TRICARE is the health care program serving active duty servicemembers, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors and certain former spouses worldwide. TRICARE utilizes the health care resources of the uniformed services and supplements them with networks of civilian health care professionals.

In general, active duty and retired servicemembers of the uniformed services, and their families, are eligible for TRICARE.  The uniformed services include the: U.S. Army; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Navy; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Coast Guard; Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service; and Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

To be eligible for TRICARE benefits, you must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. TRICARE offers several health plan options to meet the cost and coverage needs of servicemembers and their families.

For TRICARE information, call the customer service line at (877) 874-2273 or visit  For registration in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and to update personal information, call 1-800-538-9552 or visit