TRICARE Standard

Army National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet



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.


Army National Guard Soldiers on drill status and their Families are generally not eligible for TRICARE Standard benefits. However, they may be eligible for TRICARE Reserve Select.

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the TRICARE Standard webpage maintained by the TRICARE Management Activity:

TRICARE DEERS Information:

TRICARE Standard Handbook:

TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra Fact Sheet:

Document Review Date: 16 March 2015