Nurse Advice Line

Call 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1

Talk to a registered nurse who can:

  • Answer your urgent care questions
    • Urgent care is not the same as emergency care. You'll need urgent care to treat a condition that doesn’t threaten life, limb or eyesight, but needs attention before it becomes a serious risk to health. (i.e. high fever, sprained ankle). You’ll make a "same day" appointment with your primary care physician, family doctor or urgent care clinic for urgent care services. questions
  • Give you health care advice
  • Help you find a doctor
  • Schedule next-day appointments at military hospitals and clinics

If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Do you have a sick child?

  • You can talk to nurses with specialized pediatrics training.
  • We will call you back after a few hours to check on your child.
  • If you still need an appointment, we can help.


Do you have other health insurance?

You can call us for help. If you need to see a doctor, remember:

  • You must follow the rules of your other health insurance plan first.
  • Your other health insurance is the primary payer.
  • If we help you find a doctor, make sure they're in your other plan’s network or your care may not be covered.