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Refill waiver deadline extended for state TRICARE beneficiaries

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has announced that it has expanded the number of Mississippi counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to severe weather. DHA has also extended the date from June 10 to June 19..

The counties originally impacted are Bolivar, Lafayette and Sunflower.

DHA has expanded that list to include Attala, Coahoma, Grenada, Issaquena, Lee, Oktibbeha, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Yalobusha counties.

To receive an emergency refill of prescription medications, TRICARE beneficiaries should take their prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy.  If the bottle is unavailable or the label is damaged or missing, beneficiaries should contact Express Scripts or their retail network pharmacy for assistance. 

To find a network pharmacy, beneficiaries may call Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303.

They may also search the network pharmacy locator at https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/find-pharmacy 

If possible, visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled.  Prescriptions filled by a retail chain may be filled at another store in that chain.  If the provider is available, beneficiaries can call in a new prescription to any network pharmacy.

As a reminder, TRICARE beneficiaries, other than active duty service members, may receive urgent care from any TRICARE-authorized urgent care center or provider and do not need a referral.  This allows beneficiaries to seek nonemergency care for illnesses or injuries if their primary care provider is unavailable because of emergencies.

Beneficiaries are advised to visit https://tricare.mil/Resources/DisasterInfo/DisasterAlerts/06_14_21_Arkansas_Mississippi_Severe_Stoms_Flooding for updates.

DeSoto County News Service

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