doctor in the community to which they will evacuate.

TRICARE is the military’s health benefit, which covers about 9.4 million active-duty and reserve-component service members and their families.

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Beneficiaries should visit https://tricare.mil/disaster for more information and updates.

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