Military Children’s Healthcare

Urgent Care Centers

Urgent Care Centers are civilian clinics that treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care, but…

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Emergency Room Visits

As an individual it is up to you to decide what constitutes an emergency. You do NOT need to seek…

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Inpatient Care

​Any inpatient procedures that are done on base/at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) are covered by the US DoD. Inpatient…

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​Military T​reatment Facilities​

Details of ​​​Military Treatment Facilities in Washington,​​ DC; Las Vegas, Nevada; Norfolk, Virginia; Patuxent River, Maryland; Eglin AFB, Florida; and

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Appointments & Referrals

All children of military personnel are to use US Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) for all non-emergency medical treatment (n.b. treatment…

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Prescriptions

Prescriptions on baseAll prescriptions must be filled at the pharmacy on base/at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF).  They will be free…

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Healthcare While Travelling

If your child requires emergency medical care when travelling within the US, you can take them to any Emergency Room…

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Medical Care Outside of US Military Bases

There are two instances whereby your child may be unable to access care at US military health facilities. ​If you…

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Vaccinations

All vaccinations must be obtained at a Military Treatment Facility, where they will be funded in full by the US…

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Dental Care

Your child will automatically be enrolled in the MOD’s dental plan, administered by an American company called Meritain Health, when they have…

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Optical Care

​Often your local Military Treatment Facility (MTF) will offer free eye exams to children of active duty personnel. If the…

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Claims

All of your child’s care on base/at an MTF will be funded in full by the US DoD, with one…

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​​​​Contacting Tricare​

If you have received authorisation from the Healthcare and Education Department at the Embassy for an off base civilian care…

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Children in UK Boarding School

If your child is at boarding school in the UK, you must register them at the military personnel office on…

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Children Taking a Gap Year

If your child is taking a gap year before beginning university, and is living full time with you in the…

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Children in University

If your child is at university in the UK studying for their first degree, you must register them at the…

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Children Over 18 & Not in Full-Time Education

Children who are living full time with their families in the US (not in boarding school or university in the…

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019 @ 9:33 am

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