TRICARE

Information regarding accepted TRICARE (UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans) insurance plans.

Contact your health insurance plan for information on covered services before your appointment.

TRICARE Insurance Plans

  • TRICARE Extra (POS)

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes*

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

    General Comments

    * Non-contracted, but program is a POS so patient may self-refer to non-contracted providers. Patient may incur a greater out-of-pocket expense when self-referring.

  • TRICARE Standard (POS)

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes*

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

    General Comments

    * Non-contracted, but program is a POS so patient may self-refer to non-contracted providers. Patient may incur a greater out-of-pocket expense when self-referring.

  • TRICARE Reserve Select (POS)

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes*

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No

    General Comments

    * Non-contracted, but program is a POS so patient may self-refer to non-contracted providers. Patient may incur a greater out-of-pocket expense when self-referring.

  • TRICARE PRIME (HMO)

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    No

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    Yes*

    General Comments

    • * Non-contracted but will accept approved referrals for specialty care.
    • * Approved referrals are required for specialty care services provided within Virginia Mason. TRICARE Prime will not usually approve referrals to Virginia Mason specialty unless the service is not available within their contracted provider network.
  • TRICARE For Life (secondary to Medicare)

    Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

    Yes

    Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

    No