By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 3, 2011
The TRICARE websites below will help you find information that is relevant to your particular situation.
Transitional Assistance Management program (TAMP): The left column navigator is this website contains valuable resources for military personnel as they transition to veteran status.
Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions: This website provides information on the procedures that apply to different conditions.
Separating from Active Duty: This website explains the different kinds of health care coverage that apply upon separating from service.
eBenefits website: This is a DOD-VA combined comprehensive portal covering information on all the health benefits offered to military personnel.
VA Health Eligibility Home: This website will help you determine your health care eligibility within the VA system.
Health Benefits Eligibility Check: You can use the calculator found in this website to help you determine if you qualify for health benefits.
TRICARE Eligibility: This website will help you determine if you are eligible for TRICARE benefits and provide a link to the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) to register for the benefits.
TRICARE and Veterans' Affairs Benefit Comparison: This website offers a comparison between VA Veterans’ benefits and TRICARE benefits.
Apply for VA Health Care: From this website you can download forms like the main VA Form 10 -10EZ, Dental, nursing home, domiciliary and other applications for benefits.
Appeals and Grievances: This website from TRICARE explains the rules for appealing a healthcare provider decision.
Resources on veterans’ health Issues
Veterans and Military Families Health: This website from the National Library of Medicine contains a vast array of up to date resources that specifically face the military population, including articles on mental health, care giving and issues affecting the emotional well-being of military couples.
Health.mil: This DOD’s Military Health Systems portal offers an overview of all aspects of health information within the government that are relevant to the military personnel community.
A–Z Health Topic Finder: This website contains a useful index from the Department of Veterans health Affairs (VHA) that lists all health topics alphabetically.
Medical Psychological and Medical Conditions: This National Resource Directory website provides general information on infections that may affect Service Members and Veterans.
Veteran’s Health: Conditions and Stressors: WebMD, the popular health site, provides a general overview of the common health issues facing veterans and their families.
Service Related Conditions: This MyHealth-e Vet website explores the connection between certain health effects and military service, and aims to improve the quality of documentation of medical histories as well as the service provided to veteran patients.
Family and Caregiver Support: This National Resource Directory website offers information on support groups, financial support and counseling sources.
Caring for Injured Servicemembers & Veterans: This website offers training resources to careproviders injured servicemembers or wounded veterans at home.
Diseases and Conditions: This website provides information on the Gulf War Syndrome and the nine infectious diseases associated with Afghanistan military service
Health and Wellness: This VA website provides an array of helpful information on healthy living including information on smoking cessation, common hygienic disease control practices and violence prevention strategies.
Women’s Veterans Health Care: This website provides information on specific health issues facing women veterans.
Defense Centers of Excellence: This website offers information on psychological health issues or traumatic brain injury.
Mental Health: This website lists available national, state and local resources on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) care to veterans.
Uniformed Services University: Patients and providers can research any health topic and get current in-depth information on issues affecting military personnel.
Doctors, hospitals, treatment centers
VA Facility Locator: This website will help you locate Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) facilities, Vet Centers, PTSD Programs as well as National Cemetery Administration (NCA) facilities in your area.
Military Treatment Facility Locator: This database will help you locate the TRICARE Military Treatment facility in you area.
Find a Provider: This TRICARE website lists doctors, nurse-practitioners, labs, medical equipment suppliers in the TRICARE system as well as some non-network providers by region.