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Emergency Prescription Refills Available to TRICARE Beneficiaries in 4 California Counties Due to Wildfires

The Defense Health Agency today announced TRICARE beneficiaries in Trinity County, California can receive emergency prescription refills until September 24, 2020 after the governor expanded the State of Emergency due to growing wildfires. Previous announced counties include Siskiyou, Tulare and Yuba.

To get an emergency refill of prescription medications, TRICARE beneficiaries should take their prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy. If the bottle is lost, beneficiaries should contact Express Scripts or their retail network pharmacy.

To find a network pharmacy:

Call Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303

Search the network pharmacy locator at

If possible, visit the pharmacy where the prescription was filled. For a retail chain, the prescription can be filled at another store in that chain. If the provider is available, he or she may call in a new prescription to any network pharmacy.

As a reminder, TRICARE beneficiaries, other than active duty service members, do not need a referral to receive care from urgent care providers. They can receive urgent care from any TRICARE- authorized urgent care center or provider. This allows beneficiaries to seek nonemergency care for illnesses or injuries if their primary care provider is unavailable because of emergencies.

Beneficiaries are advised to visit for updates.