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Active Duty And Retired Military Eligible For Emergency Prescriptions Due To Storms

Close up of an older woman's hands taking pills out of a bottle.Fizkes/Adobe Stock

The Defense Health Agency announced Thursday that TRICARE beneficiaries in four counties in West Virginia may receive emergency prescription refills now through April 13, 2024, due to storm damage.

The Defense Health Agency and TRICARE serve uniformed service members, military retirees and their families. 

Beneficiaries in Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln and Nicholas counties are eligible for the emergency waiver.

On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Jim Justice amended his State of Emergency to include Barbour, Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Wetzel and Wood counties. 

The Defense Health Agency told West Virginia Public Broadcasting via email that the waiver will not be extended to those counties at this time.

To receive an emergency medication refill, TRICARE beneficiaries should take their prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy. Patients are advised to visit the pharmacy where the prescription was originally filled.

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