Knowing where and how to seek medical care after hours can be a stressful prospect. You may or a family member may be sick or injured and you’re worried about care, but also not incurring a medical bill. Knowing your options in advance will help alleviate some of this stress.
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The Special Needs Program provides a comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services for Coast Guard families with special needs. The program works hand-in-hand with Coast Guard medical and military personnel officials and addresses potential conflicts between locations of duty assignments and the availability of resources to accommodate family members with unique medical, physical, psychological and educational needs.
Do you like to have a good time? Does that usually involve alcohol? Is it starting to cause problems for you? Dealing with alcohol problems can be difficult and many times, negative consequences can impact the whole family. We have learned a lot over the past decades on how to best help people struggling with ways to moderate their drinking and wanted to share a little about how to recognize you may need help and where to get it.
Whether you are active duty, dependent, reservist or retiree, you are eligible for one of the TRICARE Dental programs. But unlike the TRICARE medical program, which has an automatic enrollment as long as you are registered in DEERS, you must take steps to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program to get dental coverage. If you don’t enroll and pay the premium you will not have dental coverage.
Spring is fast approaching, and with it comes graduation for high school seniors. Before long you’ll be packing up your child to send them off to college, or helping them make other life choices like post high school employment or military service. Be sure your plans account for their medical care.
Did you recently have or adopt a new baby? If so, congratulations! In between diaper changings and midnight feedings, you may want to take a moment to think about medical benefits for your child.
Whether you are new to the Coast Guard or a seasoned vet, the difference between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Standard can be a bit confusing, and trying to decide which plan is right your family can be a bit overwhelming. If you are struggling with which plan to choose, here are some points to consider.
Navigating the referral process for specialty medical care can be challenging for service members and their families. One of the items that frequently causes confusion is when you have a referral you think will be provided in the civilian sector, or are receiving care from a civilian provider, and are then drawn into a military medical facility.
As part of your TRICARE medical benefit you have access to pharmacy services. How you use that benefit depends on beneficiary status, where you are assigned, and the medication you need. To help you navigate using your pharmacy benefit here are some guidelines.
The nation asks a lot of the Coast Guard, and in turn, your Coast Guard asks a lot of you. And, there are things that an organization owes its members if it’s going to ask so much from them: a safe and secure environment to work in; the resources to get the job done; the freedom to pursue individual goals; and a suite of entitlements to include competitive pay and access to adequate healthcare. Based on the vast variety of each individual’s or each family’s medical needs, arranging healthcare can be a complicated endeavor.