TRICARE Standard

TRICARE Standard is the basic TRICARE health care program, offering comprehensive health care coverage for eligible Soldiers and Family members not enrolled in TRICARE Prime. Eligible persons registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) are automatically covered by TRICARE Standard. TRICARE Standard is a fee-for-service option that gives beneficiaries the opportunity to see any TRICARE-authorized provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, lab, clinic, etc.). Standard offers the greatest flexibility in choosing a provider, but it also involves greater out-of-pocket expenses for the patient.