TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Rhode Island due to Hurricane Lee

FALLS CHURCH, VA, September 15, 2023 – The Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Rhode Island may receive emergency prescription refills now through Sept. 24, 2023, due to Hurricane Lee.

All counties are impacted.

To receive an emergency refill of prescription medications, TRICARE beneficiaries should take their prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy. If the bottle is unavailable or the label is damaged or missing, beneficiaries should contact Express Scripts, Inc., or their retail network pharmacy for assistance.

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

They may also search the network pharmacy locator at

If possible, visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled. Prescriptions filled by a retail chain may be filled at another store in that chain. If the clinician who prescribed the medication is available, beneficiaries can ask them to call in a new prescription to any network pharmacyfind a TRICARE pharmacy near you.

As a reminder, TRICARE beneficiaries, other than active duty service members, may receive urgent careopens TRICARE's Urgent Care page from any TRICARE-authorized urgent care center or provider and do not need a referral. This allows beneficiaries to seek nonemergency care for illnesses or injuries if their primary care provider is unavailable because of emergencies. Any TRICARE beneficiary who reasonably believes they have an emergency should always call 911 or, go to the nearest emergency room.

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