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Health Care

Moving with TRICARE

When you move, TRICARE moves with you. It's there before, during and when you get to your next duty station. It's available worldwide. There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. With your move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option.

Visit Moving to learn more.

Getting care along the way

Before you move, you should take care of any routine medical needs, including immunizations, and fill your prescriptions so you have enough while traveling. If you need to get care during your move, visit Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.

Filling prescriptions while traveling

You should get all prescriptions refilled before traveling. But if you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, visit Filling Prescriptions When Traveling.

Getting dental care while traveling

Getting dental care while traveling depends on your location and whether you are a service member or family member.

  • If you are an active-duty service member within the United States or in U.S. territories, and near a military installation, you may be able to get emergency dental care at the dental treatment facility, or DTF, if available. If not, contact the active duty dental care program before you see a dentist and tell the contractor about your move. You will need to get an authorization before you see a dentist. The Active Duty Dental Care Program will work with you, so you can get care from a local network dentist.
  • If you are an active-duty service member at an overseas location, you can call the overseas regional call center to get authorization before you see a civilian dentist.
  • If you are an active-duty family member within the United States, in U.S. territories or at an overseas location, you can find out if any nearby military dental treatment facility treats active-duty family members. If you're enrolled in the TRICARE dental program, call the TRICARE dental program contractor or visit their website to find a provider. You will need to get an authorization before you see the dentist.

Permanent change of station for active-duty service members

With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your military treatment facility, or MTF, records section and the dental treatment facility, or DTF. Do this at least one month before your permanent change of station date. The MTF should also transfer a copy of your record and any family records to your new duty station or you may be able to hand carry them to your new duty station.

If you want someone else to be able to get medical or dental information on you or your family while you are moving, you need to complete a DD Form 2870, "Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information."

For more information on getting copies of medical records, visit Request Copies of Medical Records.

Installation Specific Information

The U.S. Army Health Clinic South Camp (Vilseck) provides the following services: Primary Care - Physical Therapy - Occupational Therapy - Optometry - Behavioral Health - Social Work Services - Education and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) - Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Care is available to TRICARE Eurasia-Africa beneficiaries. We serve patients with other insurance on a space available basis.

We have two primary hospitals with emergency rooms: Amberg and Sulzbach-Rosenberg.

Our TRICARE Service Centers handles the referrals to our 65 providers on our preferred provider network (PPN), for health care that is not available within our clinic. The PPN consists of doctors and specialists that are monitored by the clinic commander and health professionals within our clinic. They are extremely professional health care providers providing the competent and quality health care, just as you could receive CONUS.

Pharmacy Service

Soldiers and Family members will be assigned a Primary Care Provider at which time any concerns can be addressed.

NOTE: It is recommended to bring one month of your prescribed medication with you. All refills are a mandatory call-in, the patient must have the refill number listed on the bottle.

Dental Care

All service members and their families are authorized dental care at the Main Post Dental Clinic as long as the soldier/sponsor is assigned to or works within the USAG Bavaria. Incoming personnel will have to inprocess Dental, along with their family members. Dental exams presently are on a walk in basis, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. This also includes sick call. Specialties are limited to soldiers only, which means other than routine care will be referred out. However, both the Main Post and Rose Barracks Dental Clinic, do rotate duties of after hour care, such as cracked or knocked out teeth. The POC for this will be the Military Police, who will notify the on call doctor.

Soldiers will be caring their records. If the family member(s) do not have a chart a new one will be made for them.

Associated Links

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TRICARE beneficiaries can electronically link to their medical records, pay and human resource systems and other websites.

Find out everything you need to know about your medical benefits.

Army OneSource
Comprehensive information on all Army Community Services and QOL support.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinator
A BCAC educates beneficiaries, and enhances a thorough understanding of TRICARE programs.

TRICARE Mobile App for Pharmacy Assistance
Check prescriptions status; order home delivery; find a pharmacy and more all from your phone. You must be registered before downloading the mobile app.

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