What is an emergency?
What should I do in an emergency?
Call 911 or immediately go to the nearest emergency department if:
If you use a civilian emergency room:
What is Urgent Care?
Medically necessary services, which required for an illness or illness or injury that would not result in further disability or death if not treated immediately, but require processional attention and have the potential to develop such a threat if treatment is delayed longer then 24 hours. An example of an Urgent Care condition could be a sprain, sore throat or rising fever.
Active Duty members must obtain PRIOR AUTHORIZATION for urgent care or they will be responsible for all associated costs.
For a list of Urgent Care facilities in the National Capitol Area (NCA) click here: To see a complete list of Urgent, Emergency, or Minute Clinics go to: https://www.HNFS.net
• Click on “Find a Provider” or call 1-877-TRICARE (877-874-2274)